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383 Recipe

Hi, my name is Adam Spotanski. I got hurt in Afghanistan and now I have money in the bank and I want to build a 383. I want around 430hp to 500hp on pump gas. My question is if anyone with experience with stroker could give me a damn good engine recipe for the parts that I will need to accomplish such a task. By the way, I'm putting it in my 1970 C10

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When I asked the same question, everyone guided me here . The site has tons of engine combos with the horsepower and torque listed. Just search through til u find the 383's
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Here is one that is dyno proven check out this link.
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383ci 9.5:1
powerhouse 190cc heads
1.60 roller rockers
270H magnum comp cam
performer intake
670cfm street avenger carb
gm hei 50k
I would run a th700-r4 if it is rebuilt for the added strength maybe a small stall like a 2000 or 2200,and 3.73 gears

383ci bored .030 over
9.5:1 pistons with moly rings
nodular iron crank
5.7" rods(if 6"rods are in the budget use them)
a set of power house Cylinder Heads > POWERHOUSE 23 Competition Cylinder Heads
opt for the 2.02/1.60vvalves


FLOW CHART: (Cam Lift - Intake/Exhaust)

Small Block Chevrolet (2.05" X 1.60" Valves)

190cc (As Cast)
.100 64/61
.200 128/115
.300 181/158
.400 227/190
.500 260/209
.600 277/227
.700 280/231
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In their kits they use Powerhouse heads. They also sell Dart and Edelbrock heads, in some packages.

Never heard of "Powerhouse" heads and really cannot find any info on them. Are they made in China? If so, use your own judgement!
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383's rule

here is my combo
Dart 215 ported and flow 3oo cfm
probe industries pro street kit
6" h beam rods
4340 crank nitrided
everything was balanced internally by me
306 solid lifter cam with the 4 and 7 swap
11:0.1 comp
pump gas
victor jr intake port matched
it's making 55o hp and very streetable
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All you have to do is go down to your local Mopar dealer and order one.
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Here are few


As for exactly what parts, that will boil down to the following to start with.

vehicle weight
intended use
tranny/Stall converter
Rear end gear
tire height

There is more but if you can give us this info it will be a good start in recommending a good combination for you.

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500HP AFR Headed Crate Engine

if I had the money to build one the way I wanted. I would build it in a 4 bolt main block, balance the rotating assembly with 6" rods. forged crank, forged slugs, H beams & all roller. AFR heads. I would shot for the 550 HP mark, 500 + pump gas friendly horse power would be bad *****. or buy the 500 HP crate engine.

scroll down this page to the ZZ383-500 500 HP 383 Engines the link is by featured products http://www.sallee-chevrolet.com/fram...ckV8s/572.html

ZZ383-500 �383 Stroker� 500 HP @ 5,700 RPM, 491 FT/LBS @ 4,600 RPM, P/N SCZZ383500
Anniversary ZZ383-500A, P/N SCZZ38350TH
GILBERT CHEVROLET has a �New� 383 c.i.d. crate engine, the ZZ383-500, to add to our line up. The new ZZ383-500 puts out an impressive 500 hp @ 5,700 rpm and 491 ft/lbs. @ 4,600 rpm of torque. GILBERT CHEVROLET starts with the GM 383 short-block as the foundation for the ZZ383-500 and adds to it all the tried and proven components that combine to produce this engine. Keeping with the goal of making this engine useable for street and strip applications, we chose parts that were well suited to this application, like the hydraulic roller cam which has great idle, vacuum, and streetability characteristics. We added the AFR 6155 Rev. Kit to help the hydraulic lifters function effectively at high rpm.
The top end of the engine consist of a pair of special AFR 195cc cylinder heads and an Edelbrock Victor Jr. single plane intake manifold to help the engine breath throughout the rpm range set as the goal for this engine. The AFR heads have 58cc combustion chambers, which helps the ZZ383-500 attain a 10:1 compression ration, and the ZZ4 plug pattern. The Edelbrock intake manifold is good up to 8000 rpm which is more then adequate for the maximum rpm of 6,500 for this engine.
To finish off the ZZ383-500, we added the new Holley 0-82751 4150 Street Hp 750 cfm carburetor to keep up with the demands of this engine and the Proform 141-693 Chevrolet Clear Anodized Aircraft Aluminum Plain 14� air cleaner for its low profile, to aid in hood clearance, and the overall show quality appearance it give this engine.
At this time we do not have a base engine package put together for this engine, but if enough people express interest in one, we will be more then happy to put one together for everyone.
As part of the celebration of the GM small-block V8 50th anniversary, we made a special version of the ZZ383-500 called the ZZ383-500A which features special black power coat valve covers and the black painted Proform low profile air cleaner. You can read more about this and see pictures of this version on our page made specially for this. This version of the ZZ383-500 will only be produced for the year 2005.

Parameter Specification

Horsepower: 500 @ 5,700 RPM
Torque: 491 @ 4,600 RPM
Max. Rec. RPM: 6,500 RPM
Comp. Ratio: 10.1:1
Partial Engine: GM P/N 12499106, 383ci
Block: P/N 88962516, Cast Iron, Four Bolt Main, 383 Stroke
Crankshaft: 12489436 Forged 4340 Steel
Connecting Rods: P/N 12497624 Stroker PM
Pistons: P/N 12499103 High Silicon .005 O/S
Piston Rings: 12499107 set .005 O/S
Camshaft: P/N 2204, Edelbrock Hyd. Roller, Lift (.539� I, .548� E), Duration @ .050� (234� I, 238� E)
Timing Chain: P/N 12371043, Single Roller Design
Timing Cover: P/N 12342089 GM, Chrome (Proform 141-215)
Timing Tab: P/N 12342011 GM, Chrome (Proform 141-202)
Lifters: P/N 875-16 �R� Series, Comp Cams Pro Magnum Hydraulic Roller.
Cylinder Heads: P/N 1038, Special AFR 195cc, 58cc combustion chamber
Cylinder Head Gasket: P/N 10105117 GM
Intake Valves: P/N 7204 AFR 2.020�
Exhaust Valves: P/N 7219 AFR 1.600�
Valve Springs: P/N 8020 AFR, Standard Hydraulic, 1.450� OD
Valve Spring Ret.: P/N 8510 AFR, Standard 10� 4140 Chrome Moly, 1.450� OD
Valve Seal: P/N 6611 AFR
Valve Spring Shims: P/N 8043 AFR, Hardened
Valve Lash: Hydraulic
Push Rods: P/N 25730 Manley
Rocker Arms: P/N 1301-16 Comp Cams or P/N 10750-16 Crane Cams (Your Choice)
Rev. Kit: P/N 6155 AFR (Page)
Spark Plugs: P/N 88901233 GM, Gap @ .035 For Points Distributor Or .045 For HEI Distributor
Intake Manifold: P/N 2975 Edelbrock Victor Jr., Port Matched To Heads
Intake Gasket: P/N 1205 Fel-Pro
Ignition Package: P/N 6420 MSD 6AL Box, P/N 8207 MSD Blaster Coil, P/N 85551 MSD Pro Billet Distributor
Ignition Timing: 12� BTDC @ 800 RPM, 36� total @ 3,200 RPM with vacuum advance line disconnected and plugged. This setting will produce 36� of total advance at wide open throttle (WOT).
Fuel: 92 Octane
Oil Pan: P/N 12557558 5 Quart Camaro/Caprice
Oil Pan Gasket: GM P/N 10108676
Oil Filter: PF1218
Oil Breather: P/N 141-616 Proform, Chrome
Oil Fill Cap: None, remove oil breather, for oil filling.
Valve Cover: P/N 12480127 GM, Bow Tie Cast Aluminum
Damper: P/N 12498008, Balanced 383 Stroker
Flex Plate: P/N 14088765, 153 Tooth
Water Pump: P/N 8810 Edelbrock, Short Style Or P/N 8811 Edelbrock, Long Style
Air Cleaner: P/N 141-693 Proform, Chevrolet Clear Anodized Aircraft Aluminum Plain 14�
(You can choice between any Proform air cleaner in exchange for 141-693 except 141-790.)
Carburetor: P/N 0-82751 Holley, 4150 Street HP, 750 CFM
Starter: P/N 10455709 GM, High Torque Gear Reduction
Starter Bolts: P/N 430-3505 ARP, ARP�300 100% Maintenance Free Stainless Steel.
Plug Wire/Loom Kit: Your Choice Of Either Listed Below:
GM Red 8 MM Wires (Performance or Bow Tie), Stainless Wire Looms
Moroso Blue Ultra 40 Wires, Moroso Wire Looms

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to be honest powerhouse is a few blocks from my house and I have personally used them in a daily driven 70 C10 for over a year and a half with that combo,I have seen these castings and darts and afrs,afrs are nice if you have $1,500 to spend on a set of heads but the powerhouse heads are have excellent flow characteristics but are far more in the budget for some of us.
I dont have any complaints about them,but use whatever you can really afford if $800 heads arent in the budget vortecs are also nice stock heads
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