Originally Posted by bfritch
What I'm looking for is a good short block that includes the oil pan, dampener, and flex plate, and 1 piece RMS so I don't have to jack with a cam button. The ZZ383 shortblock is great but at $3903 there has to be a better value. Even the ZZ454 short block is less at $3855. The ATK 383 short block at about $2000 looks good but I'd like to have that with the pan, balancer and flex plate.
No idea where you're located, but there was a couple articles on a company named Demon, they're on the left coast. Cheap Big-Block Chevy Engine
A while ago a member posted an article about a nice sounding deal from Coast High Performance
, on a Chevrolet 406
. These guys torque plate hone all their engines, I emailed them to confirm this.