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Old 05-14-2003, 02:27 PM
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OK nomex underware firmly in place, here goes! So call me dumb but whats a 383 stroker and how does it compare to a 383 Chrysler engine? Is it technically the same displacement? I had a 383 in my 69 Roadrunner and LOVED that engine.

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The difference is in how the 383 cubic inches is obtained. I'm not sure on the specs, but maybe one has a smaller bore but longer stroke. They are both 383, but the bore stroke difference of each will determine, roughly, where the max torque will be. The other factor would be weight, head design, etc. A 383 does not equal a 383. <img src="graemlins/pimp.gif" border="0" alt="[pimp]" />
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a chev 383 stroker is a 350 with a 400 crank.these motors are expensive to have them bored properly and cut away around the rods, etc. they run about 2-3 grand just for the machining.but they are incredible power makers. my cousin built one,it has about 500 h.p. but he spared no expense.make sure your machinist is not feint at heart, cause they are trickey and really take an expert. mike
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The Chrysler 383 is larger bore /smaller stroke, and although the small block Chevy version is really popular I still give the torque mantle to the Chrysler ,the Chevy probably makes more HP.
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IMHO the Chrysler 383 is the best mid sized engine ever made.
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machine work is only a couple a hundred for 383 stroker.
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it just costed me 900 bucks but also got him to put in crank,pistons freeze plugs for 200
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if ya have the shop turn down an actual 400 crank then yes its expensive.. but aftermarket cranks are out that don't need any additional machining to go into a 350 block.(for just the crank i mean.. you might still have to notch the cyl skirts?? )

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I would agree with you Willys!!! My 383 seemed to just keep pulling. I wish I hadn't sold my Roadrunner now. Man I miss that car.....

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383 Chevy vs. 383 Mopar

Well here's one for you. The 383 Chrysler engine came in 2 forms. In 1959-60-61 the Chrysler 383 was a RB (raised block) engine with the deck height of the 426 wedge and later 440. (You could actually think of it as a small bore 440) It came equipped with the dual quad long-cross-ram manifolds (where the carbs were out by the fenders) or single 4 bbl. It was a small bore 4.030, longer stroke 3.75 engine, coincidentally the same bore and stroke as the 383 Chevy stroker. Then Chrysler made a change and the 383 became a the low deck height "B" engine with a much larger bore 4.250, and a much shorter stroke 3.375. Then in 68 they made the 383 Magnum with a better top end, e.g. Roadrunner. Later this B engine evolved into the even bigger bore 400 cid.

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IMHO the Chrysler 383 is the best mid sized engine ever made.
I wholeheartedly agree. It's almost indestructable. Fast revving, especially with a good valvetrain.
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The 383 Chrysler is a lot better engine in my opinion than the 383 Chevy. The only thing the Chevy has over the 383 Chrysler is parts availability.
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The 383 Chrysler is IMHO in every way superior to the Chevy stroker engine. It was nearly indestructible, came in a variety of combinations and was a real work horse. (2 bbl., 4 bbl., HP 4 bbl., Long Cross Ram dual 4 bbl,, Short
Cross Ram dual 4 bbl, and the venerable Inline dual 4 bbl.) These were all factory available and you could drive one right off the lot, with the exception of the Short Cross Ram which was an over the counter parts option.

If you wanted to do the same thing to a 383 (stroke it) all you would have to do is slip in a 440 crank and you have a low deck 426 wedge that will really rev. This is a great but not so popular combination. It's just as easy to slip a 440 crank in a Chrysler 400 big block where you will have the same reving capability but 451 cubes.

Parts for these engines aren't hard to find although they are a little more expensive than a SBC. A high hp big block Chrysler engine can be built without spending a dime more than it would cost to get the same hp out of a BBC. The fact that Chevys are more popular than their Chrysler counter parts is just because there are more followers in this world than leaders.
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The fact that Chevys are more popular than their Chrysler counter parts is just because there are more followers in this world than leaders.
Can I get a BIG AMEN for the quote from the moderator!!!!!

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Can I get a BIG AMEN for the quote from the moderator!!!!!

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