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i am looking for a 383 stroker for about $2000 pushing between 400-450 hp, i have the intake and im getting the heads, any ideas?
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Re: 383 stroker

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i am looking for a 383 stroker for about $2000 pushing between 400-450 hp, i have the intake and im getting the heads, any ideas?
You are so young and have so much to learn. Chances of you building any engine to pump-out 450 hp for $2,000 is "0" Keep on dreaming that is what makes the world go round and round
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i am looking for a 383 stroker for about $2000 pushing between 400-450 hp, i have the intake and im getting the heads, any ideas?
Will build you a short block 383 with eagle crank and rods, balanced, New pistons, H series bearings, file fit rings for $2000.00. Getting the HP you want will depend on your heads, type of intake, carb etc.

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I wouldn't say its impossible to build a 420ho 383 for under 2G's, just improbable. he won't be able to do it, but i know some of the machinists on here wouldn't have a problem with it.
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800.00 -383 stroker kit with flat tops powerhouse
800.00 -190cc aluminum heads powerhouse
160.00 -roller rockers 1.60 ratio
90.00 -pushrods
180.00 -292h magnum comp cam and lifters
90.00-double roller timing chain
100.00 -balancer pro products
220.00-pro products intake
400.00-750cfm demon carb
220.00-hei distributor
that 3k just from powerhouse jegs would even be higher
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check out this article on thier kit from super chevy
http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...kit/index.html
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800.00 -383 stroker kit with flat tops powerhouse
800.00 -190cc aluminum heads powerhouse
160.00 -roller rockers 1.60 ratio
90.00 -pushrods
180.00 -292h magnum comp cam and lifters
90.00-double roller timing chain
100.00 -balancer pro products
220.00-pro products intake
400.00-750cfm demon carb
220.00-hei distributor
that 3k just from powerhouse jegs would even be higher
You're way overshooting what it takes to make 400HP, sure those parts make it in a cleaner more reliable out of the box fashion, but you can make that with factory cast heads, stamped steel rockers, stock pushrods, a used intake, a slightly cheaper cam, a used dist., ... Like I said, it could be done for less than $2K the problem is the machine work alone will run you atleast $600... unless you're a machinist, then its free. this spring I get to learn how to operate all of that equipment and boy am I excited!
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A standard 350 remanufactured shortblock should be in the neighborhood of $800. Add to that another $200 at least for the upgraded crank and the clearancing work. You're already in for $1000 just for the shortblock.

Then for heads, you'll need something that flows in the 270 cfm range. That means either aftermarket heads or professionally ported stockers. I'm getting ready to spend nearly $2100 on heads to get 260 cfms for a 400 hp 383. The porting will be $1500, then upgraded springs, retainers, screw in studs, 1.6 roller rockers, retainers, locks, spring cups, guides, seats, bigger valves.... the list is big. The power is in the heads, and that is also where most of the critical nickel-and-dime parts reside.

It can be done, but you have to really scrape for it. I took my time with my build (in fact its not done yet) but I have spent the last 2 years acquiring parts for it. I found a forged scat crank and h-beam rod set on Craigslist for $360 brand new, a set of NOS aluminum GM heads for $275 on Ebay, and a low-mile engine core for $200.

You'll also want to seriously consider 4- bolt mains at that power level, which means either shelling out the bucks for a 4-bolt block or having a 2-bolt machined for it.

Then add in all the cost of the pipe plugs, gaskets, hoses, lines, electrical connectors, engine paint, silicone sealant, assembly lube, sensors, headers, collectors, upgraded exhaust... it really starts to add up.

Then you have to consider that a 450 hp small block needs to have a complete driveline that matches it; is your rear axle strong enough? Have you budgeted $300 for a matching converter and $500 for a rear axle gear swap?

Anybody can slap together a 400 hp small block. Getting it done cheaply and reliably and being able to make it streetable is a whole different animal.
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the cheepist way to get 400-450 hp 383 is swapmeet parts i just built one. used bottom end dome pistons 300bucks ,world heads 2.08 -1.80 ported 400 bucks , new cop cam kit 600 bucks, used bodix intake 100 bucks, speed demon 850cfm used 300 bucks ,used dis. 5 bucks . and about 200 in ods and ends . the barter system works good to.
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