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Old 09-30-2004, 02:34 PM
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Your link shows that block as a TBI with a one piece rear seal and not connection for a mechanical fuel pump. No problems that I can see and actually looks like one that would be fun to work with. A little high end, but it should be fun. You can still do basic 383 parts, rods / crank / pistons. Since it was TBI, you would want to do roller cam / roller lifters / 1.6 rockers for deeper breathing / port matching / and nothing TOO radical on the cam. Use the TBI if you have it. That would make one great motor. Since it is a TBI you do know that you should have pump in tank. COOL.

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Should I get new main bolts?
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It really depends on how bad they look and how many times the engine has been taken apart. Chances are that this is its first or second rebuild at most. Thus the bolts have not been stretched that much as yet. Buying a kit of ARP bolts is a good thing, but they cost money, so I usually just use what is there. You have to be the final judge, because I can not see them. Just remember to apply a good assembly white grease to the bearings and rotate the engine by hand before you assemble the heads or install the cam.

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Hey!
What to think of Manley pistons?
http://www.cnc-motorsports.com/produ...983&CtgID=8975
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Manley

They have been making pistons for a long time. They even make them for sports cars. (I used to use them in my Alfa Romeo). Good piston. About the middle of the road on pricing. Check www.jegs.com or www.summitracing.com. Both carry a good selection of pistons.


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I've looked for other pistons. I think I am going to buy all other parts from CNC. It would be nice to get pistons from there too, so I can get balanced kit. Here, where I live, balanceing is a little bit of problem - I have to go to next country to get that done.

Other pistons that I've looked are TRW powerforged at summit. CNC also offers Probe FSP pistons, these are also one option, what to think of these. Which pistons should you use?

Is there any usage difference between 1/16 1/16 3/16 and 5/64 5/64 3/16 rings?

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BALANCE

Balancing is the one thing you HAVE to do with a stroker. If you do not, you are taking a big chance. Obviously, if you can not, you can not. But it is so available to me that I balance every motor I build. If you have a school near you, you usually can balance the piston assembles there. Most schools all around the world have a gram scale. Just file the ridges on the rods for balance.

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I want to get balanceing done by pros. Balanceing pistons isn't that much problem, but crankshaft is. I prefer to get all balanceing work to be done at same workshop.
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I have to ask why spend the extra cash on these pistons? Why not just regular KB or TRW? 400 horse don't need racing pistons or top of the line. Just food for thought.
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