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Old 01-21-2003, 10:24 PM
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Instead of putting like 4 grand into a 383 stroker.Wouldnt I be better of getting a 502 and slap on some good headers,intake,carb,cam,etc.. You would think that would tool any stroker out there.Just an idiea though.I just want to play with the big boys

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Old 01-22-2003, 02:34 AM
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Big blocks are heavy and it takes ALOT more money to get a big block to spin as fast as a small block can.

The 360 in my dad's Duster has beat a few big block Camaros.
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I was going to buy a stroker motor also, and decided to go with the 502 in a '71 Chevelle.
The aluminum head 502 is not a great deal heavier than an all iron small block. From what I've seen and people I've talked to, dollar for dollar, you can't beat 500 HP and 567 ft. lbs. of torque (carb to starter) for under $7k. Headers are a little pricey and you have to have the drivetrain to back it up.
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Whats wrong with your 400 Neil?Or was it Stoned who had a 400? If not just rebuild what you got. Steve

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i would defintly go with a 383 stroker my gf's dad has one and he is always telling me how when he floors it, the car has so much power it just spines right around if he barly turnes the wheel.
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Wow!!
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big block is like having an extra person in the car... only a couple hundred pounds... if you can afford building it for insane power it is worth it... or if you just want the potential you could build the bottom end and use crap heads and manifold and add on to it as you get more money

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I was just wondering how big of a difference there would be between a 383 and a 502 in gas milage??
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It all depends on how you drive it... but any engine with alot of power is gunna use fair bit of fuel... remember you can't make power from nothin... basic laws of physics
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The extra couple of hundred pounds in the cause of a big block chevy is not like an extra person in the car, cause the waight is far foward above the wheele's, so it drasticaly effects handling,
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but when someone asked you what u had under the hood,emagine how it would feel to say that u have a 502 big block.The look on there faces would satisfy me
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Yada yada far forward weight... yes I understand that but if you are smart you upgrade your suspension too... May not be the best for weight transfer but agian you can match with suspension upgrade... I turbo is a like 50 pounds (just a guess) why don't people worry abou this??? v-8 needs twin turbo if you wanna keep duel exhaust so there is about a hundred pounds... at least this is just the way I see it correct me if I am wrong
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Old 01-22-2003, 08:41 PM
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what if you were to put twin turbos on a 502?ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM
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THE 400 is the stonedpuppys engine.Are crate engines over priced????
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A small block chevy is like what? 550lbs? a big block 680? A big block with aluminum heads might be as light as a small block(doubtful)...but a smallblock with aluminum heads is even lighter. You will need to upgrade your engire front suspension to accomodate the bigblock. I think telling people that you have a 305 or 350 but really have a 383...then beating the crap out of them is better than telling them you have a 502. If you tell them that, then they will be expecting you to kick their *** . But with a small block , you will surprise them. I like the fact that my mustang still has the 289 emblems on it.

I think their faces after you beat them with a "305" would be pretty satisfying also.
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