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Old 05-30-2010, 09:12 PM
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chevy 383 problem

i just built a chevy 383 and it dosent have big power like i though it would

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:37 PM
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tell us what you built, just 383 is not enough info to go on.
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summit pistons 17cc dish vortec64cc heads eagle 383 crank 5.7 rods 224/224 summit cam flat lifters summit intake holley 750 vac sec
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:05 PM
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OK so what is this motor in, what type of tranny, stall speed, rear gear ratio?
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:25 PM
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trany is B&M th350 stock stall in a odsmobile cuttlas 1982 rear is stock i had a mild 350 in it and it was better from take off but not so good at high rpm
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At 9.35:1 static compression ratio, the cylinder pressure may be a little light for a 224/224 cam. You may have been better off using a cam with 215-218 degrees @0.050" tappet lift. Either that, or use the 224/224 cam with up around 10.0:1 static compression ratio. Exchange the stock converter for one that stalls at 2500/3000. That'll get you past the soggy part of the cam. Put some gear in the rear, at least a 3.73.

Lose the Summit intake, replace with a Edelbrock RPM or Weiand Stealth. Bolt on some long-tube, equal-length headers with 1 3/4" primary tubes. Fabricate an X or H right after the collectors, use 2 5/8" or 2 3/4" pipes, through the mufflers of your choice, back to the rear bumper.

What did you do for valve springs? Are these L31 heads or aftermarket?
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were did that cop 9*** com from i was told it is 9.7 these is onky my second build
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yes sir these are vortec oem heads
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were did that cop 9*** com from i was told it is 9.7 these is onky my second build
It may well be- what is the quench at? If the block is zero decked, the CR will be about w/9.7:1 0.041" head gaskets. And should be OK w/your present cam.
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If your rear gears are stock, chances are good they need to be changed to a lower (higher number) set. A torque converter to match the onset of serious torque production by the engine will be needed, something around a 3000 rpm stall range, give or take.
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1.433 pistons decke higt is stock
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1.433 pistons decke higt is stock
And what's the head gasket thickness? But I can tell you, this isn't looking good...
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Something like 9.24:1 w/a 0.041 gasket, anyway. Given a 5.7" rod, 9.025" unmilled stock deck height, nothing subtracted for bearing clearance.

The 9.7 CR you were told would have been w/a zero deck and a 0.041 quench.

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yes sir these are vortec oem heads
Are they bone-stock or did you change out the valve springs?
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And what's the head gasket thickness? But I can tell you, this isn't looking good...
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