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Old 06-25-2004, 02:29 PM
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i have a 350 block which i plan to use as a basis for a 383, something relatively cheap just straight out cast parts i dont' plan on any nitrous anytime soon, my idea is to save and invest in a full rotating assembly from eagle so i can avoid costly machine shop balancing and i thought about vortec heads and intake but don't know if there may be some parts conflict i may run into.
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Best way to remove rods from a core motor, is get a brass punch and once the rod nuts are removed. Smack the rod bolt straight up towards the piston on each side of the rod. This will part the rod more or less evenly. The rod cap will then remove easily.

As for the Eagle balanced assemblies. You are much better off getting a good 1/2 gr. balance job from a machine shop balancer. Eagle balance jobs are not very close (read their fine print). For $120-150.00 the shop balance is a better deal.

Many 383's are built with the Vortec setup. It works fine for street engines. Just watch the compression ratio!
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Old 06-25-2004, 08:26 PM
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thanks bob for the advice ..........i just now got those rods out but thanks for the help there too. however as far as the balancing as far as i know the fee for a balance around here is about $400
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thanks bob for the advice ..........i just now got those rods out but thanks for the help there too. however as far as the balancing as far as i know the fee for a balance around here is about $400


You had better shop around. That sound extremely high to me. Around $150 is good.
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small town kentucky and the guys pretty much got a monopoly ...........im not sure if there's anything that cheap close enough.
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