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when i built my 383 I installed the crankshaft splash guard that was originally on the 350 engine. When I started the engine the crank was smacking this splash guard, i think it is actually called a windage tray, is that correct? It sounded just like lifter noise. I removed the tray and the noise was gone. Do you have this on your engine? For the vibration I would check to make sure you have the correct balancer and flywheel, it will not be a factory 350 balancer and flywheel. Check for the big notch out of the balancer.
When I built my last engine when I went to get some prices on machine work the guy at the parts store/machine shop told me that I could buy a reman engine for around the same price maybe even a little less. I told him that is fine because if I bought the reman I would know **** about the engine and how it was assembled. I hate reman engines. You are in the same situation, you have a problem and don't know **** about the engine. Not trying to be mean.

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For the vibration I would check to make sure you have the correct balancer and flywheel, it will not be a factory 350 balancer and flywheel.
Unless it's an internally balanced crankshaft. I have one in my 383 build. Uses a neutral balance balancer and flywheel.
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thanks for all the help guys.. i took care ok the rocker problem, just got the motor hot and then adjusted them and the noise went away. and for the vibration.. the motor is internally balanced, and im putting in a new torque converter soon(only the stock one is in it) so im going to check the flexplate for weights.. and for the converter i was thinkin on getting the TCI street fighter, anyone have any expirience with these?
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