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Old 07-06-2004, 08:50 PM
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Hey readyeddie Question about your 283

Hey im brand new to this forum and am looking for so advise from you. I am building a 32 Ford three window. I am planning on running a 283 bored .60 over with a set of ported vortecs. I have the four speed, and a 3/4 ton quickchange ready to go. My question is did you run into any problems with the .100 solid domed pistons teamed with the vortecs and also what cam do you recommend. I would prefer to run solid lifters. Also what kind of power could i expect to get from this combo. Thanks a bunch and keep wringing the small motor!!

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Old 07-07-2004, 06:54 PM
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Also is there any traditional valve covers available, for the vortec heads. This is going in to a pure nostalia hot rod. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2004, 07:10 PM
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seems like you're doing a bunch of upgrades for power. SPending money on heads, cam... so why the 283?

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Old 07-10-2004, 06:58 AM
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The reason for the 283 is they are insanely fun motors. Our shop has built plenty of large displacement engines, with tire and u-joint destroying torque. But with this deuce we wanted to go the other way. A high revving small displacement engine. (Also i got the idea from a Hot Rod article on 25 new ways to build a Small Block Chevy, where they commented on the fact that you could build a 450+ HP 283 with the new vortec heads.)

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You mean somebody besides me thinks there is such a thing as too much torque?
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Hey, I've got the valve covers, intake and the breather from a 67 283 chevy pickup. Let me know if your interested in them. I do have pictures of them also. I dont want them to go to the trash. I will be putting them on ebay very soon. I just got it started for the first time tonight. I've seen the adapters for center bolt heads to convert them to the 4 bolt covers. It was very pricey.
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Where did you see the adapters for sale. I would like to check that out.
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They are GM Performance parts. Prolly could find them cheaper if you looked around. Maybe.

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I'm doing the same thing. 305 Vortec heads on a 283. 240H Comp Cam, flat top pistons, about 9.1:1. No idea what power will be, don't care really, as I'm looking for economy (I pay $5.60/gal in Germany -ouch-). I also want to use my 60's Vette cast aluminum covers. Summit has adapters for 100 bucks. Not exactly cheap, but I don't now of a better way to get that retro look with Vortec heads.
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:59 PM
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Yeah im going for the more traditional look on my duece but modern cylinder heads and cam profiles are hard to beat
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