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how to pick out the right rods and pistons

what are the factors when going to pick out new rods and pistons i am building a chevy 383 the pistons and rods i have i been told not to use and just replace them well i am back to ground one but i am stuck because i do no how what pistons or anything to buy

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1.6 Rockers, Full Roller
Comp Cams XE284H RPM range 2300 to 6500.
240/246 Duration @ .050 .507/510 Lift w/ 110 LSA

if any more info is need let me know.... thanks

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what are the factors when going to pick out new rods and pistons i am building a chevy 383 the pistons and rods i have i been told not to use and just replace them well i am back to ground one but i am stuck because i do no how what pistons or anything to buy

TrickFlow Heads 195's, 64cc Chamber 2.02/1.6 Valves
1.6 Rockers, Full Roller
Comp Cams XE284H RPM range 2300 to 6500.
240/246 Duration @ .050 .507/510 Lift w/ 110 LSA

if any more info is need let me know.... thanks
Check out Wheeler Performanc in Jacksonville as well as a few others, and buy a complete rotating assembly, which will include the crankshaft too
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what are the factors when going to pick out new rods and pistons i am building a chevy 383 the pistons and rods i have i been told not to use and just replace them well i am back to ground one but i am stuck because i do no how what pistons or anything to buy

TrickFlow Heads 195's, 64cc Chamber 2.02/1.6 Valves
1.6 Rockers, Full Roller
Comp Cams XE284H RPM range 2300 to 6500.
240/246 Duration @ .050 .507/510 Lift w/ 110 LSA

if any more info is need let me know.... thanks
The bottom end is the foundation you've gotta build this right or those super race pieces will be junk if a cheeped out bottom end lets go.

That said let's start with the question of how will this engine be used?

Then what are you expecting for power and RPM? I'd say there's a lot of potential for big numbers!

What block is being used and vital dimensions like have the cylinders been bore and if so how much? Include whether its been decked and how much? Align bored mains and any other engineering data that sounds like it could be important?

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