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Old 08-04-2007, 10:08 PM
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I'm back! With more questions. (383SBC)Transmission related too.

So this is what I am looking at so far for my 383/77 Monte Carlo build.

Block
Intake Manafold
Carb
Flywheel
Pistons&Rods
Cam
Crank
Headers

Is that what you had in mind Hippie?
What am I missing?

Then the bigger questions:
What manual transmission will I need for this?
What do I need for the WHOLE clutch assembly?(Car originally automatic)
What do I need to connect the engine to the transmission?(I have very little knowledge of the drivetrain)
Torque converter, what does it do and which should i get?
Anything I forgot?

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Old 08-04-2007, 10:12 PM
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BTW

Clutchless and hand clutch transmissions are not street legal right?
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:21 PM
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I think this might help.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:39 PM
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That crank you listed has 2.65" mains. The block you have listed uses 2.45" mains.

The head gaskets you listed are also for a Ford and will not fit a Chevy.
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That crank you listed has 2.65" mains. The block you have listed uses 2.45" mains.

The head gaskets you listed are also for a Ford and will not fit a Chevy.
The 383sbc uses a 400 crank with turned down mains. Thanks for noticing the gaskets. Now I'm not sure bout the head gaskets.

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Old 08-04-2007, 10:56 PM
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The 383sbc uses a 400 crank with turned down mains. Thanks for noticing the gaskets.
Yes it does and that's why I pointed that out. They do make crankshafts for your application. Why spend the $660 on a crankshaft just to spend even more to cut down the mains to the correct size when you can spend $630 and get the correct part in the first place.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...0&autoview=sku

Be careful with Eagle cranks too. Before you start buying bearings, balancers and the like be sure to measure it very carefully to make sure everything is in spec. Maybe even take it to a reputable machine shop and have them check it. I took my Eagle crank in and the shop informed me the crank snout was .0015" undersized. I had to make sure I got a balancer that fit properly, which meant I had to carefully measure the I.D. of the balancer hub as well to ensure the correct press fit.

Here is a head gasket similar to the one you had listed, for a Chevy:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...2&autoview=sku

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Old 08-04-2007, 11:01 PM
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So it was .015 below stated? Couldn't you have sent it back?
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:04 PM
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It was .0015" undersized, not .015". All I had to do was ensure the balancer hub would still have the correct press fit. As it turned out, the ATI balancer hub was actually slightly smaller than spec too. I needed the balancer anyway so it was worth a shot and everything worked out.
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The lost 0 was a typo.
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I realized I hadn't put the heads there.
I want to use AFI Eliminator 195 65cc heads.
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