Originally Posted by chevy53
What are the differences between a 350 chevy long block or short block ? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to either for hot rod application?
If you already have good heads and intake, you can reuse them.
I was able to purchase a short block 383, with my choice of cam and pistons installed, for what I considered a reasonable price, from Kent @ the enginestore.com. He did the machining I requested and used the brand of parts I specified. I checked clearances when I received the block - dead nuts on. Bolted my heads, intake, headers, and distributor on, and have been most satisfied!