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Old 08-07-2006, 08:27 AM
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newbee question about 383 build

Ok heres the problem:
I'm a new guy on the block when in comes to building a motor, So I've been reading through post after post here on Hotrodders.com. I've found some very useful information. Also reading all the magazines I could get my hands on. Most recently the "500hp under $5000" 383 stroker build in HotRod magazine. I was wondering what kind of hp do you guys think I will make using these:

edelbrock performer intake #2101 &
a set of heads #3986339X
both which were given to me free of charge
also what stroker kit and cam do you guys recommend?
what else would need to be done?
its going in a 1985 swb gmc truck
just a weekend driver 80% strip 20% steet

What I have now is:
sbc350 4 bolt all stock
650 edelbrock carb
rv cam
1 3/4 headers

Sorry for all the questions, i'm pretty interested in learning.
I'm pretty sure I left something out, but any help would greatly be appreciated. Money really isn't an issue but I would like to keep the budget kinda conservative.

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I would recomend going with a rotating assem like this (356-B13004E+040)from Jegs.com

As far as a cam, some thing liek a Comp XE284 will work good.

I would ditch the performer and go with a performer rpm, performers are very mild. Considering your 80/20 split in favor of the strip, a performer rpm will make you much more happy.

Your heads are ok castings and are not the best performers. A good set of vortecs will wake your motor up for about $600. If you can spend some more cash on heads I would go with a set of AFR 195s or something like them.

With the right combo you can see 450-525hp for pretty cheap, good luck.
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So how about this setup:
vortec heads (found a set for $550)
2800+ stall
3.73 gears

this cam: k12-250-3 (the Comp XE284 kit)
Operating Range: 2300-6500 RPM
Duration Advertised: 284 Intake / 296 Exhaust
Duration @ .050'' Lift: 240 Intake / 246 Exhaust
Valve Lift w/1.5 Rockers: .507'' Intake / .510'' Exhaust
Lobe Separation Angle: 110

this stroker kit: 356-B13004E+040
383ci Rotating Assembly
2-piece rear main seal
4.040'' bore x 3.750'' stroke (.040" overbore)
5.700'' rod length
-18cc inverted dome pistons
5140 steel SIR lightweight connecting rods, std/std cast steel crank, Keith Black hypereutectic pistons, Clevite rod and main bearings, and plasma moly cast iron ring sets

Which intake would you guys recommend:
Edelbrock Super Victor Intake
Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap Intake
Edelbrock Performer RPM Vortec Intake

also is my carb big enough or will i need a 750?
anything i'm leaving out?

Any help would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance!

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So..... what do you guys think?
I wanna go ahead and start building, but i wanna make sure i'm headed in the right direction.

Any opinions?
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I would go with a 750 carb for sure, and go with a Performer Rpm Air gap. Good luck, I think you have a monster in the making
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stay away from SIR rods. I've heard bad things about SIR Rods, ask machineshop tom on this board about them.








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