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12-08-2003 05:27 PM
low77ride hey if you allready have a block then this is a pretty sweet deal i think ...
12-08-2003 05:13 PM
firestone I have heard good things about Revolutionary performance, they have reasonably priced motors, and they are an AFR dealer. With a set of AFR 195cc heads on a 383 with matched parts and 10:1 compression you could easily attain 475 hp.

12-08-2003 01:51 PM
trees Scoggins-Dickey or Jim Pace Pontiac is probably your cheapest source for brand new, 0 time, fully GM Warranted 383 and you can talk with them to sort of customize your motor (cash regestier starts to spin faster). The good deals are in their packaged motors, so go online and look at all the options available. Anyone outside your arms reach may not be trustworthy.

12-08-2003 10:26 AM
minesblown there is a guy on ebay a&rracing has 470 hp 383 with free shipping for under 4 k usd. i like the gm performance motors too but i always want more, and to get more i am going to need new heads. the a&r motors have good heads to start with. so i figure i am ahead of the game to start with.
12-08-2003 02:29 AM
not mcclure racing

i realize i am pretty new to this forum, but i only hopped on because i was looking for more info on richard mcclure, i ordered a motor from him 8 months again, and he hasn't produced nothing. it to was a 383 stroker, i am in the process of sueing him. he doesn't give refunds, he is the biggest nightmare and the biggest mistake i have ever done. mcclure racing is a joke. i am most likely goin to have to fly to texas and get my unbuilt motor then take him to court. seriously do not go with mcclure racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
09-19-2003 06:57 AM

I've research American Speed engines and talked with their builders. They use all the quality goodies and know the correct details of assembly. I've purchased a mild 350 CID from Procell engines, (TX). They build 383's...nice pieces. The people at Procell were great to deal with. Whatever you do insist on a dyno sheet and review it with the tech in person or at least by phone. I think the GM crate 383 idea is a good one...great parts, good warranty.
Good Luck
09-19-2003 04:45 AM
302 Z28 Go with the GM Performance Parts crate engine, hard to beat the price.

09-19-2003 02:34 AM
OldBucsFan No, you weren't asking too much. Reputations are built on word-of-mouth AND referrals.
09-18-2003 09:03 PM
bob myers Guys,
Thanx for the quick response. There are two on this list that I did not know about. I will call them tomorrow.
I looking for a stronger engine than any of the small block GM engines. My goal is 470-475 horse power. I also want to customize the package a bit with a hyd roller cam and a pete jackson gear drive. There is no flexibility with Mr Goodwrench.
If there are any more sources any info, appreciated.
FYI, I talked with Richard McClure from McClure Racing out of Dallas and he can deliver exactly what I want, but was reluctant to provide me with references. I work really hard to earn $5000 for a new engine, so I am hesitant to go with him. He said "he would see what he could do to provide some names.
I paint motorcycles for a living almost exclusively via internet and out of state refferals. if some wants a reference from me I will give a bunch from different parts of the country without hesitation........was I asking too much? Thanx again, Bob Myers, SD
09-18-2003 07:48 PM

Whatever you do don't buy anything from Marks Performance Engine, out of Arizona, He's got only junk and half the time he doesn't even deliver. He's nothing but a snake
09-18-2003 12:52 PM
bullheimer american speed engineering has one with 450 HP for 5K dont know how good they are built
09-18-2003 06:39 AM
1BAD80 A GM crate motor is the best way to go. Not heard one thing bad from at least 6 rodders that have them. Good Warranty 12/12.
If you have a GM member it can be bought cheaper. Just check at a local GM Performance Dealer.
Cheaper to get one than build one.
09-18-2003 06:27 AM
BrackneyC I bought mine here. I have been pretty happy with it.
09-17-2003 09:16 PM
GM crate engine

Have you thought about a GM crate 383. They are probably more expensive but built with all new GM parts.
09-17-2003 09:11 PM
OldBucsFan These folks have been featured in a couple of magazines....I haven't bought from them yet but plan to soon.
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