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View Poll Results: What's the better motor?
400 SBC 214 45.63%
383 SBC 160 34.12%
Bore your 383, get a 388 22 4.69%
They're equally good street motors 73 15.57%
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Old 03-13-2005, 05:32 PM
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the 383 is a bored 350 with a 400 crank...the 377 is the 350 with the 400 crank...not bored and the 406 is a bored 400...I have both....decided to drop the 406 in my 53 chevy and the 377 in my 65 Chevelle.


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383

So if I have a 350 now what do I need to do to make it into a 383? What parts can I reuse from my 350?
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Search the knowledge base, maybe "383 build". There have been many posts about 383 builds. I'm pretty sure your question has been addressed.
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383 there cheaper to build and if built right take a sbc 400 any day in top end
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383< if you want to re-use stock part for your 383 you can use the connecting rods, but while you have it apart you should buy new rod bearing prefferably from clevite 77 you can use the pistons if your not going to bore it over, dependin on what mods. & heads you can use the cam(or the whole top end if you have it)
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:34 PM
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woah, this one won't die!

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Id go with a 383 over a stock 400 if for no other reason than rod ratio. If you put longer rods in the 400 i would go with the 400 2 bolt main and put splayed 4 bolt caps on. the siamesed bore is a stronger design though the heads seem more prone to cracking where the steam holes are.
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gets my vote for one the best threads. good job kf.
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what about the 377 destroker?
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Old 05-01-2005, 01:23 PM
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I think this post is stroking something...and I don't think it is engines.
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i thought the 377 was a 400 block with 350 crank. rods... maybe i have it backwards... hmmm
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:01 PM
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383 or 400

On a Budget ,and want to rev up to 7000-8000, go 383.
I have seen guys rev up 400s with 5.56 rods but thats like not feeding meat eating fish and sticking your hand in the tank.
400 with good heads and good machine work and 6.0 rods or at least 5.7
(But it is still up to what you have on hand to build)
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