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Old 10-13-2005, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by steveo400
i got a 400 now, and although it has some cooling issues on hot days, i like the extra cubes. now mine is .030 over to be a 406, but on the other hand i think a 383 stroker motor is as equally good. if i had both of them in front of me i would take the 383 for the plain fact of cooling and a 350 is easier to work on cuz there is more parts

Go with the 400. If you have cooling issues than address the problem...
Drill steam holes in the head, Stewart Water Pump, and Griffin Radiator.
that's what I have on my engine and she never gets above 180* in the summer. I dont think I have hit the 200* mark but a few times in Chicago toll way traffic.

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