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rick458 02-12-2005 11:24 AM

PAW 388 or 383 kits, any good
I did a search but didnt see any applicable threads, So, Has anybody tried the PAW 388 or 383 stroker kits were they any good, and unecpected problems?

I will go with a comp cam and lifters, and would probably use AFR 195 heads, and going for a daily driver more than a DAIRY queen
so I wont be after Monster power just great torque and streetability.

69er 02-12-2005 01:46 PM

I know it's not the same, but for what it's worth, I bought a 427 paw engine kit for my Corvette and things turned out real well. I was happy with their flexibility and help putting my kit together. This engine is way more brutal than my last one.:pimp:

rick458 02-12-2005 01:51 PM

Did you do the long block or the short block?

69er 02-12-2005 02:26 PM

I bought their entire 427 long block kit except for the heads. I had a set of 396 heads that had been ported, so I put some 2.19 & 1.88 valves in them, and used my heads. PAW did screw up on the proper valve guides, though, so I called them, and they sent the right ones right away. I paid extra for a .030 bore block, instead of the .060 over. I think they messed up on the guide plates because I upgraded the pushrods to the 7/16 chrome moly ones. I also upgraded to some roller rockers instead of those long slot jobs. I also got a xe268 comp flat tappet cam, that I really like too. With the 4 bolt mains and all I feel more confident romping on it now. It has killer low end and really screams. I put a shift kit in the 400 tranny too with a Hughes convertor, and now I'm worried about breaking the u-joints or rearend. Compared to my last engine, this one is almost scary. I give PAW a thumbs up, and of course my machinist deserves a lot of credit too.

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