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Old 10-10-2002, 04:39 PM
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I have a 1965 Chevy II with a 283 V8. It runs but smokes. Would I be better off rebuilding or getting a newer motor from a junk yard? Thanks

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If its the origanal motor youd be better off rebuilding it.Also I doubt you'll find any 283s in a boneyard.
For more poer maybe put a used 350 in but keep the origanal 283.
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Keep it original if it is already.
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I think it really depends on your preference. If you want to keep the car as an original, numbers-matching car, rebuild the 283. I personally don't care about original cars. Finding a small block in the junkyard would probably be pretty easy and you can make some serious power from them! But seriously, it kind of all boils down to personal preference.
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