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Old 10-19-2003, 09:15 AM
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scrap 400 build 383

Dont think im gonna build my 400(cracks in steam holes).I think im gonna go with a 383.Are there any advantages to building a 383 over a 400?If so......what are they?

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Old 10-19-2003, 11:10 AM
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Well speedwagon, 383's are known for their torque and low end power. And they make a great motor if built right. But they can also be an expensive build up and take a little more time to plan out and do than a typical 350 or 400 rebuild. I'd say go with the 383 if u got the time and the money. Thats what I'm plannin on building for my 3rd gen camaro. Only problem is that I've got plenty of time, just no money. hehe
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The only advantage of building a 383 over a 400 is ease of finding 350 blocks as apposed to 400 blocks.
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i have a 383 in my monte carlo, previously thought a 400, but was wrong.

Its a 4 bolt main, and yes, the 383, i must say has great low end power.

when i first got the motor in my car, i had a slightly heavy foot, and it apparently broke spline in my turbo 350.
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only advanges are its easyer to find a 350 block and also a 383 will run a little cooler because the 400 has simese bores (no water passages betweek cylinders)
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