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Old 02-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by dub View Post
Hey Guys,
Two questions:
I was told that the engine I bought was a 383 stroker engine with a mild cam.
To me, the power isnt there for a stroker motor. Is there anyway to tell without breaking down the entire motor?

Second question:
The max RPM on this current engine is 5200. To me, that seems low, but I could be wrong.

Specs on the motor-
350 block, hei ignition (stock Chevy Dizzy), RPM Airgap intake manifold, long tube headers, holly DP 650, mild cam (seller stated), Turbo 400 tranny, Auburn pozzi rear end, 3.73 gears.
I think thats all the info that may be needed.

Any info/answers are helpful.

Thanks in advance.

Mike
a couple of things,
first, do the balancer and flexplate/flywheel have counterweights? its not an absolute answer on if its really a 383, but if it doesn't, chances are good that it is not. many will not go to the expense of internal balancing on one.
second, what heads are on it? does it appear to have stock heads? maybe the valve springs were not replaced or not up to the task.
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