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Turning 2 350's into 1 383... CHEAP, take a look

Hey guys, this is what I got, first motor: .060 over 350 block, 64cc camel hump heads, very mild lunati cam, factory dish style pistons, 1.5 rockers, performer intake, holley street avenger 670. This is in a rebuilt jeep with 35's. This motor is a very strong awesome running motor. Motor 2 is standard bore, -5cc KB flats, 76cc heads, stock cam, performer RPM intake. ( this motor has never been started) what would y'all do to get a cheap 383 out of these? I was thinking go with the standard block since 60 is kind of thin. Keep standard bore, use my new flat tops, with a 350 stroker crank. Go for a 377. But use 64cc or 76cc heads.... And i still have the factory standard bore dish pistons as well.... So use what heads, with what pistons....I guess I'm just asking y'all opinion to make a stroker with buying as least as possible. I'm just nervous to use a 60 over block for a stroker. What's yalls opinion on that too. It's just a cruise around jeep. No off road in this one. The other 350 will be used in another jeep with 44 boggers. Just tell me what y'all think about the whole ordeal, thanks

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Good reply hcomp. I might just do that. And by the way. Sent that other truck avenger back to Holley, they sent a replacement and WOW. Now that motor runs, something was wrong internally with it from the factory. Thanks for the help on that too
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What kind of numbers do you think I would be looking at keeping the 60 over block just as it is but swapping to the stroker crank? So Itll have stroker crank, factory dish style pistons and 64cc heads. Would sit be better to use the 64 or 76 heads. I want as much compression as I can get on straight pump gas. But if I did go with the flats, would that be too much compression with 64 heads?
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I think you are trying to build a 366 using cheap rebuilder pistons
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Turning 2 350's into 1 383... CHEAP, take a look

it doesn't matter which motor you build the 383 cid from. Like hcompton said I would keep the running engine and build the other. You will need a 383 crank and a set of 7cc flat top pistons for the 383 crank. The flat top pistons for a 350 have a compression height of 1.561" for a 383 the compression height is 1.433".
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Hey thanks for the replies, iv been looking at the 383 kits and there starting to look pretty good, prices aren't that bad too. I was a little unsure on the pistons so thanks for clearing it up. Iv always rebuilt 350's this will be the first 383. As for breaking axles and stuff.... It's ALL been changed, I'm running a 14 bolt rear and 60 up front all rebuilt and upgraded along with driveshafts. As well as strengthening up the frame. I just have to make sure to keep it on pump gas. Thanks again
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