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Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 AM
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Where to get a good 383 stroker kit in canada? And who should I pay to bore my block?

I live near (ish) edmonton. Im giving my best shot at building a high horsepower + torque engine and driveline(not too high, but up there), its the big part of the 79 firbird restoration im attempting. Any suggestions for where to find a full 383 stroker KIT would be great as well as any testimonial of good work/service from previous piston/block boring(i know of B&M in edmonton, but im looking for suggestions).

Thx in advance, I look forward to the enlightening responses

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Google it, there are dozens of reputable venders like Summit Racing, JEGS, the list goes on and on.
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Im hoping to avoid the shipping charges by finding a place to physically buy them. I know where to go online, "the list is endless".
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Surely if you buy one in Edmonton they would have shipped it in from the States.
So on top of the kit you´ll be paying whoever, their import costs, shipping, paperwork, taxes etc.
Import it yourself, you´ll be much better off.
Pick it up at Edmonton airport yourself and save more shipping fees.
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Call Les at Lethbridge Engine Rebuilders, tell him what you want, go pick it up.
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Call Les at Lethbridge Engine Rebuilders, tell him what you want, go pick it up.

Beauty, ill look into it. Thx all, good advice.
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try your local g.m. parts dept.. they sell crate 383 long blocks and short blocks.. most times cheaper than youcan have it built ,eh
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Go talk to Mopac. They sell it all.
http://www.mopacautosupply.com/locations.html
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try your local g.m. parts dept.. they sell crate 383 long blocks and short blocks.. most times cheaper than youcan have it built ,eh
I think he wants a builder not a mail order bride.
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I think he wants a builder not a mail order bride.

Im giving my best shot at building a high horsepower + torque engine and driveline(not too high, but up there), its the big part of the 79 firbird restoration im attempting. Any suggestions for where to find a full 383 stroker KIT

I read it as he wants parts to do the build himself.
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Im giving my best shot at building a high horsepower + torque engine and driveline(not too high, but up there), its the big part of the 79 firbird restoration im attempting. Any suggestions for where to find a full 383 stroker KIT

I read it as he wants parts to do the build himself.
and, so?
lets see.. if g.m. is selling a 383short block and crate eninges
whats the chances of them selling the parts..?
maybe the parts are not good enough for what he has in mind,,
just throw it out there..
if he wants one piece rear main seal 383 kit, he's somewhat limited..
bonus is they are roller blocks, no need to dump a grand on the retrofit roller kits..
I'd look for a roller block and kit to get the 383, as the roller came will bring more useable fun to the table..
I'm sure summit/jegs/speedway/ scott sharoff all sell 383kits.
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