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Your 1st post specifically asks what to expect for HP/torque,so,most of us were just informing you that what you were trying to do wasn't a good idea from a power or financial standpoint & offering suggestions to help make it work,or,offering you better alternatives.You asked for help & opinions on your build & that's what everybody was trying to help you with.We weren't advising you on how to make the most HP.We were giving you opinions & different alternatives to the idea that you had explaining why it would or wouldn't work.
u gave good advice most others did to just certian ones & sorry to offend anyone didnt mean to sorry

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283 wont accept 2.02 valves. The bore is too small to go over 1.94 valves.
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As a guy that runs a 283, I'll say buy a 350. Used is around $500, a 260HP GM crate long block is around $1400. Unless the vehicle originally came with a 283 and you want to keep it period correct (which the S10 didn't).
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u gave good advice most others did to just certian ones & sorry to offend anyone didnt mean to sorry
I don't think you offended anybody.Anytime you mention using a SBC with a smaller than 4" bore,be prepared to be told,"get a 350".283,305,307's are SBC's,but,their small bore does effect performance,so,ppl aren't tryin to be rude when they say that.It's just a logical answer.More power torque for the same amount of money & work.Sometimes even cheaper.If you just really wanna use the 283,it will work for your application.Is it the best thing to do??? NO.I think that's all anybody was saying.Go to Youtube & search 87 S10 w/ 283.You will see others that have had the same idea & not a bad idea if...that's what ya want.it all depends on what you want & what do you expect from it.If you decide to use the 283,I'm sure you'll get the best info & help from ppl here.
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If you're set on usin the 283nthe 1st thing is to look @ the piston tops to see if & how much it may already have been bored.There will be a # stamped on the piston top,(.020-.030-etc.)This will tell you if the block can be used.If it already has bored to the limits,you know rite away if it's worth goin any farther.Also,get the casting # from the block,so,you know a lil more about it.The older 283 block could take more boring than the later.If you do use it,remember,the 283 was the 1st SBC to make 1 HP per cu in.You will have a piece of history under the hood of your S10.
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thatd be pretty cool with a blower But yea thats what i was thinkin itd be pretty neat to use it if i could & thanks i'll climb down to it & see about any #'s on the piston & i'll check out youtube & just so i know which would be better to use if i have the 283heads or i problly got a set of 305 heads which would be best for the motor & AGAIN THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO THANK YOU
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283 wont accept 2.02 valves. The bore is too small to go over 1.94 valves.
have you tried putting 2.02s on a 283?
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That depends on what you want & expect outta the engine & truck as a whole.If your wantin braggin rights to havin a 283 in your truck,i'd try to find a set of 283 power Pak heads to keep it original.If you wanna have a screamin lil street truck,I would go with the 401,416,or even the L30 vortec heads.The S10 is lite enuff that a strong reasonably built 283 will get you goin pretty good.Scratch the idea of usin the Powerglide behind it tho.
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ok ive got another trans i can use the powerglide just had a recent rebuild but ive got a couple other trans thanks on that i'll get the #'s off the motor tomorrow & i'll do some cleanin so i can see if i've got the heads to the 283 thanks everybody for the info
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feel free to answer i dont know will any sbc intake fit the 283 heads or does it have to be 283 and same note would it be to much for the motor thanks very much lmk
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any engines performance is determined by the combination of all the parts. let us know if you plan to rebuild the 283? buy something cheaper?or do nothing?
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I don't think you offended anybody.Anytime you mention using a SBC with a smaller than 4" bore,be prepared to be told,"get a 350".283,305,307's are SBC's,but,their small bore does effect performance,so,ppl aren't tryin to be rude when they say that.It's just a logical answer.More power torque for the same amount of money & work.Sometimes even cheaper.If you just really wanna use the 283,it will work for your application.Is it the best thing to do??? NO.I think that's all anybody was saying.Go to Youtube & search 87 S10 w/ 283.You will see others that have had the same idea & not a bad idea if...that's what ya want.it all depends on what you want & what do you expect from it.If you decide to use the 283,I'm sure you'll get the best info & help from ppl here.
Joker, my thoughts exactly,
i like 283 it`s a great little engine and if you cam it correctly and get the 416 heads or Corvette 350 TPI aluminum heads and port them like F-bird told you it will be nice engine to drive, just be realistic about how much you expect it to have hp/tq.
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feel free to answer i dont know will any sbc intake fit the 283 heads or does it have to be 283 and same note would it be to much for the motor thanks very much lmk
I'd kinda get an idea of which way I wanna go headwise befor picking a specific intake.The type of heads are gonna determine that.You mentioned a 2 bbl earlier.You also seem concerned w/ milage,so,you will be far better off using a 4 bbl carb & intake.Better performance & milage,for normal driving if you keep your foot out of it.Summit has dual plane aluminum intakes for just over $100.A lil more if you end up usin Vortec heads.Sounds like you got quite a few parts laying around.I'd be cleaning & takin an inventory of what I have & try to do some sellin or tradin.
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I'd kinda get an idea of which way I wanna go headwise befor picking a specific intake.The type of heads are gonna determine that.You mentioned a 2 bbl earlier.You also seem concerned w/ milage,so,you will be far better off using a 4 bbl carb & intake.Better performance & milage,for normal driving if you keep your foot out of it.Summit has dual plane aluminum intakes for just over $100.A lil more if you end up usin Vortec heads.Sounds like you got quite a few parts laying around.I'd be cleaning & takin an inventory of what I have & try to do some sellin or tradin.
yea summit or jegs cant remember has a pretty cheap 4bbl yea i live 14miles out of town & so would like to keep it reasonable thanks
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buy a cheap intake,dont buy a cheap carb,buy a good carb
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