Doesn't anyone build short rod 383's anymore? For a street engine I really don't see a down side. Seems no one wants to use SBC 400 (5.56) rods in anything and I buy sets cheap. Piston manufactures, (Mahle, Speedpro, Etc) are now making short skirt 350 pistons that will work with scat 383 cranks with short rods, (clearing counterweights). Only down side is lightening the crank during balancing. It's nice being able to chose from a wide array of 350 pistons for a short rod 383. For a engine only turning up to 5500 rpm, they work fine and are very cost effective to build. Just my opinion.