So I have a 97 Chevy Vortec 350 block. I read the recent discussion on the 383/350 debate. So what actually makes a 383 so much more expensive?I would like to stroke my 350 to a 383 and can't find any reason not to. I can pick up a new Scat 9000 series crank with a one piece rear main and a 3.75 in stroke for around $290. I already have the Vortec PM connecting rods that i have been told will work fine. Add a new set of good hyperauetic pistons and you have a nice 383 short-block. So what do people have against turning down a 400 crank or buying a new one for a few bills more? From my own research, it seems that there is a good amount of torque to be gained from the 383 for just a few dollars more. What other machine work is there to be done except the crank issue, grinding the oil pan drip rails,400 balancer and flywheel? Am I missing something? A roller cam 383, vortec heads, and a good intake sounds like a pretty killer torque machine to me, let alone the hp numbers that you could come up with. What do ya think?