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Author Topic:   383 or 350 ?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted September 03, 2002 10:09 PM
Does anyone have any advice on which is the better engine to run. I currently run a 350 chevy, have been told a 383 stroker would be better. Pros & cons ? Using a powerglide with a 3.73 gear, 1/4 mile dirt. Any input !!!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted September 03, 2002 11:05 PM
I've ran a 383 last yr and it was awesome but this yr i went and built me a 408 with 500 horse. I'd go with the 383 more power than a 350. Just make sure you keep it about 200 degrees. If it's built right it's be a good motor all yr long. just build the 383 there alot better motor than what you have just dont get it hot.....

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted September 04, 2002 08:04 AM
The 383 is a better choice for most applications. With everything being equal, the stroker will make more power, and it will produce greater torque at lower RPM. That means that the engine can last longer. Get pistons for use with at least 5.7 rods.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted September 08, 2002 10:51 PM
yeah go with the 383. I have been running a 350 in my car for almost this whole year of racing then just about 5 days ago my dad got me a 383 to put in my car since my driving skills increased. He said it is a high RPM motor and is real good for what we run

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