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Author Topic:   383-to-355
MDMD8
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted October 31, 2005 02:17 PM  
Can any of the internalls be used out of a 383 to build a 355 like pistons, or rods.What would happen if you were to just swap the crank.

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted October 31, 2005 02:35 PM  
if you were to just swap the crank, i think the pistons may poke out the top of the block and hit the head.
the only thing that will interchange are the rods.

dirtracer14
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1261
posted October 31, 2005 05:55 PM  
I think the pistons might be down in the hole a bit about 1/8"


That is if you went from a 3.75 to a 3.48 crank and left the rods and pistons.
Now if you went with a 1/8" longer rod you should be able to use the pistons.

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted November 01, 2005 07:24 PM  
yes you are right dr14, i didn't read the question correctly, sorry about that.

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