posted November 26, 2002 09:56 PM
If you freshen up your stock setup you will have a pretty strong motor and will have more money to spend elseware. On the other hand, you build a stout 383 and you'll have a motor that will scream!
posted November 27, 2002 06:47 AM
383 parts arent much more than 350 pieces now a days anyway. I suggest the 383 for the heavier car.
posted November 27, 2002 07:24 AM
383 without a doubt, however...you plan on 2 to 3 years on this engine?? You must have better luck than me. 400 cranks are hardest on rod bearings, keep an eye on them. sixwillwin
posted November 27, 2002 07:33 AM
383. Lots of torque to pull a heavier car around.
posted November 27, 2002 11:38 AM
I think you answered your own question. Build the good motor. Over 2-3 yrs your $500 is really only $166 per year. That's not much of an investment that way. Plus if you build a good lower end it sould work at least that long. The benifits of a 383 will fare out way a 350. More horsepower!!! In that heavy of a car, you can use all you can get. I have both a 383 and a 360. We change motors for the track conditions either to kill HP or use more. I would build a 383 1ST. Hope this helps. ltr spde