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Author Topic:   One more time... 350 vs. 383
Speed Racer X
Member
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!


jammin
Administrator
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.

jammin


sixwillwin
Member
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


istock59
Member
posted November 27, 2002 07:33 AM
383. Lots of torque to pull a heavier car around.


spde
Member
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


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