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posted September 01, 2003 12:28 PM
I raced a 383 half way through the season this year only to find it was just to hard to drive. I have had better luck with a simple 355. Thoughts from anyone. I ran the 383 on a 1/4 mile semi to low banked track. If I ran a 1/2 mile high banked track where you were in the gas for the most part, all the way around, would the 383 work good or should I just give up on it and sell to a drag guy (they like um)??

posted September 01, 2003 12:46 PM
I think the best motor i had was a 383.
For a bigger track the 383 would be better than a 355.
How is the 383 making it hard for you to drive??
We have found with our car that the more motor we put in it the more tuning we had to make on chassis to make it work.

posted September 02, 2003 07:58 AM
Well I'm not sure if was a combination of track and my driving style??? The track was a dry slick track, just seemed to never hook up. Coming off the corners the 383 just seemed to have all the power right now instead of spread out as I would be coming out of the turns and down the stretch. I had talked with a couple national runners and they also felt the same. Yet I know of a couple guys winning track championships with a 383???? I ques to me the power was not smooth just all at once there.

posted September 02, 2003 09:35 AM
All you need is a Cam change to change make the 383 controlable on dry slick.Call Compition Cams or any other good cam Co. and they will help you out.Its all in the power curve of your cam its to agressive on the bottom end.

posted September 02, 2003 05:34 PM
Great points by all. I like the idea of recaming the it. The cam is bigger then I using run. I have made the decision to try on a couple long track this year and in the off season look at recaming.

Thanks for all the comments.

posted September 02, 2003 05:42 PM
Never thought of that. I am at 106 I will see what I can come up with.
Thanks great ideas