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Someone twist my arm and tell me to get a 383

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lehtola, May 10, 2001.

  1. lehtola

    lehtola 1/2 ton status

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    Who's got a 383 that I can get at somepoint. GM was gonna put one on the market but I think they backed down. They even had literature on it, but when I went to the dealer they said it was not available...although the maketing brocure on it made it look sweet. And what about all the other stuff that would have to go into it...computer etc. I'd be interested in opinions on the matter. Would like to have a TPI set up or that edelbrock TBI to fuel injection swap.

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     
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    *Twist* Buy it! [​IMG]

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    I had a dually that would out pull a big block. Not pull the same, out pull it! And it could pass the gas pump doing it!!!! Now, you can go to a Napa store and ask if they sell Fourstar motors (some Napa's do, some don't). If they do, get a 383 from them. They're around 2K for a new long block. Ya can't beat that!!!!! If you don't have a Napa that sells those motors in your area, PM me and I'll see if I can get Nick (my hubby who works at Napa) to send one out to ya. Well worth it!!!!! They are torky bastards!!!!!!!

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    http://unlimited-racing.com/383.htm
    http://www.pmeracing.com/
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    383 - Seems to be a lot of interest in these lately. It sounds a whole lot better saying ya got a 383 than a 350. One is definitaly high up on my list. Powerhouse out of california has some economical kits. seen em in car craft. I've thought a 383 with stock tbi would be a good choice. use vortech cast iron heads, gm vortech tbi intake and a holley tbi unit that flows more or have some one tweak the stock one. The GM crate motor looks good but it just might be all smoke and mirrors.

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  7. Sparky87k5

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    Ran a Chevy crate engine 350/300hp Code CC for 16,000 miles and replaced it with a 383 with Vortec heads, roller cam and Holley carb'd Edelbrock RPM intake. Fuel mileage is about the same, but what a difference in power, especially when towing. Puts smiles on your face when you pass these new "trucks".

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    Just go for it! American HP rules. My friend has a new Tundra (which all my friends think has power ????) and I can blow his doors off at 3/4 throttle! If you are looking on buying new why not go for a 400 (what I have). They are a bit more $$$ than a 350 or 383 (pistons cost more) but the power is worthi it. Whatever you do make sure it uses 350 rods (5.7"). They make more power and less piston wear (6.0" would be even better).

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    *twist*, *twist*, *twist*!!! Go buy a 502 and be a real man!!! [​IMG]
     
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    You know...I actually looked at the 502 at the GM goodwrench site. Heck...who cares about miles to the gallon when you can get smiles to the gallon with our prices of gas right now.

    1990 GMC Jimmy 350/TH700R4/NP241/10 bolts, 4" skyjacker lift, 35x12.50R15 BFG All Terrains on 15x10 AR Baja's, Flowmasters.
     
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    *twist*twist*twist*crack* oops! haha! Get it and be a happy man !

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