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What should I do?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bonanza, May 14, 2005.

  1. bonanza

    bonanza Registered Member

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    I have a 78 K20 frame that I'm putting a 79 K10 body on. This is gonna be mostly a driver/truck puller/fun truck. I have a 400 out of the K10 that I can rebuild. I already have the heads done, but I need to rebuild the shortblock, but there's a chunk out of the block by the starter bolt hole. Or I have a 1992 350 that I could do a 383 with. So I'm asking you, should I piss with the 400 and have the block welded, or should I put a crank and pistons in the 1992 350, roller cam and vortec heads?
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    You can avoid patching the block by using an old cast-iron bellhousing and the matching bellhousing-mounted starter.

    I had a co-worker that did some 383's in customer's vehicles. They are a costly endeavour. IMO, buy a complete 383 shortblock instead.
     

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