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Will these work for 383 ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by njonl, May 19, 2004.

  1. njonl

    njonl 1/2 ton status

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    A buddy of mine has a stock Chevy 400 crank and rods laying around and he wants to know if I want them. I plan on building a 383 in the near future here and I am wondering if I can use this crank and rods ? Thanks.


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  2. Hardcore

    Hardcore 1/2 ton status

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    Use the crank and 350 rods /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    Like Hardcore said, use the 400 crank but use 350 rods. You can use the 400 rods but doing so will create a less than desireable rod angle. Since 5.7" rods are SO common, go with them. Sell the 400 rods to someone rebuilding a stock 400. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Don't forget you will need to have the 400 crank machined to fit the 350 mains. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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