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Old 08-09-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
 
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Help with 383 stroker

My ? is this do i have to notch my block to put a 400 crank in it? I know i have to go with shorter rods but iam not sure about the pistons. i was going to sell the motor but decided to keep it and build it with a 400 crank alum.heads take the sleeves out and go with 12:1 flat tops and a bigger cam any help please
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Old 08-09-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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the notching is determined after you put the rotating assembly in the block and see if it needs it. that is why it is best to pre assembly the short block before going to machine shop if possible. as for piston choose the short skirt versies or you will be cracking off skirts. keith blacks makes them . i don't know of anyone at the moment that also does.
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If you are going to use an actual 400 crank you will need to have the main journals turned down to fit in the 350 block.
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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you can get a crank from Scat for a better deal in the long run.
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