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    Hi. I'm planning on building a 383 stroker and I'm looking for a cheap 350 block to use. I know of a 1979 350 4 bolt main for sale but I also know that during this time I know that this was a very weak engine. If I'm just using the block and putting in a whole new rotating assembly bore etc will it give me same amount of power I'm looking for from a different year 350 with more stock hp?

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    What are you looking for this motor to do? Drag Racing? Just a Cruiser? If you're swapping out the rotating assemble, are you goin gto use aftermarket heads and intake?
    Fuel injection or Carb?

    So many questions.. huh? LOL..

    2 More, what's the budget target and do you have a machinist/machine shop chosen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1977CAMaro View Post
    Hi. I'm planning on building a 383 stroker and I'm looking for a cheap 350 block to use. I know of a 1979 350 4 bolt main for sale but I also know that during this time I know that this was a very weak engine. If I'm just using the block and putting in a whole new rotating assembly bore etc will it give me same amount of power I'm looking for from a different year 350 with more stock hp?
    The motors of that late 70's, early 80's era were low static compression ratio so that they could be operated on low-quality unleaded pump gas. The automakers were scrambling in all directions to appease the lawmakers in Washington as far as emissions and so could not build the high-compression motors that they had been able to offer the public just a few years before. A 350 block is a 350 block. Any of them will make a very good 383 and you can use either a 2-bolt main block or a 4-bolt main block. Either one will work fine.
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    I have some 350 blocks-what are you looking for? core? or machined ready for cleaning and assy?

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