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    Why did u not get the block at 4.125 bore?

    Oversize cam bearings??????

    Sold hundreds of those blocks-----

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    Hi Jerry
    I have decided to stick with the 383 as my first build. In time I will want a blower and may then pull the engine for a re bore + new pistons. Having driven two other cars with the 383 build and seen what they can do nasp I think that will be plenty for what I want in the next 2 years. Both of these engines produce over 500hp, one with pump gas and one with methanol. Both run 11:1 CR and both have lower quality heads than I have. They also rev quite nicely. Maybe its a mistake but I'm going to be happy to get this first build completed later this year. Re "oversize cam bearings" The Dart SHP block has larger bores for the cam, so you buy a set of thicker bearings and use a normal SBC cam with stock sized journals.

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    some mis info there-----------some of the shp blocks are set up for big block bearings so you can use a cam with big block shaft/lobe/journal sizes fo stiffer cam-high pressure springs then don't tend to bend the cam as much. However, there are hundreds of options as to machining and sizes, bore,deck,hone and some of their blocks have wider pan rails by .400 per side plus higher cam centerline for extreme stroker clearance. You'll love the block but I'd suggest you get Dart cataloque info on options and specs so machine shop doesn't sell you pink pig.
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    Hi Jerry
    The block you are describing is the next one up from the one I'm buying which has wider pan rails. You have me worried now so I'm going to forward your notes to my supplier to make sure that what I'm buying is what I think it is?
    Cheers
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    A quick update guys!!
    My block + crank, rods, pistons have all arrived at my suppliers place. I now want the rebore done + balancing + Decking + cam bearings fitted + a few other things... But today they informed me that their Engine guy has now retired and his sidekick has just taken 4 weeks off on holiday?

    Now i have to collect my stuff and farm the work out to several machine shops to get it all done ;(

    I was hoping to spend a little extra to have it all done in the same place so when I picked it up I could start assembly?

    Now the build is delayed by 8 weeks I think ?

    Regards to all

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    Will they let me do the work in there shop?????? Might make it a road trip--------haven't been over there since 96
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    That would make for an interesting " Road Trip " Jerry. Mind you, I would be right pleased to have you machine and assemble an engine for me but USA to NZ would be even more of a " Road Trip " .
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    being a retired airline pilot, the biggest expense is the parking fees for while I'm gone
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    Hey Jerry...read post 3003 here by Glenn Sexton.
    Here's a way to remedy your problem!

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    would I be able to do that with a 1999 ford diesel F350 crew cab, 480,000 miles, rusty rear fenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry clayton View Post
    would I be able to do that with a 1999 ford diesel F350 crew cab, 480,000 miles, rusty rear fenders?
    Sure! Borrow $500 instead of $5000, and insist that they keep your old, reliable truck that has tons of sentimental value as collateral! Report back when it works!
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    I think I'd want at least half the price of a new one---------and maybe then I'd only use a one way pass------

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    Hi Guys!!
    The story does NOT get better for me right now. I still have no parts BUT I have been told they should all be available to collect on Friday 8th April?

    I'm not holding my breath but I have taken that day as a "work from home" day just in case, as I can haul down there in my trusty people carrier and load al that crap inside and then deliver it to other shops to finish the work I need done.

    I had been told that all my stuff had arrived BUT it seems that this was a mistake back on my post from 12th March. The Block was there and the crank was there. But the pistons were not. And the rods which I ordered with the ARP 2000 upgrade were alsp not there? I believe that someone forgot to order some parts and I'm now being given some sort of runaround while they wait for the parts to come in ?

    On the UP side I have been talking to my UK Chevy Friends and have decided to Not buy a blower just yet as they seem to all agree that my new 383 engine with a puff of gas will do all I want it to do to run me to low 9's or high 8's when it rolls out after being bedded in and set up later this year?

    And I have to bear that in mind to keep my spirits up at this time as this delay is jeopardising my target of having the MGB out on track at full power before the end of our short British Summer

    If this delay sets me back to 2017 I'll just suck it up and spend more time this winter of 2016 to make sure lots of other stuff gets done to the car so I can roll out in 2017 ready to fight for my 8 second goal

    Regards to all

    Pel
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    Well that sucks!

    Just as simple as that.. I guess there's no place to go but up from here.

    Thanks for the update
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    Well Good news abounds

    I chased my guy on Wed and copied his boss in about my concerns and guess what?? My guy was on holiday and his boss rang me to say my stuff was there

    So now I have some boxes !!





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