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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:24 am Reply with quote
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I'm looking for a shop close to town that does a good job assembling the lower end of an engine. I have a stock ls1 block and wanna make a 383 out of it so they would need to hone out the bores assemble and balance everything. Anybody know a place. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:55 am Reply with quote
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Under pressure performance in spartanburg the guys name is darrel. He did all the block work and stuff for my 383. I assembled it myself but he can also completly put it together for you also if that's what your lookin for

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:15 pm Reply with quote
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Hhpcarolina in north charleston sc. They will hook you up

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:45 pm Reply with quote
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Cool thanks just a starting point is all I needed but what should something like that cost. I was think around a few hundred bucks but I have no real idea
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03c5 wrote:
Cool thanks just a starting point is all I needed but what should something like that cost. I was think around a few hundred bucks but I have no real idea


figure 1K for boreing, balance and assembly min.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:20 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the help guys thats what I needed to know
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:23 pm Reply with quote
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03c5 wrote:
Thanks for the help guys thats what I needed to know


The high cost of building a motor is the reason the crate shortblocks have become so popular, it is sometimes cheaper to buy a shortblock from someone then to build your own.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:37 am Reply with quote
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trophystock wrote:
03c5 wrote:
Thanks for the help guys thats what I needed to know


The high cost of building a motor is the reason the crate shortblocks have become so popular, it is sometimes cheaper to buy a shortblock from someone then to build your own.



I know it could be cheaper but I just want the satisfaction of saying I build it from the ground up. It would mean more to me that way
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03c5 wrote:
trophystock wrote:
03c5 wrote:
Thanks for the help guys thats what I needed to know


The high cost of building a motor is the reason the crate shortblocks have become so popular, it is sometimes cheaper to buy a shortblock from someone then to build your own.



I know it could be cheaper but I just want the satisfaction of saying I build it from the ground up. It would mean more to me that way


not trying to be a dick, but whats the diff between someone else assembling your shortblock and buying a crate shortblock? Either way you assembled everything but the shortblock
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:41 pm Reply with quote
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About 200-250 for block work 150-200 for balancing then assembling depends on who u take it to

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:19 am Reply with quote
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I'm still debating if I want to assemble it myself and just have them bore the cylinders or have them do it all but I already had the block so no real reason to buy another whole block
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Have them assemble it and balance it

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03c5 wrote:
I'm still debating if I want to assemble it myself and just have them bore the cylinders or have them do it all but I already had the block so no real reason to buy another whole block


I would really look at buying a shortblock. By the time you buy everything, do the machine work/balance, then assemble it, it might be cheaper to buy a shortblock. On the subject of a 383 I would not chose that because of the smaller bore, I would do a 402 or 408 to get the bigger bore which lets you use the newer ls3 heads. The money spent on a LS2 base stroker and good ls3 heads might be cheaper when compared to a 383 and aftermarket heads to go with the small bore. Just something to think about when your adding up your options and cost.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:06 am Reply with quote
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That's true defiantly something to look into I'll just contacted a few of the shops get some prices, add everything up See where it all comes out too. I was looking to build a street car without about as close to 500 wheel hp and torque as possible and I've heard 383 put down between 450 and 500 depending on how well build it is. Is this true. Or would I be better off going with a 402 or 408. To get that kinda power
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:44 am Reply with quote
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03c5 wrote:
That's true defiantly something to look into I'll just contacted a few of the shops get some prices, add everything up See where it all comes out too. I was looking to build a street car without about as close to 500 wheel hp and torque as possible and I've heard 383 put down between 450 and 500 depending on how well build it is. Is this true. Or would I be better off going with a 402 or 408. To get that kinda power


I've never had mine on a dyno but am very happy with my 383 from Texas Speed. Best times at the strip were 6.93 (1/8th) 10.93 (1/4). This was done with stock heads, intake, and throttle body. Probably a good bit left if I upgrade those parts. Price was around $3,700.
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