383 motor.

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  1. Russ69Runner

    Russ69Runner Well-Known Member

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    I was looking around and don't see a replacement 383 motor. I looked on line and in classic industries. All I found was a 440 as well as the 360. Yes some stroker motor's 408 and what have you. Why is the 383 not made any more. Or where could you find one. Russ.
     
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    Hit the swap meet
     
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    If something where to happen to my 383 and it was beyond repair then would consider putting a 440 in it. Knowing it was not the motor that came in the car. But to keep the car alive in the future. Thank you quickbird. That would be a thought or would pound the net in a search. Would wonder how much it would take to swap over to a different motor. I hope I never have to do this and can keep the type of motor that came in the car. :thumbsup2:
     
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    Look on craigslist there is always a 383 for sale over here.
     
  5. Russ69Runner

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    Yep 69hemibeep seen a few on E bay. Craigslist is not my favorite surf place. It is kind of hard to search I think. Maybe because I don't use it enough. Russ. :beep:
     
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    The same guy who's selling the 69 Bench seat is selling this 383HP Block. Casting date 3/6/69. $350 + the ride. He didn't respond to the request for the VIN

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    Never mind block is ok I found they are cast that way
     
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    Sure is......
     
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    Good EYE Bob. :thumbsup2:
     
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    Bores starting to get rusty as well
     
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    OK, probably a dumb question, but could something like that be repaired or is the block toast?
     
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    My bad. That's how they are casted. Memory failure
     
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    You would need that piece to weld it back into place. Makes you think what would cause that piece to be broken in the first place. Yes you can weld cast iron. Their is a new rod sold for Tig welding Cast Iron. You have to know how to weld cast iron. It has to be heated up before welding and no air can blow on it while welding then let cool slow and have to lightly tap that area during cooling. It takes a while. Mr Tig has a video on this method. He dose work for Jay Leno. Had a block a connecting rod broke and punched a hole through the side of the block. This older guy said bring it to me and he welded a piece of steel plate on that area. It held and the motor worked just fine. Russ. :beep:
     

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