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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: 283? Good V8 Swap Candidate?
There basically the same engine, just different bore, and stroke may be slightly longer in 350 also. Not sure about that however. Reason not to go with 283 is 1 - age, the youngest one out there now is approaching 40 yrs old. Engine technology has evolved tremendously over the last 35 - 40 years. 2 - 350 is much more common, has way better torque curve and HP. Way better fuel systems, ignitions, Blocks are made of better alloys, heads have better flow characteristics, More parts available. The only real problem is the engine is outdated. It was a great engine in its day, but its day has come and gone.