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  • Engine: Scrap rebuilt 283?

    About 10 years ago I was given a 283 with automatic transmission.
    I proceeded to rebuild it 30 over with everything new that was then
    available from Sasco.
    If I remember correctly it has new heads and valves.
    The only thing I was worried about was that when I pressed in the wrist pins into the pistons it went in pretty hard even though I was keeping the wrist pins on ice as recommended.

    For that reason and that I always drove Studebaker engines, I never tried
    to start it up.

    I am in the process of junking my scrap that the scrappers did not steal.
    I will junk some V 8 blocks that are beyond fixing.

    I was wondering if anyone want to take a chance on the Chevy engine, trans, and bell housing as is for $150.


    I live in South Bend IN.
    pszikszai@aol.com

    Paul

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    That's a heckuva deal - maybe. The new pistons are more than $150.

    Don't know about that "pins on ice" recommendation. The SBC rod small ends are heated in a special oven and the pins slid in while they're hot.

    jack vines
    PackardV8

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    • #3
      Paul

      That is a heck of a deal as Jack said.

      If no one here wants it, put it on Craigslist. I just got $200 for a running but not prime 307 SBC. Check the casting #'s on the block and see if has an 010 or 020 cast into the block. If so, be sure to add that to the listing as that indicates the "strong" Chebby block. That made my engine worth the money. Yours should bring even more. Much more than scrap.

      Bob

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      • #4
        Paul I just sent you a PM.
        Thanks,
        Joe H

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        • #5
          Joe Hall is buying it.
          Paul

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