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Hey Guys just purchased a 283 engine . The block code is 3756519 and the front date code is FI03ID I was told it's from 61 . It also has 305 Vortec heads on it with a 475 lift cam . What are your thoughts ? I may put it in my 63 Nova .
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Hey Guys just purchased a 283 engine . The block code is 3756519 and the front date code is FI03ID I was told it's from 61 . It also has 305 Vortec heads on it with a 475 lift cam . What are your thoughts ? I may put it in my 63 Nova .
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There is no substitute for cubic inches. Anything the 283 can do a 350 will do better. Nothing wrong with running a 283 but it is a small engine.
 

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there isn't that many cubes difference from 283 to 350. i have a 327 in my nova an it gets the job done. the numbers, F1031D, thinking that's oct 31st. it's birthday for the motor tomorrow.
 

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Not that many cubes different :eek:....that 67 cubes, or almost 25% bigger! That's the same difference between a 350 and a 440! That's pretty significant....Sam amount of work to put that or a 350 in it, I wouldn't do it. I would go with a 350.
 

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Depends on what you are going to do with the car. If it's a good engine and you don't need more horse power or torque.. I would use it. If you have to spend a lot of money to rebuild, I would go with a crate 350 probably. Just my 2 pennies.
 

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Not that many cubes different :eek:....that 67 cubes, or almost 25% bigger! That's the same difference between a 350 and a 440! That's pretty significant....Sam amount of work to put that or a 350 in it, I wouldn't do it. I would go with a 350.
Yea, I have to agree, there is a huge difference between a 283 and a 350.:yes:
 

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The bottom end has been rebuilt . I'm just trying to figure out what I want to do . I have a 350 thats needs rebuilding but with the 283 its already done . So I guess it's about money .
 
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