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What parts do you need to build a 383 stroker engine?

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A 383 stroker engine is built using a 350 block combined with a Chevrolet 400 crankshaft. Other parts that improve the 383 engine's horsepower output include upgraded pistons, connecting rods and bearings.

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The Chevy 350 series small block is considered the standard in domestic swaps. Its low cost supplemented by availability of parts make the 383 a cheap and effective venture.

A standard 383 stroker build uses the bottom end of a 350 engine and a custom fitted 400 series crankshaft. The crankshaft increases the stroke of the pistons to 3.75 inches as opposed to its stock rating at 3.48 inches. Although it is a considerably small difference, the longer stroke substantially increases the horsepower and torque output of the engine.

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