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Old 02-21-2018, 06:25 PM
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But once I did have a 283 block that had no codes on the front pad. It came out of a pickup and the pickup casting number was the same as 58 Corvette.
There's the problem. If the casting# shows one Corvette application, it's instantly a Corvette motor and advertised as such. If you know small block Chevys, you know this is 99% conjecture, 1% knowledge and 9 times out of 10, a half-wit's fishing expedition.

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Now to find the guy that can't live without my 58 Vette dual four manifold.
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On Nick's Dyno.
251 HP? No offense, hans, but that's pathetic!

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Old 02-21-2018, 06:42 PM
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251 HP? No offense, hans, but that's pathetic!

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The problem is the dyno was for 5400, everybody knows a 283 doesn't come alive until after 5600 and twist it to 9500
Heck, the 69 Z28 302 was 290 HP until 5600 then, it turned out 400 and ya twisted it 8500
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:00 PM
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Doc said: "251 HP? No offense, hans, but that's pathetic! " Doc, not really so. Nick explained that HP was not the prize. Not bad for parts on hand from multiple different motors. The guy wanted rumble. I think he got it.

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Old 02-21-2018, 07:50 PM
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I understand, smallfoot. The customer is happy and that's all that matters.

I'm just saying, if you're not building a combination for power numbers, why pay somebody to build it and put it on the dyno???

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Old 02-21-2018, 08:08 PM
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Default I'd be disappointed at 251 from any motor....

don't care If I was "concerned" about the HP or not, but I'd think 290 or 300 would be more what I would expect....but that's just me... but you are right... if the owner is happy then that is the ticket...
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:00 PM
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Just sayin, not everybody is full tilt race. Surely, if a guy was building for high horses he'd start with something else. I also know that the 283 is quite capable of producing more horses, and fairly easy too.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:32 PM
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You're right.
I'm like Doc, in my mind, when I see a dyno sheet, it's for a performance engine.
I wouldn't pay dyno time for an everyday engine.
The 350 in my 37 is probably only putting out a whopping 250 donkeys which will soon change.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:35 PM
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Well, they took an engine that could have been 220 horse from the factory with a 4 barrel and only gained 30 horsepower with headers, cam, single plane intake and huge carburetor. Hmmmm? It did sound good. But I have to put my 2 cents in about the owner. First off that cool Olds fastbck with a not-Olds engine lame. And even lamer still is painting a 283 poo green.AAAACK!! I vote fail/fail/fail
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You're right.

I wouldn't pay dyno time for an everyday engine.
Ask Rodney......

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My point exactly. I could ask $10K for it - doesn't mean a thing. People like to throw the word "rare" around like it automatically translates to dollars. Not always so.

Ask him if it's worth $2000 when it's still sitting in the corner in 10 years.
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