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383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (1/8)
 8/26/17 11:40am
pjl81
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victor, NY - USA

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what are my options to make it more streetable and could i do it myself? it is a 4 speed with 370 rearend  helpConfused
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Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (2/8)
 8/26/17 6:56pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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You might put in a Chevy 350 - 350 cam.

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Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (3/8)
 8/27/17 5:19pm
pjl81
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thanks for the info just to be clear when you say a 350 cam is that stock ? there are a lot of 350 cams out there and i want to be sure it's going to work with this engine aluminum air flow intake,dart heads,370 rear end holly 4 barrel  i just want to be able to run my a/c. a friend said just raise the ide what do you think.
Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (4/8)
 8/27/17 7:08pm
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That's a '60's technology cam.  I'd get a 2017 technology cam.  Just sayin'.

I just don't understand why folks would go with a cam designed with a slide rule.  (I had a slide rule in college BTW).


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Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (5/8)
 8/27/17 9:44pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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pjl81 said: thanks for the info just to be clear when you say a 350 cam is that stock ? there are a lot of 350 cams out there and i want to be sure it's going to work with this engine aluminum air flow intake,dart heads,370 rear end holly 4 barrel  i just want to be able to run my a/c. a friend said just raise the ide what do you think.


The 350-350 cam was the reference for the cam used in the 350 ci w/ a gross hp rating of 350.  It was similar to the L-82 cam.


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Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (6/8)
 8/28/17 11:48am
pjl81
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thank you all, the 350/350 sounds like thats what i should do, now i'm just wondering if i could do it myself with help from friends that know what there doing or leave it to the pros
Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (7/8)
 8/28/17 12:36pm
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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You can remove and replace the cam in the car if you remove the radiator and air conditioning condenser first.

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Re: 383 stroker with racing cam dart heads (8/8)
 9/2/17 9:46am
nosal1Gold Member
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1980 Corvette Torch Red with Gold metallic 370HP/350 CU.IN.Turbo 350 w/shift kit.Originally CA.Car with 305 CU.IN.


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The 350 ci x 350 hp is a cam used in the '69 Corvette and is a great performer.It's Gross lift is a siamese style i.e.  Gr. lift .447/.447  Great cam I have two engines with it and one engine with 125,000 miles running.

I would also suggest going to a Tremec or whomever 5 sp to reduce your RPM's at 3000- 4000 rpm and you could use your present engine and cam.

I have built many 383 for myself and others,1 locally here in Dunedin and has a 3:70 rear gears and he will be going to a 200R4 auto you get the Highway ride improvement and low end torque,,
 Good Luck and Keep on keepin ON.
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