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Username Post: 283 vs 350        (Topic#364405)
drew1987 
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02-19-21 04:56 PM - Post#2814663    

Hey all,

A motor may have found me. 1967ish 283 from an impala. Low mile take out for an LS swap.

I have a 1985 k3500 350. 99 Tahoe exhaust manifolds with an edelbrock performer intake and carb.

With those manifolds and carb, with the 283 be a lateral move, increase, or decrease in power? I’m sure my 350 as it was all smogged up in the truck was weaker but able to breathe it’s likely way better than stock, wouldn’t really want to make a backward move

Thanks for the advice

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02-19-21 06:17 PM - Post#2814668    
    In response to drew1987

My 2-bit guess is the 350 is probably stronger than the 283, just based on c.i. But... with the 283 you could put Corvette finned aluminum valve covers on it, and a dual 4-bbl manifold.

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02-19-21 07:00 PM - Post#2814673    
    In response to drew1987

You already know "your" 350, and what sort of condition it's in. The 283, who really, honestly knows? And, we all know people don't always tell the truth, and it seems to me, you've been down that dirt, pot holed, country road at least once already. It also seems like you're running 3.08 or 3.36 gears in the rear end; a 283 will struggle with 4 adults in the car, and that's much easier with a 350. Maybe years ago, with much better quality gasoline, my answer would be different, or with a manual transmission, and lower gears in the rear. Maybe YOU should be the one looking for an LS engine? I hear they're the future, even though they look "funny". But, before you put money down on your 350, consult me on parts; I have forged pistons, aftermarket rods, camshafts, and other parts to help re-awaken your 350, for a lot less than jobber prices. I just sold my 4-bolt main 350 block, 302 #1178 crankshaft, stock and aftermarket rods, forged 302 pistons, and a set of #461 camel hump heads completely gone through with all new parts; I let it all go for too cheap, but it did't look like I'd ever get around to it. No one really seemed interested in it (?), especially since it was standard bore, and had one cylinder that was a little iffy on the bore. I still have my 265, my 283, and my 468 BBC, but my plans are way different than yours. Anyway, I'd say step away from the 283, and don't look back. JMO. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
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02-20-21 05:37 AM - Post#2814692    
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Thanks guys!

This is someone i know very well, its a "pay me if it runs the way you want or bring it back if not" kind of deal but sounds like a 283 is a downgrade. I am just in a funky season or else I would order a decent new motor as I am sick of barnfloor specials.

Butch thanks - my motor has 97-99 PSI in 5 of the 8 cylinders and under 118 in the other three, has a slight knock developing, and leaks everything. Would need new bearings, rings, and might as well throw new better heads on it.

I have on my garage floor a 350 that came out running strong in 1978-9, was disassembled, honed, and given to me complete in 2019 minus one valve that fell out. I have considered reading the bores in it to make sure they are square (haha or evenly round I should say as there is a possibility for a pun) plistiguage some factory spec bearings into it and get it going. This is a car chat sight not a counseling session but just laying it out there: Lost my job, building my business during the off season DURING covid has not been pleasant. Health issues pending. So motivation and funds are low. The blessing: wife and kids are fantastic and our family is very happy despite the caustic environment our world was thrown into almost a year ago. That said, the normal me, with the success our business should be having, would order a 300hp 350, loose sleep from the excitement of waiting for it to arrive, and get it installed in a weekend. Reality: might go another summer idling with 3 cylinders.


I am not overly worried. I remember being blessed over and over building this car... it just "came together" and I am sure it will work out the same way again this spring


On a side note, i am going to be building different mounts for it that make use of 1980's larger-style factory motor mounts and hopefully finding out why (and fixing) my TH350 leak. It snice to slowly flush my transmission completely over a season but makes parking on nice driveways kind of rude. Also, plan to finally modify of replace the transmission crossmember to make room for a factory transmission mount. I am chasing away NVH



Additionally, she needs to learn how to sit outside from time to time, so I will be siliconing the failing front and rear windshield seals as their replacement isnt happening until I teardown and "restore" the car... dont care to make chrome and trim perfect but want to remove all ruts and previous repairs from the body and get modern paint on it someday. Maybe make it a 2 door.

She'll also get seatblets and I FINALLY got new tierods. hoping for a nice summer





Lastly, as for the LS, i've really considered it... even drove and made offers on some trucks that would provide the motor, but i just love the simplicity, sound, and smell of GEN1/TH350

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02-20-21 10:49 AM - Post#2814715    
    In response to drew1987

I had a 67 Impala 2 door Fastback with the 283, 2 barrel Rochester and 2 speed Powerglide. That car had no trouble pulling itself nor when there were four people in it. I've always wished to have another 283 just because. I think it is a much cooler engine next to the belly button 350. It's not always about horsepower or speed.

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02-20-21 11:01 AM - Post#2814718    
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You just gave me what I needed!!! you reminded me a have a friend with a stock 67 impala fastback - i am going to see if i can drive it as soon as he gets it out. My car has 3 gears vs 2 and a 4bbl vs 2bbl, also weighs probably 400 lbs less... also, they had 2.73, 3.08 or 3.36... basically, if his car is as quick as mine, this might not be a bad idea.

I certainly don't need a race car (probly best i dont have one) but it would seem like a poor idea to downgrade, though based on some info which i a sure it very subjective, they may be pretty comparable. Perhaps the 283 makes sense and down the road some nice edelbrock heads and a new cam (nothing crazy)

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02-20-21 12:03 PM - Post#2814721    
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Drew, your car with the 283 will certainly have more kool points than the 350. That is for sure. It's funny as our 52 with the 235 and T-5 has been with us since 2003. The T-5 came the next year in 04. I've been shifting for all those years. I'm torn and love the inline but there are times I would love to put the smaller 283 engine and the auto trans. I'm getting too old to be driving with three peddles. We miss our Fastback too. The 67 was initially mine when I bought it in 73. Then it was ours when we married in 75. It was a nice car. Black with the Maroon cloth interior. It was the first Chevy and it led the way for all the others that came after it. We just recently bought the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer with the 3 cylinder Turbo to continue the streak. It was after our 2015 Equinox was totaled in a front end collision on the highway. Last November on Friday the 13th. Not my fault!

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02-20-21 01:17 PM - Post#2814729    
    In response to drew1987

Or make the 350 look like a 283 Lol...

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02-20-21 01:41 PM - Post#2814731    
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I put a 283 in my '47. It did not like the tall rear axle gear I had in it due to a lack of low rpm torque. I eventually replaced the 283 with a 350 and immediately knew I had done the right thing.

Not only was it able to cruise down the interstate at 70 mph running around 2000 rpms. it got 22 MPG doing it. The 283 is definitely going to want a much lower gear requiring much higher rpm's at cruising spead.

That said, I personally would not want to run a 283 in this day and time. In 1967 3:00 or 2:75 rear end ratios were unheard of and overdrives were fairly scarce. No one thought anything about running 3000 rpms at 75 mph.

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Edited by 40grit on 02-20-21 01:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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02-20-21 03:28 PM - Post#2814738    
    In response to drew1987

The 350 with its larger (4") bore can accommodate larger valves. The longer stroke will make a lot more low end torque (what I would focus on). The 350 would be a MUCH better cruiser/performer (because of the torque).

The 283 has to rev high to make 'power'. Hp = torque x rpm / 5252.

Both are SBC engines and (as some one else already stated) it's rather easy to give the 350 a vintage 283 'look'.

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02-20-21 06:28 PM - Post#2814754    
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The 350 would be better option as everyone has mentioned if you are looking for the performance, but a 283 is a way cooler engine. I mean how many of them do you see these days compared to a typical 350.



 
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02-20-21 07:24 PM - Post#2814763    
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All very good points. Yeah the 283 is so much cooler cause fewer have them but this conversation makes me worry it’sa backward step. This old car needs to get up and go like it does now. I was hoping to hear that the 283 was about the same but if it’s not I’ll likely pass on this deal and find another 350

Hard top glad you’re ok. Accidents suck. Been there since in ‘18. Rough to go through

40 grit good to hear from you hope your well!!

Everyone else thanks for the responses

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02-21-21 12:35 AM - Post#2814769    
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i don't really understand the idea that a 283 is way cooler guys. In what way? Because it has a breather pipe?

The early 350 is pretty much the same as a 283 except for the PCV system and it can be pretty well camouflaged. Look at the picture Dean50 posted and tell me you would know that was a 350.

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02-21-21 05:11 AM - Post#2814773    
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to me its just the fact that its NOT a 350. everyone has a 350. 327, 283... different. i'm on the hunt now. Looked at some nice aluminum heads and asked if they want to trade for a desirable block i have. Those heads on that 283 with a little bit of a cam and a 4bbl will be something nice... or even on a different motor if that doesnt pan(pan-to-carb for a good pun) out.

worst case I can always work with that block on the pallet it my garage. was rust free when i put it there, on a pallet, on plastic, and covered so worst case it may need a quick ball hone and an emery cloth on the crank (rod bearings, mains are in)

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02-21-21 05:13 AM - Post#2814774    
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PS not sure those heads work work with a 283's small bore. But nevertheless if it has good compression, a small cam and a 4bbl would do it nice. I think my 600cfm is a bit much for it though so if I get it, i'll likely sell that and snag a 500

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02-21-21 06:33 AM - Post#2814779    
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What do you mean in your first post, "a low mile takeout" In your opinion, what is low miles? A 283 with a 100k is not a low mile engine. It's a worn-out engine that will need a major overhaul. You want to change heads, intake, and cam? That will mean lifters, possibly rocker arms and push rods, valve springs, to match the cam and the used mystery heads you may find. You can get your 350 rebuilt, use factory spec parts, and the only way that 350 won't out preform a 283 is in gas mileage. You want a cool 283 and so-called bragging rights? Just change the valve covers and intake with an ancient Rochester 4-barrel carb, an oil filler tube in the front of the intake with a chrome cap, and call it a 283. Most people won't know the difference, the rest won't care.

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02-21-21 08:27 AM - Post#2814785    
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  • drew1987 Said:
PS not sure those heads work work with a 283's small bore. But nevertheless if it has good compression, a small cam and a 4bbl would do it nice. I think my 600cfm is a bit much for it though so if I get it, i'll likely sell that and snag a 500




Some history you may find interesting:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/hagerty-magazin e/che...

There are others, but the 265, 283, 327, 350, 400, 302 (Z28), and 307 are all 'small block Chevy' engine displacements produced starting in 1955 (265). They are ALL the same basic cast iron block. There are virtually no visual differences between the blocks.

One may make a SBC 'look' like any version they choose. An example? I've attached a pic of an engine (not mine, it belongs to a member 'dcairns') that looks EXACTLY like a 300 hp 327. It IS a '383' cu in sbc. It has the 4" bore but an (approx) 3.8" stroke (using the crank fro a 400 cu in sbc). It even has the valve covers and stickers from the 327. I forget he exact numbers, but that engine dyno'd at about 380 max hp (around 5200 rpm), and about 400 lb-ft of torque (around 3800 rpm). Wanna FLY? Drop in one those suckers, with 283 stickers on it. If you don't tell anybody, they won't know.

The writer of the other attachment is comparing two SBC engines they build; a 350 and a 'stroker' 383. If you read it and think about a '283' producing 250 max hp, compared to a '350' producing the same (250 hp max); you can see my point The 350 will produce ALOT more low end torque (mainly because of its longer stroke) which will provide much better everyday 'drivability'/ acceleration. Passing, merging, simply accelerating up to 'speed'; the torque in the 2-4k rpm range from the 350 makes it significantly superior to the 283.

In the end it's your choice. "Going backwards..."? Depends on your goals.

Pete













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02-21-21 12:05 PM - Post#2814803    
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Hey Drew did you give up on a 292 L6.
1966 GM truck repair manual,power ratings. 292 inline 6 has 170 hp at 4000 rpm and 275 fbs of torque at 1600 rpm.283 V-8,175 hp at 4000 rpm,275 ft lbs of torque at 2400 rpm. A 292 is considered a torque monster,the 283 a HP engine. Torque wins races. With some head work and carburation you can make a 292 run with most 350's.



 
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02-21-21 12:20 PM - Post#2814805    
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That’s for that gents.

I think it’s got like 30,000 on it. And bragging rights ain’t it. I really don’t care what others think of me - I mean REALLY don’t. I toyed with the idea of running a Toyota v12 in my car (never came to USA - 5.0liter essentially 2 2jz i6 joined at crank like Cadillac’s v16 was 2 eights. $3400 on a pallet with trans and ecu). Really wouldn’t care what negativity was said. Decided against it for cost and I like the idea that my car is somewhat traditional cause it’s what I like for the car.

That said, in this season if my life, the goal is as much power as I have now, but reliable and very inexpensive.


Haven’t given up on a 292 just doubt one will fine me with nice even compression and an affordable price tag. Plus would want it to be similar in power and I think it would take some tweaking through I know the 292 was close to the v8 that phased it out



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02-21-21 05:53 PM - Post#2814829    
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I still think a 283 is unique because its from the 50/60's. You see 350's put in everything under the sun, and now its LS swaps everywhere. I think it would add character to the car more than just another 355. Meh. It would be a topic of conversation I think; I mean look at what we are doing now.



 
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02-21-21 08:00 PM - Post#2814838    
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Don’t get me wrong I agree. Nice to be different. It’s just I’m blessed to even have this car - snagged it right after we got married during the only time in our 11 years we had a few extra bucks. Now I’ve got three kids. She stays gone (grateful
) and we get by from a business that’s been crushed by Covid (NOT being negative - follow my through this sentence) so I’m even more blessed to have it now that I was to get it then. I need it on the road. Does no one any good dead and that’s about what it is. Barely idles when warm. The 283 is $400. If it’s not a downgrade in power it’s a no brainer. That said, with more Money i could hop up a 265 and be really different. I just need inexpensive power similar to what I’ve got - which was $300 in ‘15.

I had a buddy offer a 1987 tpi 350 cheap some years ago. Would need to see if he still had it and check it out

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02-22-21 06:20 AM - Post#2814855    
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So, a few years ago you bought a $300, 350. You have been posting for years your frustration with the work you've done to make it a better running engine. Apparently never succeeded. You got what you paid for. Now you want to start all over again with a $400 283? 30k on an old 283, Ha! Even if that is actual miles, how much oil do you think those old seals are going leak? Probably more than the worn out 350 you have now. A good example of how leak prone the old engines were, there was the specialty tool made for old Chevy v8's. You could supposedly use it to change the rear main seal without removing the crankshaft. It may not fix the oil leak, and oil still dripped from somewhere else. Bottom line is still, "you get what you pay for". I would write off your experience with a $300, 350 as a lesson learned the hard way and, wait until I had the money to do it right the next time.

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02-22-21 11:48 AM - Post#2814880    
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Using the 283 would be very nostalgic but as stated you could make the 350 look that way. You could also get a crate motor, with warranty, and make it look the same way. Don't even know if they are still in business but PAW used to sell engines that were long blocks that just needed to be assembled. My .02.

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02-22-21 03:57 PM - Post#2814900    
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It would have to be a topic of conversation or nobody would think it was anything other than another 350.

Not to mention, an underpowered 283 with a cam will be just that much more under powered until it builds some rpm's. As said earlier, it is torque that is important and that needs to be available at as low rpm's as possible. That is what the 283 does not have.

Drew,You say you don't care what anybody else thinks but you keep asking what they think. If you are going to ask them what they think, it would be good if you at least considered the good advice you are getting. If not, why ask?

It is certainly your right to put a Briggs & Stratton Lawn mower engine in it. I just hate to see you ask for advice and then basically tell those that give you good advice, they are wrong.

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02-22-21 04:39 PM - Post#2814904    
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Does NAPA still sell rebuilt 350 engines? My brother bought one a few years ago for his truck and he loves it.

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02-22-21 06:09 PM - Post#2814908    
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Drew, I also have been down this road with old motors that have been sitting and all that, ran good seemed fresh looked rebuilt. it always turned out to be a never ending fix! And then old but cheap trans goes bad. If I had to do it over? I would do the LS 5.3 swap and have it over trans to. A young 130.000 thousand mile vortec V8 will last Another 130, 000 and will have all the power you would ever need, burn them hydes. I have heard of good ls drive trains going for $750 or buy the whole truck computer an harness have it in and running for less than 2,000. Good luck with water you do with it. To me the LS is way cool and the best thing to do Tom

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02-23-21 11:50 AM - Post#2814946    
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There is a truth about the 283 bore, yes larger valves are a problem. But, I have seen a few that had large valves(2.02/1.6), you have to notch the top of the block to clear them and to unshroud them so they can flow well. I have even seen 283s with power adders. I have a friend here in town that has 283 bored 30, his has 2.02/1.6 valves a good set of aluminum heads, a supercharger with two 450 cfm carbs on top. It makes north of 650 hp and about 590 ft/lbs of tq.

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02-24-21 11:34 AM - Post#2815015    
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I tend to agree with 40Grit,

Concerning the 265/283/302/327/350 etc.
I'm going to ask you a question. Why do you think Chevrolet doesn't still install a 265? 283? 302? 327?
It's because they are obsolete. They built bigger engines because they needed to make more power. "Ain't no replacement for displacement!"


That said, one more problem with the 265 was no oil filter casting.

You are already converted to small block now if I read your post correctly. An LS swap would be a lot of work, so unless you drive over 100,000 a year, leave that idea on the porch.

If the 283 is as advertised, and you don't have an overdrive transmission, that would be an easy swap. I don't think you would hurt yourself unless you are wanting to hot rod it. For an around-town cruiser I think it would do you fine.

Of course, these are all my opinions. So you know what it is worth.
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02-25-21 06:24 AM - Post#2815053    
    In response to johnwd98

John,
Yeah, I wish that I knew everything at 33. I'd probably be rich by now instead of being a college instructor in Heavy Mobile Equipment Repair. This after spending a lifetime working on Heavy Equipment.

I guess I still don't know much.

lol?

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
johnwd98 
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Loc: Little Falls, MN
Reg: 09-05-10
02-25-21 06:38 AM - Post#2815056    
    In response to beagrizzly

  • beagrizzly Said:
John,
Yeah, I wish that I knew everything at 33. I'd probably be rich by now instead of being a college instructor in Heavy Mobile Equipment Repair. This after spending a lifetime working on Heavy Equipment.

I guess I still don't know much.

lol?


Griff



Griff, Sorry about that. I decided to delete my post before I seen yours. I've caused temper tantrums, and poopoo storms in the past for telling it like it is, or like I thought. Your post may cause some confusion because I deleted my post.

Haha! I see that the forum automatically changed a word I used to poopoo.


1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C,


Edited by johnwd98 on 02-25-21 06:49 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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