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Old 02-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #29
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It's alive runs good seat of the pants says more power
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:41 PM   #30
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all that bling no one will see ! lol looks nice!
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:14 PM   #31
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Yea i know but it was just laying around so why not use it looks good in pics but they are starting to rust and scratched the stock valve covers were about rusted threw besides it justifies tje 383 stroker badges on the fenders
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #32
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Hey-from the bringing of your thread I thought you didn't have anything built.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:34 AM   #33
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I can offer no mechanical knowledge or parts but I think I do have the same engine you are talking about in my 1985 jubilee. It has a chevy 350. It has 67000 miles and everything inside is original and in great condition. I've been told that everything in the engine is also in great condition. I've had it since 10/2011 and have yet to give it a good run. I'm taking it to the mountains in the summer so that will be a good test of it's power.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #34
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Well took it for a hard run today we have a 12% grade mountain abt 1 mi long before i has it mated to the floor and would top out at 40 mph in 2 nd gear and have 0 vacuum now it pulled the hill at 55 mph in hi gear and 10" of vacuum i would say that
Is an improvement not bad for this tub @11000# now for a big trip not till april
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #35
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I can offer no mechanical knowledge or parts but I think I do have the same engine you are talking about in my 1985 jubilee. It has a chevy 350. It has 67000 miles and everything inside is original and in great condition. I've been told that everything in the engine is also in great condition. I've had it since 10/2011 and have yet to give it a good run. I'm taking it to the mountains in the summer so that will be a good test of it's power.
Good luck with it ours ran great just low on power and every seal and gasket leaked it was time it had 134000 miles on it Now no more mess in the driveway
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #36
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We also have a 350 in our 27' Class A ... 1995... Sure it won't win any drag races,,, but does just fine... Running 65 mph most of the time last year from AR to AZ and back, we averaged 13.39 mpg.... Getting ready for our next trip, it has a new cap/rotor, coil, and one injector... Hopefully it will do even better ... I was worried about the 350,, but heck, this old trucker was happy, 2400 miles, no oil added, no probs... Now for the next 2400 mile trip.... This will be our second big trip in it, at least I have had a little time to get to know it....
If anybody has a proven inexpensive way to help these motors out, lets hear it.... Darel
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We were only getting 6-7 mpg hope its better with the new motor hoping more power=less throtle
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85 Antique, I am envious of your 383 !! I'd love more pulling power... Looks nice too ! Great job ! Having built many a Mopar hotrod in my time, I can appreciatte your build. Keep us informed. Darel
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #39
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Thanks so far it runs good will have to see when loaded still winterized
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Got her all dewinterized and all washed up for our trip in 2 weeks
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Did the first trip of the year this weekend only went 70 mi away at a koa no malfunctions all is good and got 10 mpg from 6 mpg with the old motor
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thats great !!! did you hav enough power?
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