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    bad piston.. time for rebuild.

    i just bought a 2000 SS and four days after i bought it the motor starts to knock.. come to find out it's a bad wrist pin.. and all the others are going that way too.. so i'm thinking about ordering a 383 short block and basically redoing the bottom end.. thoughts or ideas? this is gonna take awhile seeing as i don't have the money for the repairs right now.. just cancelled the insurance today too.. with a 383, cam 232/236 and bolt ons any ideas how much power i should be putting down? before it was about 390 to the wheels.

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    What "short block" are you ordering? Or are you talking about a stroker crank?

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    383's are so beast

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    Be sure to get an LS6 (or better) intake. While you're at it might want to upgrade the heads also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS_Addict View Post
    What "short block" are you ordering? Or are you talking about a stroker crank?
    one of the rotating assemblies from texas speed.

    and i already have an ls6 intake

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    May as well get a set of heads from Texas Speed to top it off while you are ordering. I wouldn't bother putting stock heads (with miles on them to boot) back on a fresh short block, especially a stroker assembly.

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    I say go big or go home. TSP has pretty good pricing on 408's

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