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    Question Help with the right Motor!!!!

    Im planing on buying a 2002 T/A and was wanting to know what kind of Motor set up to go with. Its going to be a weekend driver, just to have fun with and take to the strip. I found a 383 Stroker Motor(Turn Key) however it seams like its a little on the high side as far as the Price goes.

    Tell me what you guys think??


    DES Chevy 383 - 425 Horsepower EFI Turn Key Motor

    425 Horsepower 383 stroker motor, 4 bolt main block. Cast steel Scat 3.750 crankshaft. Hypereutectic pistons, 10.4 CR. 5.7" 4340 I-beam rods. Edelbrock E-Tec 170 cc aluminum heads. Hydraulic roller cam & lifters. Clevite 77 bearings. Moly rings. Roller tip rocker arms. Chromemoly push rods. Cloyes roller timing set. Melling oil pump, drive and pick up. Milodon oil pan. Gold timing cover. Felpro and Corteco gaskets used. ARP performance bolts used throughout. steel balancer. SFI flexplate.

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    hmmm, No help huh??

    The T/A has a blown motor by the way, Im buying it as a project car

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    Not sure if you realize this, but you are talking about replacing a gen III LS1 engine with a gen 1 small block chevy. Not going to be a bolt in at all, and you'll probably want to put a crank trigger on the front of the motor, since the distributor will be buried underneath the windshield at the back of the engine.

    For a lot less than that price, you could just get either a 5.7 liter LS6 or a 6.0 liter LS2 that both bolt right in. Both of them make 400 HP and have a much better warranty than most any aftermarket crate motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    Not sure if you realize this, but you are talking about replacing a gen III LS1 engine with a gen 1 small block chevy. Not going to be a bolt in at all, and you'll probably want to put a crank trigger on the front of the motor, since the distributor will be buried underneath the windshield at the back of the engine.

    For a lot less than that price, you could just get either a 5.7 liter LS6 or a 6.0 liter LS2 that both bolt right in. Both of them make 400 HP and have a much better warranty than most any aftermarket crate motor.



    Thank you

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    So something like this then??

    LS6 with 5.7L and 405 horsepower. This production engine includes an aluminum block, aluminum heads, crankshaft, rods, pistons, valve train, camshaft, valve covers, oil pan, intake manifold, throttle body, exhaust manifolds, balancer, and flywheel. It does not include any electronics.

    $7,134.99

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    Last thing, and I wont bother you guys about this anymore

    What are the pros and cons between going with a LS6 5.7L Gen III and a LS2 6.0L Gen IV

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02SS
    hmmm, No help huh??

    The T/A has a blown motor by the way, Im buying it as a project car
    Whats damaged on the engine? You might be able to get a short block for under $3k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert
    Whats damaged on the engine? You might be able to get a short block for under $3k


    To be honest, Im going to pick the Car up Sat. The Body is straight, ptretty much perfect aside from the Motor being Blown. I did not really ask any specifics on the motor.

    I want to build a weekend/Strip car, The SS I have now is great however I want something else for the street/strip. The SS has 383 Stroker Motor From DSE making 445HP, I have more on it and its close to 470-480 range, I want quite a bit more out of this T/A. Im hoping to put it in the 600-700 Range

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    ttt

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    yea might be a good idea to see what is still usuable from the other engine, like the heads and ls6 intake, accessories etc, you could pick up a nice short block fully assembled, and possibly some decent heads for less than the $9k u were gonna spend, and be making alot more power.

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