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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 5th, 11, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Crate Engine Or build??

Im looking into a new engine for my 68, it has the original 327 right now.

I would like something pretty aggressive, 450-500+ HP, I was leaning towards a 383. The plan originally was to get the year one 383 Crate engine, but apparently they no longer are affering that engine. So now the question is...
#1 should I go with a 383?
#2 Should I get a crate if so where from? Blueprint, Performance Unlimited? Or find a local engine builder and go through them, Does anyone know of a good Shop in Western Washington State for this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 5th, 11, 07:10 PM
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Re: Crate Engine Or build??

Check these guys out. They come highly recommended on the team chevelle site.

http://www.vortecproperformance.com/
http://www.lewisracingengines.com/
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 5th, 11, 08:07 PM
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Re: Crate Engine Or build??

Jess,
If you are going to go with a crate engine I would get a GM Performance Parts one. You can't beat the quality or the warranty.

Just my opinion,

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Re: Crate Engine Or build??

I would recommend talking to Mike at lewisracingengines.com

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