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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 12, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody. I was searching through your site and it looks great! I was hoping to get some advice on a purchase of a 383 crate motor.

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I can't tell you how many times this site has helped me out! Welcome to the site!! I have been told from many people to go with a GM Performance crate 383 but I guess it depends what your looking for.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 12, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New Guy from Iowa

I should probably mention a few other things. This is my second muscle car; I had a 66 Nova SS which I (rather unwisely) sold about 5 years ago. I'd like to say I'm mechanically inclined, but that would be an exaggeration. I'm having a local mechanic do the stuff that I cannot do (which is quite a bit).

So I was looking at purchasing a 383 stroker from Prestige Motorsports. I saw that there was a post on the topic about a year ago. A guy here (Sean69) was in the process of purchasing a 408 stroker from Prestige. Does anyone know how that turned out?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 12, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New Guy from Iowa

Thanks for the reply dmaita. I'm looking for a complete turnkey package for under $6,000, and with the GM Peformance I believe that the long block is ~$5,200. I'm able to get the Prestige motor with the intake, carb, all the wires, etc., for less that $6,000. I've compared them to several competitors, and they look good. The 3-year warranty is a plus.
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Welcome, Mike.
Write the pros/cons on a sheet of paper on the two engines of choice, then make your decision.
Enjoy the cruise here. Lots of good people here to help out.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 1st, 12, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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You traitor!!! Just kidding, if I had the chance, I'd move to the Beach as well!

I just wanted to see if there has been any concerns with this particular shop. I know there are a lot of hucksters out there, so I'm just trying to cover my bases.

I really like the 3-year warranty. And I'm encouraged by all the youtube videos the shop puts out showing their men at work. They apparently take pride in their work.
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