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I have the original 283 .030 in my 66 Pickup, have always wanted to stroke it.
I scored a new set of .030 307 TRW forged dometop pistons on ebay for $150, and a machinist buddy says he has a 327SJ crank he'll give me. The compression height of the pistons is perfect. 283 and 307 are both 3.875 bore. 283 is 3" stroke, 307 and 327 are 3 1/4".
Anyone ever try this combo?
How about the Twisted wedge heads on a SBC? They make a 1.94 head that would be great on a 283, but I don't know anyone who has tried them. 2.02 won't clear 283 cylinder walls I hear.
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Tim
 

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Oh, before everybody asks me why I don't just bore it to 4 and build a 327....I am a hardheaded old codger and I don't want to do that to my 283.
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I think a 66 block will swing the 3.25 crank without major grinding. (the early ones won't). Just remember to balance it and don't go crazy with the head size.
 

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GO FOR IT!!

And cam her "easy-like", like a mild 327!! I figure the great old CC 268HE will do it nicely here if you are up to right about 9.75 to 10 to 1 CR...

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