B-SERIES ENGINES, BY THE NUMBERS 383 400 BORE 4.250 4.342 STROKE3.3803.380 DECK HEIGHT9.9809.980 FIRING ORDER1-8-4-3-6-5-7-21-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 DISTRIBUTOR ROTATIONclockwiseclockwise On the Dyno RPM HP TQ 3000233407 3100244412 3200253414 3300260415 3400269416 3500280419 3600289423 3700299424 3800310429 3900322433 4000335439 4100346443 4200355444 4300363442 4400370441 4500378440 4600385438 4700390435 4800395430 4900402431 5000409430 5100416427 5200420424 5300421417 5400422409 5500420401 5600422396 5700426393 PARTS LIST DESCRIPTION PN SOURCE PRICE Used 400 block NA Salvage yard $300.00 Used 383 forged crankshaft NA IMM Engines 200.00 Used 906 casting cylinder heads, complete NA eBay 125.00 Head gaskets FEL-1009 IMM Engines 87.95 Main bearings409M IMM Engines 64.99 Rod bearings 8-2320CP IMM Engines 67.99 Durabond cam bearings PDP-17-T IMM Engines 54.95 Engine bolt kit ARP-545-9701 ARP 148.87 Pistons UEM-KB240-030 Summit Racing 446.82 Thumpr cam and lifter kit K21-600-5 Comp Cams 499.95 Manley pushrods, qty. 16 MAN-25447-1 Summit Racing 271.20 Harmonic balancer PB1112-ST IMM Engines 160.00 Oil pump MEL-63HV Summit Racing 69.95 Oil-pump driveshaft MEL-IS-63 Summit Racing 41.95 Billet rear main seal cap 200-1031 440 Source 39.95 Chrylser B-body oil pan 121-1001 440 Source 59.95 Oil-pump pickup 101-1010 440 Source 34.95 Engine Break-in oil CCA-1590 Comp Cams 59.95 Distributor MSD-8386 MSD 379.95 Street Fire plug wires MSD-5562 MSD 38.95 Autolite 86 spark plugs, qty. 8 FRM-86 IMM Engines 12.00 Headers TTI383-178C4 TTI Exhaust 866.00 Performer RPM intake manifold EDL-7193 Edelbrock 209.95 Holley 750 Double Pumper Carburetor HLY-0-4779C Summit Racing 439.95 Valley pan and gaskets FEL-1214 IMM Engines 24.75 Valve covers EDL-4493 Edelbrock 51.95 Total$4,757.87 LABOR DESCRIPTION PRICE Hot tank block$45.00 Install cam bearings50.00 Install freeze plugs and oil gallery plugs50.00 Mock-up for zero decking60.00 Resurface block125.00 Bore and hone with torque plates250.00 Mill cylinder heads120.00 3-angle valve job160.00 Resize rods100.00 Polish crankshaft95.00 Balance crankshaft175.00 Press fi t wrist pins55.00 Mill intake manifold125.00 Total$1,410.00 The intake manifold didn't fit the milled heads, so Hafliger had to machine 0.060 inch from Edelbrock's Performer RPM intake manifold to get it to seal to the intake ports properly. That's Brian's dad, Fred, on the right. He's the other half of IMM Engines. Yup, it's just a two-man shop. The intake manifold didn't fit the milled heads, so Hafliger had to machine 0.060 inch fro Finally, Hafliger had to install shorter-than-stock pushrods. These are Manley's 8.50-inch, 5/16-inch wall-thickness pushrods. Finally, Hafliger had to install shorter-than-stock pushrods. These are Manley's 8.50-inch To complement its Performer RPM intake manifold, Edelbrock provided a pair of its Signature Series valve covers. They fit perfectly and kept oil leaks at bay. We topped the intake with an out-of-the-box 0779 Holley 750 Double Pumper. That's MSD's new Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run distributor powered by MSD's Pro Power HVC coil. The wires are MSD's Street Fire series, and we used Autolite 86 plugs, stock replacements for a 383 Roadrunner. To complement its Performer RPM intake manifold, Edelbrock provided a pair of its Signatur Because of our recent troubles breaking in flat-tappet cams, we filled the crankcase with Comp's 10W-30 Engine Break-In oil. It's brewed with extra zinc, phosphorous, and molybdenum. While we don't recommend doing shots with the stuff, the cam and lifters broke in perfectly. Because of our recent troubles breaking in flat-tappet cams, we filled the crankcase with With air/fuel ratios mostly in the mid-13 range, the engine also wanted more fuel. Hafliger went up four jet sizes, front and rear, resulting in a 12.5:1 ratio throughout the powerband. With air/fuel ratios mostly in the mid-13 range, the engine also wanted more fuel. Haflige Hafliger initially set the advance to a conservative 32 degrees. After a few short pulls, he decided the engine wanted more and cranked in 34 degrees. Hafliger initially set the advance to a conservative 32 degrees. After a few short pulls, SOURCES Comp Cams 3406 Democrat Road Memphis TN 38118 800-999-0853 http://www.compcams.com Tube Technologies, Inc. 1555 Consumer Circle Corona CA 92880 951-371-4878 http://www.ttiexhaust.com/ IMM Engines Indio CA 760-347-5493 http://www.immengines.com Holley Performance Products 1801 Russellville Rd. Bowling Green KY 42101 270-782-2900 http://www.holley.com eBay Motors http://hub.motors.ebay.com/ 440Source Lancaster CA 661-951-3700 www.440Source.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By John McGann Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!