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DorianL

solid fixture here in the forum
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Thanks Gents... it looks like we have a plan.

I will bring the block and heads in (who knows when) to be checked for... "rebuildability" ?

What is the best thing to do with the block and heads ? For the block I take it I should remove all the plugs but leave the crank and bearings in the block for the machinist to examine.

The heads... since I am chucking the springs anyway, I can disassemble entirely as well; just keep the valves in order.

Hm, I definitely would far prefer a rotating assembly internally balanced with damper and flywheel included.
 

Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
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you may or may not have SCAT provide an internally balanced, 383 sbc ,
I would certainly suggest , 6" connecting rods with 7/16" ARP rod bolts,
but thats not mandatory
but Id suggest you buy the flywheel and damper separately as you have more control on the QUALITY of the components,
a billet flywheel is a huge step up in strength over a cast OEM flywheel.
http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/selecting-a-flywheel.1042/#post-1969

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...e-a-clutch-in-a-c3-corvette.15034/#post-85152

and of course, by now you might realize I post related info for the hundreds of members,
that may read through the thread in months or years yet to come
read through all links and sub-links
be aware that a 168 tooth flywheel will not fit in every bell housing design,
but it allows a much better choice in clutches and in many cases better quality clutches.
always ask questions before spending cash
http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/harmonic-balancer.3554/#post-53706

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/168-or-153-flywheels.3951/#post-67681

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...pes-of-crankshaft-steel.204/page-2#post-46231

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ing-rod-strength-h-vs-i-beam.1168/#post-40253

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...nk-durring-short-blk-assembly.852/#post-39417


http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/what-damper-flywheel.6026/#post-21582

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/selecting-a-flywheel.1042/#post-1969

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/don-t-beat-that-damper.83/#post-14101

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ild-a-350-or-a-383-sbc-combo.8310/#post-28891

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/damper-honing.4975/#post-13912

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/damper-tool.223/#post-8024

https://www.dieselarmy.com/engine-tech/engine/how-it-works-viscous-dampers-a-k-a-harmonic-balancers/

https://www.dragzine.com/tech-stori...ers-are-crucial-to-the-health-of-your-engine/

http://www.laskeyracing.com/shop/harmonics.htm

https://fluidampr.com/how-a-fluidampr-works/

http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...r-seal-crank-in-1-piece-block.301/#post-31934

http://www.dieseltechmag.com/2009/02/dt-tested-fluidampr-performance-damper

https://motoiq.com/project-golf-r-mkvii-fluidampr-test/3/

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/cheap-damper-ballancer-source.279/#post-1673
 
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Loves302Chevy

"One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."
It 's probably not a bad idea to let the machinist see what happened to that engine - he might want to take a closer look at certain areas.
That crank is junk, but yes, leave the bearings in place. And the heads can be completely disassembled - just number the valves.
 
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