Re: Machine work for 383
wich eagle kit did you get, i ran into some issues with mine.
now as for machine work
first youll need to get the block clearanced, the rods bolts on some of the rods come very close and sometimes hit the pan rail. youll need a minimum .050" clearance. if you dont have the proper tools, or never done this b4, pay your machinest to do it! next youll need the deck decked, the mains alinebored(nows to time to upgrade to main studs) and the cylinders board with torque plates! therse are the basic machining that WILL need to be done. i strongly sugest gettin the your crank/rods/pistons ballanced even if they come pre-ballanced. nows the time to catch a mistake that MAY have happend. also the rods them selfs need to be clearance, you machine shop can do this for you. also get the machine shop to set up your piston ring end gaps.
the resone i asked you what kit you got is, if you got the same kit i did, the steet and strip kit that use Keith Black silv 0 lites hyperutectic pistons, BE CARFULL. these pistons require exscive ring end gaps, if you dont haven enough, the rings Will butt, and destro pistons and in my case, your block! talk to Wolfplace or BillK on what ring end gaps the recomend with the KN silv o lites.
91 Sonoma 4.3 4X4
78 Malibu 383/TH350 3:73 12bolt