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Customer q:

Will s 383 stroker fit in a 1978 Corvette without modifications to the hood?


engine = 383 V8

fuel = Carburetor

make = Chevy

model = Corvette

trans = Automatic

year = 1978


Yes, the 383ci displacement is configured with a longer bore and stroke inside the same outside dimensional package as the factory 350ci engine. Where you run into issues with the Corvette is the intake carburetor pad height. For your application with a 2-piece rear main seal, I would recommend purchasing a short block engine and using the factory intake, carburetor and air cleaner to avoid hood clearance issues. Here is a short block engine and cylinder heads for you to consider -

138-BP3830 - Blueprint Engines Short Block Assembly Small Block Chevy 383ci Stroker Flat Top Pistons

https://www.jegs.com/i/Blueprint-Engines/138/H8002K/10002/-1 - Blueprint Engines Aluminum Cylinder Heads SB-Chevy

Your other option for increased performance is to use an aftermarket L88 or cowl induction hood or scoop.

You can place your order online at www.jegs.com, speak with Customer Service or request Technical Assistance via telephone at 1-800-345-4545 . We look forward to assisting you with your project in the future and if you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.

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Posted on
March 26, 2018

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