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  1. WTB 283 block cast in Flint before June 22nd

    Wanted/WTB/Trade/Free Stuff. Cars & Car Parts Only
    Just found out that my OE block is cracked, and i need one to replace it Car was built on June 26th, heads are cast "F 19 7" or June 19th. I'd be thrilled if it was an "FC" engine code (4 bbl Powerglide) but a late May or early June Flint casting will do.
  2. 283 Engine Bogs Down when put in gear

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    *283 Engine Bogs Down when put in gear Please help! Have an original 57 283 engine with a Rochester 2 bl carbonator. The engine idles and runs fine but bogs down and loses almost all power when put in gear. Also it is blowing blue smoke out of the tail pipe and backfires. Engine has less...
  3. Factory automatic column not shifting

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a 1957 Belair factory V8 automatic. It has the original powerglide it it still been driving without any issues went out yesterday to start it and back it out of the shop and my column will not shift. If you reach under the hood and move the lever past the detent it will shift but then you...
  4. Sleeve a 57 283?

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    the last time i had my 283 rebuilt, it was bored 60 over to be a 292. im told that this is the limit of the bore for a 57 283, but is it possible to sleeve a 57 283, so you could ostensibly use it nearly forever? i know itd be a lot of money over just another 350, but im awfully proud of that...
  5. Rattle or metal vibration 283

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    As some of you know I just rebuilt a 283 and had trouble getting it started. Well it runs as mentioned in the previous thread, but I have noise or rattle I cannot find. It sounds like a light metal rattle. I have checked the torque converter, flywheel, pulled the oil pan and checked the rods...
  6. Valve covers and distributer rubbing fire wall

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a stock 283, but have put M/T valve covers on it, they are not very tall. The passenger side cover is rubbing the fire wall and so is the factory style dist. I do not know what to do??? This a new rebuild and I was previously running a different 283 with tall valve covers and they did not...
  7. 283 powerglide idling high in park and major rpm drop in gear

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a built 283, what I know is that it is .030 over, rpm airgap, 600 cfm holley, powerpak heads, and some kind of mild cam, gear driven timing, and 2 in Gilmer drive. I did not build the engine. It is matched to a cast iron powerglide, that is a fresh professional rebuild including the...
  8. 57 Powerpack Actual Net Torque

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I was reading on the GM heritage site the other day about 57s, and in the official engineering report they posted that for the powerpack 283, it produced a gross torque of 300 ft-lbs (which means its at the crankshaft from what I understand) and 270 ft-lbs "net" at 2800 rpm (which is at the...
  9. From 3 speed to powerglide

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I picked up a 57 model cast iron powerglide and want to switch my car from 3 on the tree. IIA trying to figure what all I will need. Will be behind a 283. I have the transmission Factory Automatic column Linkage from the transmission to the throttle Mounts. And the spacer/adapter I know I...
  10. Overhaul cost

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    My engine suddenly started sputtering and now it knocks really loud and aggressively even thpugh it probably doesnt need it, im curious how much a total overhaul or rebuild of a stock 283 engine costs. The car papers indicate its never been rebuilt, so id like to try to start fresh with it.
  11. Saginaw 3 speed

    Transmission and DriveLine Questions
    I have a 57 Belair with them factory 3 on the tree, attached to a 283, that is mildly built, .30 over, flat top pistons, mild cam, roller rockers, edlbrock air gap, 600 cfm carb, gear driven timing and a 9 inch rear end, don't know the gears. I do not race at all it is just a cruiser. I picked...
  12. 1956 4dr wagon $2800 obo

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Selling a 1956 4 door wagon. I bought this a couple years ago out of Georgia, so no title, just a bill of sale. I've got waaaaay to many projects and have started doing customer restorations, so no time for this one! Story from previous owner, is he bought it from a body shop that was doing...
  13. Power glide will not kick into passing gear

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a 1963 model power glide in my car and I can not get it to kick into the passing gear. It should open up when I mash the pedal and open the throttle wide open, it does not do this. The Trans seams to shift nice and smooth other wise?????? Don't know much about auto Trans everything has...
  14. 4160 600 CFM smell gas

    Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    So I have a fresh rebuild 4160, i smell gas or really rich smell at idle. Carb runs great no leaks and everything appears to be functioning properly you can smell the "gas" with the air filter on or off and the filter is open topped and sides. Any thoughts:gba:
  15. * 3917293 vs 3795896 heads

    Engine Building, Hi Performance
    I am preparing to build a 283, it was a factory powerpack engine. I have acquired a different set of heads, because the price was right, and am wondering if I should go with the 293 heads or the 896 heads. This motor is going into my 57 3100 step side. Only difference I can find is the cc I...
  16. 5 Speed stick behind original 283 engine

    Super Stock/Pro Street & Modified Disc. 55-56-57
    Anyone had experience with installing a 5 spd OD stick behind an original '57 283 engine? Engine is stock 4 bl with Powerpack heads. My tranny 1st gear is 3.37, OD gear is .67 with the original rear end ratio 3.36. I have received some comments that the 282 will not have enough torque to push...
  17. New kid on small block

    New Member Introductions
    2nd owner of 57 Bel Air Sports Sedan . Original California car purchased on auto row SF. Beautiful small block runs like a Swiss watch. One of the best cars I've ever owned! Pretty much stock-car front to back with some upgrades to the brakes and slight modifications for modern driving
  18. 1957 2 Door Post

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    1957 2 Door Post, Belair Trim, 283, muncie 4 speed, Corvette Rallys, Good solid car painted about 10 years ago, Interior redone very nice, runs & drives well, $16500 or Trade 770-519-5109
  19. For sale 1955 Chevy Belair! 2 Door Post! 283 Eng / Muncie 4 Spd! $21,900.00

    Classifieds Section - For Sale Items ONLY!
    Listing this nice 1955 Chevy Belair 2 Door Post! Running a 283 Engine, Muncy 4 Spd Trans! Nice Blue exterior paint with Custom two tone Gray and Black Interior! Super driver! Nice Alum wheel......good sounding Dual exhaust. Car priced at $21,900.00. Call for details 606-878-5839 or...
  20. Video: 283 Teardown

    Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here.
    Hey, I hope I in the right place for this. I've posted a short video of tearing down the 283 out of my 57 with everything compressed into approximately one minute. Thought it might be a fun diversion for some. http://streetmuscleaction.com/the-60-second-engine-teardown/2008/10/ Thanks
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