Thanks for the replies. I had a 383-Stroker in my truck for towing my
trailer. For some reason, the rod bearing prematurely failed. I have no
reason or finding to why the rod bearings failed. The heads, (S/R World
Casting) are also junk, after hearing the news from the Head Shop.
Adding up the costs for parts, I have decided to check into engine
swapping. You may have read some of my past posting cornering the above
problem. I thought, forget the 383 and start thinking about swapping
engine. I have the tools (SW & HW) to edit the Eprom for the ECU from
the days I was tuning the 383, but didn't know if there were any
other major different that I may have overlooked. So, I been checking
into a used TBI-454 and the cost is anywhere from $1750 to $750. What I
would like to find is an engine that came out of a truck with most or
all the stuff still attack to the engine. Does anyone have some good
source for what I'm looking for?
Byron T, Tucson AZ