SAS F150 Rebuild

Dixie Fix

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HEADS UP GUYS GETTING READY TO THROW A CURVEBALL

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For the last few months ive been really reconsidering the 4bt. Mostly do to gearing, the redline is not what I need nor is it gonna do what I want it to do. Plus the 4bt swap is an estimated $10k. Im pretty sure I can get a decently built gas motor for alot cheaper than that.

Heres my options:

- 5.4L SuperCharged (lightning Motor) 4r100 transmission, divorce np205

- 5.4L Stroked to 6.2L, 2.2 Kenne Bell, 4r100 transmission, divorce np205

- 460, c6, mated NP205

- 383 stroker, built 700r4, divorced np205

- 302, C6 mated NP205

The top two would take every bit of $10k to do. Im really leaning towards the 460 or 383. Ive seen the 383 in action and they get the job done. Plus I found one for 1,200 already built.
 

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Go with the 383, parts are cheap and they make monster torque. Be different Cecil, wouldn't want to be like every other lifted truck out there.:jester:
 

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Do you know what the Redline is of the 383... and is the 383 only a carbed motor or can you get one in EFI?

carbs were before my day, and im not sure if i want to learn about them
 

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Mcdiver has a 383 in his truck, I would imagine if it is balanced and built right 8k+ is no problem. A bunch of outfits make retro fit kits to make it EFI.
 

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well that helps, ill have to look into it some more.
Why do you want to spin it 8k? that would probably take a solid roller setup. Any reason you want to stick with old school SBC? LS engines are where its at!
 

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well that helps, ill have to look into it some more.
Why do you want to spin it 8k? that would probably take a solid roller setup. Any reason you want to stick with old school SBC? LS engines are where its at!

Im not wanting to spin it to 8k rpms... just need something that doesnt red-line at 3k.... like the 4bt. I would perferr something that would rev to 6k easily just to be safe. I dont plan on reving it past 4-4.5k at all.

Ive heard really good things about the 383 stroker, plus i dont want anything thats gonna be rediculously hard to wire in.

PLUS im looking for an option that I can do for a fraction of the cost of the Cummins swap. The LS engines are IIRC a wiring nightmare, and are extremely expensive.
 

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well that helps, ill have to look into it some more.
Why do you want to spin it 8k? that would probably take a solid roller setup. Any reason you want to stick with old school SBC? LS engines are where its at!

Im not wanting to spin it to 8k rpms... just need something that doesnt red-line at 3k.... like the 4bt. I would perferr something that would rev to 6k easily just to be safe. I dont plan on reving it past 4-4.5k at all.

Ive heard really good things about the 383 stroker, plus i dont want anything thats gonna be rediculously hard to wire in.

PLUS im looking for an option that I can do for a fraction of the cost of the Cummins swap. The LS engines are IIRC a wiring nightmare, and are extremely expensive.
It really is hard to beat the low cost of a budget stroker SBC build with the power output that they make. Have you maybe thought of going with an LT-1? It keeps the cost pretty low and you can even build a pretty sick 396 out of one. Just throwin out ideas. :thumbs:
 

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