"Budget" 383 with LE TFS heads and LE Camshaft
Eagle forged Crank and Rods, Mahle -5cc "Flat-Top" Pistons
OK! It is about time I got started with ERE-383
#96. This is the "budget" main cap version which is
hardly budget. The main caps are pretty good. They are
4-bolt but not billet steel. ARP main studs are used which
helps beef things up. Here is the block and I'm beginning to
get it ready for paint. I put on sacrificial rear main seal
and timing cover and oil pan to help me mask off areas. I wipe
it down with acetone (or brake clean). The paint is the
Eastwood 2 part "2K" high temp ceramic.
Here is the drivers side front of block where some head gaskets
block and restrict the oil drain-back. I always clearance in this
area no matter what head gasket is used.
Painting finished. Next on the agenda is rotating assembly
mock up to check for clearnace.