BIG TORQUE FOR YOUR TRUCK
Got a pre-1980 GM truck with a tired Small-Block? Forget the rebuild and take your trusty truck’s capability to the next level with our big-torque HT383 crate engine. Its extra displacement and unique parts are designed to build a wide, flat torque curve that maintains at least 400 lb.-ft. between 2,500 and 4,000 rpm. The 323 hp and 444 lb.-ft. of torque is power you simply won’t get with a stock-type rebuild.
Built for true truck strength, the engine starts with a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps – a strength-enhancing feature most production truck blocks don’t have. We then fill the block with a forged steel crankshaft and a smooth hydraulic roller camshaft, then top it off with iron Vortec heads. Its 9.1:1 compression ratio is perfect for regular gasoline at all altitudes and engine loads.
We deliver the HT383 with an aluminum intake manifold, ready for you to swap over the accessories from your tired engine. It’s also backed by a 24-month/50,000-mile (80,000 km) limited warranty.
Part Number: 19332529
Engine Type: Chevy Small-Block V-8
Displacement (cu in): 383
Bore x Stroke (in): 4.005 x 3.800
Block (P/N 88962516): Cast-iron with 4-bolt main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 12489436): 4340 forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 19332460): Heavy-duty PM steel
Pistons (P/N 12499103): Hypereutectic aluminum
Camshaft Type (P/N 14097395): Hydraulic roller
Camshaft Lift (in): .431 intake / .451 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in): 196° intake / 206° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 12558060): Vortec iron; 64cc chambers
Valve Size (in): 1.940 intake / 1.500 exhaust
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
Rocker Arms (P/N 10089648): Stamped steel
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.5:1
Water Pump (P/N 88894341): Cast iron
Recommended Fuel: Regular pump
Ignition Timing: 32° Total @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Recommended rpm: 5,000
Flexplate (P/N 14088765): 12.750"
Intake Manifold (P/N 12496820): Dual Plane Aluminum
• Requires addition of carburetor, ignition and starter (not included)
• Rochester Quadrajet or Holley 670-cfm carburetor recommended
• Comes with 12.750" externally balanced 153-tooth automatic transmission flexplate. Requires externally balanced flywheel for manual transmission.
• Has right-side oil dipstick
• Designed for pre-1976 street vehicles or any off-road vehicle
• Not intended for marine applications
NOTE: Distributor with melonized steel gear MUST be used with long-blocks and Partial engines with steel camshafts, or engine damage will occur.
Chevrolet Performance Crate Engines include a 24-month or 50,000-mile/80,000-kilometer limited warranty.