This is my 1959 283 Idling with a Crane 268 Z-cam. Cam specs are 218/230 @ .050 268/280 ADV .459/.486 lift 112 LSA. The engine is bored +.040, flat top pistons, '416 heads, Summit intake, and an Edelbrock 1406 carburetor. It runs about 10:1 compression and burns with a stock HEI distributor and coil. The Exhaust manifolds are stock for a 1980 GM truck as is the y-pipe and cat. The Exhaust outlet is 2 1/2" and the cat is my muffler right now.
Starting an old 283 chevy engine part 1
My son rebuilt this engine in highschool about 15 years ago. We put this in a 67 chev pickup and ran it till the truck rusted away. I junked the truck out and saved the engine. It was sitting in my shed in my way for about 5 years now so I decided to set it outside. So I'm starting it up before I tarp it up for now. Its got about 35,000 miles on it since the rebuild. It has a some what of a high lift cam in, but I don't remember what he put in it.
1957 283 FI Black Widow Engine Running on Dyno -- Engines Limited
All of our rebuild clients are given the option of having FI or carb units calibrated and the engine broken in using our dynamometer. This engine had both of these services performed. Our client was able to drop his complete engine in without any concerns associated with a standard engine break-in period. Thank you for taking a look! If you'd like more information please visit our website engineslimited dot com or call us at nine two zero - six eight five - zero two eight eight. Thank You! Engines Limited
350 engine Test Run
350 4 bolt main Chevy Engine test run after installing 280 cam. This is after the breaking in of the cam at 2000 rpms. This is more of a test run for timing and starting up. The engine had a 600 carb that I rebuild, double roller timing chain, performer intake, and head work that I done.
Idle with Isky 270 Mega Hydraulic cam
Now that everything is set up properly, the idle sounds much better.
Specs: Goodwrench 350 w/ isky 270 mega single pattern (.465/,465 221/221 108 LSA), Trickflow 195 heads, Edelbrock Victor-E intake, w/ a custom tuned 98 vortec PCM providing the control.
350 Chevy Small Block Choppy Idle in a 76 K20 Chevrolet
357ci Chevy using Comp Cams 286H. Ram truck pulling Clutch Disk, Pressure Plate, Billet Flywheel inside a Lakewood Bellhousing. Lots of other fun stuff inside the engine. 40 Series Flowmasters channeled through 3" Exhaust tubing. Sounds decent for a 10 year old engine that has seen lots of abuse.