TSP 383 C.I.D. Assembled Short-Block
All Texas Speed & Performance 383 C.I.D. short-blocks use a new GM 5.3L aluminum block! The standard price includes a fully-assembled GM LS1/LS6 short-block with a Lunati 4.00" stroke crankshaft with your choice of 24x or 58x reluctor wheel. The GM 5.3L aluminum engine block is a very popular choice to use in 347, 383, and 395 CID applications due to its lower cost. It has excellent benefits, such as bay-to-bay breathing, that make it very durable to use in the build. GM has discontinued the LS1/LS6 bare engine block, so we no longer offer the builds with this option.
The standard price also includes your choice of Wiseco, Diamond Racing, or Mahle piston sets. All sets listed are 2618 forgings and feature lowered ring lands to accommodate nitrous and boost applications, should the customer choose to use them.
Both Wiseco and Mahle piston sets will use a 3.903" bore piston, and Diamond Racing uses a 3.905" bore. Other custom build items are available. Every engine will come standard with the necessary oil and coolant plugs already installed in the block. Feel free to give us a call, and we will be more than happy to put an itemized estimate together for you! We also offer additional discounts if you pay via a cashier's check or wire transfer. All engines will ship via truck freight, so if you are purchasing online the shipping costs listed will NOT be correct! We will contact you with a shipping cost after your order has been placed. All prices listed do not include the applicable shipping costs!
We do offer an upgrade to 1/2" head studs for those looking to run a large amount of nitrous or boost. The price listed for the 1/2" head stud upgrade will include the cost of the ARP hardware, as well as the necessary machine work. All of the PRC aftermarket casting cylinder heads already have the larger bolt holes to accommodate 1/2" head studs.
All TSP engines will include two oil changes worth of Driven Racing break-in oil for no additional cost. Proper break-in oil and procedures for your engine are just as important as the build process! The Driven Racing break-in oil allows for proper ring sealing against the cylinder walls upon start-up, as well as for the break-in period once the engine is up and running. Most off-the-shelf engine oils do not have the necessary ZDDP additives to allow for proper break-in of a new engine, and we want to take every precaution possible to ensure that your new TSP engine receives a proper break-in! We also offer the Driven Racing oil for your new engine once your break-in is complete. We recommend using either the HR2 conventional non-synthetic or the LS30 full synthetic oil. Please note that the Driven Racing LS30 is the ONLY synthetic oil we recommend using in your engine because it retains the necessary ZDDP additives.
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