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Where to find cylinder head for 283

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dandan
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Where to find cylinder head for 283

Post by dandan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:51 pm

I have a bad cylinder head on my 1966 Cavalier 283. I'm having a bear of a time trying to find something to replace it. What are my options? Finding cylinder heads with my casting number, 3774684, even new ones, has been impossible. There's one on eBay, but it's the wrong side. Help!

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Re: Where to find cylinder head for 283

Post by Matt Smith » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:23 am

Call Dave VanNess at VanNess Engeneering, he has tons of parts and knows the details. I just got a new pre war K head from him. Rare!
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Re: Where to find cylinder head for 283

Post by mfine » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:26 pm

I think (not something I am good at these days, so VERIFY) the 283 heads were 64 cc chambers. You should be able to find all sorts of new SBC heads on Summit Racing, Jeggs and other auto sites. Plus a million used and rebuilt heads. Try searching for “small block chevey heads” and the search for ones with the correct combustion chamber volume for the compression ratio you want to run. You don’t need the exact same casting number assuming this is not a show boat.

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Re: Where to find cylinder head for 283

Post by jfrprops » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 am

agree with Mfine….SBC parts are plentiful and easy to find and work with.....

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