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Chevrolet 283 V8 Engine

The Chevy 283 V8 was introduced in 1957 and used up through 1961. GM developed the engine by increasing the bore of the Chevy 265 V8 which was first produced in 1955. The 283 was manufactured with several different carburetor setups such as a single 2 barrel, a 4 barrel, a 2 x 4 barrel setup and an impressive fuel injected model. The fuel injected version of the 283 in 1957 that was used in the Corvette produced an amazing 1 horsepower per cubic inch which was almost unheard of at the time coming from a factory built engine.

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126 -283 can it fit my 1952 Chevrolet
I am thinking of using a small block engine with power glide in my 1952 Chevy (stylemaster)

Will it fit?
#13 - Marten Sissing - 07/23/2014 - 20:15
hole in
Yes i have a 283 motor there is a hole on top of the block right beside the descriptor. What goes in that hole or can i just plug it
#12 - Ray Miller - 02/02/2014 - 11:04
283 engine code
Can anyone tell me how I can tell what my 283 came out of? The engine code is T0323GA
#11 - Will - 08/10/2012 - 20:34
I have owned, and loved, several cars with 283 V8s. They were all in Canada where I live. Canadian Pontiacs were simply Chevys with a different body as we all know. I had a '58,'61,'66,'67 Pontiac. I also had a '65 Impala. Those engines were bullet proof!
I once saw this, somewhere: A GM V8 will run, poorly, but will run, when all others won't run at all.
#10 - jimmy kraktov - 07/29/2012 - 23:31
blue 283 engine color
I have a 1964 Chevy II Nova 400 it is suppossed to be original motor, it is blue and has double hump heads is this possible a blue color from that year?
#9 - patrick - 05/18/2012 - 12:23
camshaft on 283 chevy
my camshaft is worn out. what do you recommend for an upgrade cam one step above the stock cam in it now .stock 283 2v 195 hp.9.25 to 1 comp ratio.thanks Rob
#8 - Robert Negrin - 03/28/2012 - 20:41
1957 engine swap
taking straight 6 . 3 speed std out and putting a 283 v8 with a saginaw 4 speed , will I have to do anything with the driveshaft .lengthen or shorten
thanks
#7 - vinny - 03/18/2012 - 01:34
This is the best engine ever
#6 - Rick James - 03/02/2012 - 10:50
Can anyone tell me the length of the 283 oil dip stick from the outside of the block to the end of the stick as it touches the oil. I'm trying to determine if my aftermarket dip stick reads correctly. Thanks
#5 - jiom muse - 02/13/2012 - 08:37
Lower pulley
The lower pulley came out when driving, now it slides freely back onto crank shaft. It has 3a grooves. 1964 BelAir. I removed radiator &the shroud. Please help.
#4 - Joel Christie - 01/22/2012 - 18:01
Did Chevy build a V8 with a single barrel carb?
#3 - Rich - 05/16/2011 - 17:38
what type of plugs for a 64-66 283 with an hei distbitor
#2 - glen - 04/22/2011 - 13:08
Ooops
Looks like I left that info out. Thanks Stirling for bringing it to my attention. Everything should fixed now.
#1 - Engine Facts Admin - 03/29/2011 - 09:42
1957-1961???????
What happened to the 283 between 1961 thru 1967????
#0 - Stirling - 03/28/2011 - 18:13
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Engine Specifications

1960 - 1962 with 2 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 170 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque - 275 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 8.5
Firing Order - 18436572

1960 - 1961 with 4 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 230 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque - 300 @ 3000 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 9.5
Firing Order - 18436572

1960 - 1961 with 2 x 4 Barrel Carbs
Max Brake Horsepower - 245 @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque - 300 @ 3800 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 9.5
Firing Order - 18436572

1960 - 1961 with 2 x 4 Barrel Carbs
Max Brake Horsepower - 270 @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque - 285 @ 4200 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 9.5
Firing Order - 18436572

1960 with Fuel Injection
Max Brake Horsepower - 275 @ 5200 rpm
Max Torque - 285 @ 4200 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 11.0
Firing Order - 18436572

1960 with Fuel Injection
Max Brake Horsepower - 315 @ 6200 rpm
Max Torque - 285 @ 4200 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 11.0
Firing Order - 18436572

1963 - 1967 with 2 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 195 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque - 285 @ 2400 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 9.25
Firing Order - 18436572

1964 - 1966 with 4 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 220 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque - 295 @ 3200 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 9.25
Firing Order - 18436572

1964 with 4 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 250 @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque - 350 @ 2800 rpm
Stroke - 3.00
Bore - 3.875
Compression - 10.5
Firing Order - 18436572