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383 Chevy V8

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Under the hood lives a 383ci stroker Chevy V-8 that pumps out a healthy 475 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. The engine was set 11 inches farther back than stock for better weight distribution to improve handling. The perfectly thought-out engine cage is built out of 1.75-inch chromoly and is tied into the frame as well as the rest of the truck’s cage. A giant C&R Double Pass NASCAR-style radiator/engine oil heat exchanger keeps this small-block from losing its cool out in the desert, even on the hottest race days. A 750-cfm Holley Double Pumper carburetor and a Holley Blue electric fuel pump keep the thirsty small-block fed with enough fuel to roast the competition at any moment.