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RS series 383 big block?

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RS series 383 big block?

originaldrifta212 originaldrifta212
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 06/09/13
03:06 AM

hey everyone i have a dodge 383 big block out of a 1960 fireflight and i am wondering what the RS series is and if its rare as i cant find info anywhere!

if someone could help it would be great please

for a pic of the engine click here  

danny440 danny440
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 06/10/13
08:20 AM

Whats the fantasy, you have a 383 out of a 1960 fireflight, congrates. Seriously, 95% of the population that own old cars have no idea what their VIN code on their engine cubic inch means. It doesn't stop anyone from driving, or repairing them. Its a 1960 383, no big collector item even if its a one of.
You say its an RS, really? Were talking about a 50+ yr. old block. Do you realize how close RS and RB look after 50 yrs of rusting?? Are you sure the S isn't a worn out B? If its a RB 383 raised block like a 413-440 they are quit easy to spot. Just take it to a local machine shop or an older mechanic and they will know fairly quickly if it is indeed an RB 383. Better yet, take a couple of pictures,[I clicked on the for sale site you listed but there is no picture] post them and I will tell you if its a RB block. Yes, they built a RB383 in 1960. What ever you have its not Gold if its not a Hemi, Max Wedge, or TA block. I see you are from Australia, any chance this is a non US/Canadian Mopar engine?? If so you will need to research were the motor was built to find out more about it..

originaldrifta212 originaldrifta212
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 06/13
Posted: 06/12/13
07:24 AM

i have done some research and believe this engine is out of a Chrysler Saratoga or a 1960 police vehicle from the research i have done which is what the S indicates 'special' edition, i have cleaned the motor right up and also re-sprayed it.
the both sides of the block both say R.S clear as day.. hence why i am asking for help.
but thanks danny (thats my name too lol)  

waynep712222 waynep712222
User | Posts: 127 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 06/14/13
05:11 PM

i looked around thru my stuff.. but its for US and canadian built models...

one thing... is this a big piston short stroke tall deck engine...

or a small piston long stroke version..

is your piston size around 4.250 inches... or just barely over 4.030..

either way... you seem to be attempting to sell it...  so what it is really is not that important to anybody but a buyer... and most people are going to drop in a 440 anyway...

i have 3 old 1956 red ram air hemi heads that have been weighing down the back of my volkswagen van since the early 80s... i would love to sell them also.. i have been offered 10 bucks each so far.. i just know that if i keep shoveling thru the pile of horse waste... that there is a elephant in there somewhere..  i was going to say pony.. but this is a mopar forum.. and i would just crush a poor pony if i could even climb on... and elephant... well that might take a ladder. ;-)