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Available Combinations for the Chevrolet 350 base are 350, 383, and 408 in the conventional 4.000 bore block. Crankshafts are either Cast Steel or 4340 Forged Steel. Crankshaft models are 1 or 2 Piece Rear Main Seal. As always Custom Combinations are no problem.
Flat Top
Flat top pistons in a 383 Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 11.1:1 (64cc head) range which makes them a good option for engines with aluminum heads and larger than stock camshafts. They also work well in heads with larger combustion chambers. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to slightly over .600 valve lift.

Villain - Cast Crank, through-bolt rods, forged pistons, designed for stock replacement and mild performance applications.

Vigilante - 4340 Forged Crank, I-Beam rods, forged pistons, designed for Street or Street and Strip performance applications.

Vindicator - 4340 Forged Crank, H-Beam rods (ARP-2000), custom forged pistons designed for serious Street or all out Strip applications.

Vanquisher - 4340 Forged Crank, H-Beam rods (ARP-2000), custom forged pistons designed for serious Street or all out Strip applications. All components are Made in the USA.
Dish Top
Dish top pistons in a 383 Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 9.0:1 (64cc head) range which makes them a good option for engines with iron heads or boosted application. They also work well in heads with larger combustion chambers. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to slightly over .600 valve lift.

Villain - Cast Crank, through-bolt rods, forged pistons, designed for stock replacement and mild performance applications.

Vigilante - 4340 Forged Crank, I-Beam rods, forged pistons, designed for Street or Street and Strip performance applications.

Vindicator - 4340 Forged Crank, H-Beam rods (ARP-2000), custom forged pistons designed for serious Street or all out Strip applications.

Vanquisher - 4340 Forged Crank, H-Beam rods (ARP-2000), custom forged pistons designed for serious Street or all out Strip applications. All components are Made in the USA.
Dome Top
Dome top pistons in a 383 Chevrolet engine will generally provide compression ratios in the 12.5:1 (64cc head) range which makes them a good option for engines with iron heads or boosted application. They also work well in heads with larger combustion chambers. Valve reliefs are configured to work with most types of standard and aluminum cylinder heads and will normally fit camshafts to slightly over .600 valve lift.

Villain - Cast Crank, through-bolt rods, forged pistons, designed for stock replacement and mild performance applications.

Vigilante - 4340 Forged Crank, I-Beam rods, forged pistons, designed for Street or Street and Strip performance applications.

Vindicator - 4340 Forged Crank, H-Beam rods (ARP-2000), custom forged pistons designed for serious Street or all out Strip applications.

Vanquisher - 4340 Forged Crank, H-Beam rods (ARP-2000), custom forged pistons designed for serious Street or all out Strip applications. All components are Made in the USA.