Looks like the same mold the use for the Ht383 with forged crank. Perhaps a cam change and the stroke is the standard 3.75 vs 3.80. For that price, the HT383e is about the same once you take into account the add ons.
I called a local builder yesterday and he can put together a 383 for me using my block and heads as the foundation. Cast crank, hyper pistons, choice of cam. My block, heads, rods (Arp bolts). He rattled of a bunch of particulars and has done several in the past. Part of his warranty process is to assemble from disty, intake to pan and balancer, water pump, etcetera. Timed and full of oil.
Total price is around $2700.
Place is Billsspeedshop in Fuquay Varina, NC.
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