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.......its a 283 from a 58-62 chevy.....why on earth is this engine in the car?
Maybe it's what he had on hand at the time...or he preferred that particular SBC...hard to say; people have different reasons why they choose the powerplants they use.
does the 283 bolt right in and is the block similar to the 229?
Since 2nd gens came with a variety of engines, the subframes are drilled for nearly anything GM had to offer...from your original 6 cylinder to any SBC (like the current 283). An older engine like that may have required motor mount adapters (can't say for sure) but it obviously "bolted right in" haha