Originally Posted by 02sixxer
I plan on having the 383 for about a year. I have a 440, but dont have the money to build it the way I want right now. I dont want to buy the 1 3/4" just to need 2" for the future build.
Did you make your own plate or buy a particular brand? That may be the way to go.
Mine was a Ray Barton plate, and I cut it using a friends for a pattern, so who knows if it is in the stock position. This might be why I had no steering issues. I used this plate as a pattern for the plate in the 440 Dart I did, and that one cleared everything beautifully, T-bars, steering, etc. I need to make a pattern off the plate the next time it comes out. One other thing to note, the 2" are very snug around the shifter arm on a 727. It's an excercise in patience getting a cable on and adjusted. Make secure tabs to provide plenty of air space off the headers. Changing out the cable after 3 passes because it it melted sucks. Sucks even more the second time.