This video is mostly just for fun. This is a 283 out of a ’57 Chevy, and I think it would make a great little motor for a roadster. We’ll build it with an old-school vibe, and maybe even keep the rams-horn exhaust manifolds. But first I needed to tear it down. The car had been sitting in a field for nearly 20 years, so I knew it would be in rough shape, but the squirrel’s nest in the lifter valley was a bit of a surprise–don’t blink or you’ll miss it. If you are interested in 283s in general, make sure to check out the “Take A Closer Look” link below the video for some interesting notes about this engine.