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Old March 2nd, 2019, 19:15
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

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what are you using to prime the motor once it's all together?

The same thing I have used for the last three.

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Old March 2nd, 2019, 19:21
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So...what the running total on this stroker build?


More than I budgeted. Less than you'd think. We re-used a lot of parts from 4643 and Russ gives me the buddy deal on a lot of stuff. Out of pocket I'll be an average stroker build in cash. If you subtract the head and the gratuitous bling stuff, under $1500.

Part of that though is my accepting the risk that this could be way too much compression and the whole thing has to come apart to be redone. Russ would probably feel pretty bad if that had to happen, but not at all on the same level as he would if it were a customer engine.
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Old March 2nd, 2019, 19:25
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Just looked up the price of that oil pan...

****in OUCH!

Thankfully Russ is a Moroso dealer, so the hit wasn't as bad as you think.

Which is good because I needed that savings to buy a fancy red valve cover from Crown and 3 stud kits so I can stud both the pan and valve cover. Because gratuitous.
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

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The same thing I have used for the last three.

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perfect, thanks. I have a buddy doing a rebuild and he was asking around and I hadn't thought of it before.
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

is this thing done yet?
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Old March 4th, 2019, 11:13
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Thankfully Russ is a Moroso dealer, so the hit wasn't as bad as you think.

Which is good because I needed that savings to buy a fancy red valve cover from Crown and 3 stud kits so I can stud both the pan and valve cover. Because gratuitous.
How's the up travel clearance with that pan? Assuming this isn't the first time you have used it.
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Old March 4th, 2019, 11:14
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

They claim no change in clearance.

This is in fact the first time I have used it, so we'll have to see.
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

have you considered running crank scraper/ windage tray?

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We've discussed it but we don't turn enough RPMs that Russ thinks it's worthwhile
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

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Just looked up the price of that oil pan...

****in OUCH!
I looked up that head he put on there and its an "OUCH" too..
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More than I budgeted. Less than you'd think. We re-used a lot of parts from 4643 and Russ gives me the buddy deal on a lot of stuff. Out of pocket I'll be an average stroker build in cash. If you subtract the head and the gratuitous bling stuff, under $1500.
Have you or others you know had problems with the stock oil pan causing engine issues?
Just wondering if the new pan is there to prevent existing problems or it just looks good...or both.
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Old March 5th, 2019, 10:47
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

I can't say that we *havent* had problems, but I also can't say that we *have*.

The road race cars have had problems with starving for oil on long hard corners, and solved it with an accumulator - but that presents some of its own problems (overfilling the oil pan when you're at lower RPM's with less oil pressure).

In this case, the oil pan is probably gratuitous. So are the ARP oil pan and valve cover studs that you haven't seen yet.
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

is this thing done yet?
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

tomorrow maybe, or friday. we just need to drop lifters in it, drop the head on and setup the rockers, bolt some tin together.

its just a matter of both Russ and I having free time at the same time.
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Great build Cal! I have been lurking, following your build for awhile. I finally contacted Russ last week and got in line !
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