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Old January 6th, 2019, 22:09
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

It's so pretty.



But we're going to talk about it at a later date. The cam for this motor is not back from being nitrided and Russ happens to be out of valve guide seals for the Edelbrock head, which are not the same as the standard 4.0.


So that's as far as we got. For those of you keeping score, that was ~11-13 hours of build time (2 days), and we started with all machined parts. Russ is super meticulous about assembly, which is why his lead time is so long.

But if you happen to be waiting for a motor, it's probably right here, in a mountain of machined blocks awaiting assembly.



And here's a retirement funds worth of cylinder heads. All ported and polished, and waiting for you to buy them.

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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

GREAT thread so far!! Awesome to follow-along w/this one.
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Old January 7th, 2019, 06:10
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Yep. Great thread to follow.
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sweet. What displacement?
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Re: Gratuitous Lack Of Moderation - A little stroker build

Something interesting I see here. I know there is a good reason for doing it but I just so not know the reason.

There is a diagonal grove across the camshaft bearings, Why is that?

I have rebuilt dozens of engines as a marine mechanic,... Fords, Chryslers and mostly GM's and I never seen that.

It is good to see Russ is almost as meticulous as I used to be when rebuilding an automotive 350 block to change it from 260 +/- HP to 500 + hp to do amateur boat race.

Post up some dyno numbers. Reading this sends shivers down my spine with anticipation and excitement. Beautiful job!!
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Makes me want to build a stroker for sure awesome pictures and info !
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It is good to see Russ is almost as meticulous as I used to be when rebuilding an automotive 350 block to change it from 260 +/- HP to 500 + hp to do amateur boat race.

You may not know this about Russ but 1500+ horsepower Chevy is his bread and butter. Strokers were a hobby that has become profit after the LS changed the hot rod scene.

As far as that bearing goes, it's just that one, and all 4.0's are apparently that way. Dunno why, but I asked about it too.
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sweet. What displacement?

Loosley 4.7, 11.35:1 compression.


If you want exact numbers you need to wait until we're done measuring.
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keep it coming. Should be a great engine!
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You may not know this about Russ but 1500+ horsepower Chevy is his bread and butter. Strokers were a hobby that has become profit after the LS changed the hot rod scene.

As far as that bearing goes, it's just that one, and all 4.0's are apparently that way. Dunno why, but I asked about it too.
That is what makes him a pro. I am just a novice who have a few dozen rebuilds mostly to original specs. Looking at a pro doing meticulous work remind me of my past.
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Loosley 4.7, 11.35:1 compression.


If you want exact numbers you need to wait until we're done measuring.
close enough for me. got a target HP in mind?
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close enough for me. got a target HP in mind?
Enough to break a D35 doing a burnout on gravel?

Oh wait, you only need like 10hp for that.
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Enough to break a D35 doing a burnout on gravel?

Oh wait, you only need like 10hp for that.
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close enough for me. got a target HP in mind?

all of it.
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