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Old November 17th, 2020, 10:44
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

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It should be at 10.5 to 1 -
Why did you decide to go with this high of a comp ratio, for your elevation isnt that fairly high that close to sea level?
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Old November 17th, 2020, 11:41
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

A little more progress on the stroker build. - I finally got the freeze plugs, cam in and timing set on yesterday.

The Melling freeze plugs that I bought were a pain in the ass to try to get in. I was lucky enough to have a local machine shop close by and got another set that actually fit!



We then installed the cam and timing chain. I went with a Lunati Vodoo cam. We degreed the cam and got everything dialed in.





Since I have a 2000 block I purchased a earlier block version spring bolt, I realized I have the bolt but didn't have the cam washer... doh.. That is the next thing I need to find so I can move forward with the build.
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Old November 17th, 2020, 12:13
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

Any details you can share about the Melling freeze plugs to help the rest of us avoid that problem in the future?
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Old November 17th, 2020, 13:01
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Since I have a 2000 block I purchased a earlier block version spring bolt, I realized I have the bolt but didn't have the cam washer... doh.. That is the next thing I need to find so I can move forward with the build.
Ask Russ, I sent him a few that I had sourced that fit perfectly.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 00:58
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

Progress continues on the build. I got some more done after work today - oil pan temporarily installed, lifters in and the head installed





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Old November 18th, 2020, 06:12
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

I see you used ARP head bolts, why didn't you do that for the mains? Since it's a aluminum head you better stud those rocker bosses.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 09:50
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Since it's a aluminum head you better stud those rocker bosses.
Uh, it's an aftermarket Edelbrock aluminum head that was designed with larger reinforced rocker bosses from the start.

I am really interested to see how the build turns out as this is exactly how I was planning to build my stroker.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 09:58
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

It's about "turning" a steel bolt while pulling torque on aluminum threads. That's a "no-no", with a steel stud that is loctited in your not applying that force!
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Old November 18th, 2020, 10:48
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I see you used ARP head bolts, why didn't you do that for the mains? Since it's a aluminum head you better stud those rocker bosses.
. When it comes to the mains, I just used what Russ provided me for them. When it comes to the heads, I am using ARP studs for the rockers, ARP-200-2403. with my HS rockers. I am not sure what you mean about the rocker bosses.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 10:53
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. When it comes to the mains, I just used what Russ provided me for them. When it comes to the heads, I am using ARP studs for the rockers, ARP-200-2403. with my HS rockers. I am not sure what you mean about the rocker bosses.
It was in response to Wazzu's comment that Edelbrock re-inforces their rocker boss'es but that wasn't the point, glad you decided on the studs. I would do the valve cover also and for the same reason!
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It was in response to Wazzu's comment that Edelbrock re-inforces their rocker boss'es but that wasn't the point
I know what your point was. My point is that if you don't think Edelbrock engineers thought of this, or you have first hand experience/knowledge of their heads failing by pulling out rocker boss threads, then you should be calling Edelbrock and sharing that information.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 13:40
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I know what your point was. My point is that if you don't think Edelbrock engineers thought of this, or you have first hand experience/knowledge of their heads failing by pulling out rocker boss threads, then you should be calling Edelbrock and sharing that information.
They already know!
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Old November 18th, 2020, 13:49
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Re: Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

About the mains. I do have ARP for the head and I do have them for the mains. I did reuse the stock ones. I am wondering what the difference is between stock with the cradle and the ARPs without the cradle.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 19:36
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Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

Wait wait stop now. Do not put that head on. Your valve cover bolt threads will pull out. Then itl cause a leak down the side of the head. The temperature variation across the leak will be enough to warp the head causing a blown head gasket.
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Old November 18th, 2020, 19:51
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Started my 4.7 Stroker build today.

Sorry for the dumb question... If it's to remedial just ignore it please.
What is the reason for the aluminum head? Cooler intake valve temps or something? Does it show higher compression without pinging?
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