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Author Topic:   stroker?????
gotmilk
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted September 10, 2002 08:47 PM
I have heard that chevy rods and pistons will
bolt right up to a 2.3 fora stroker kit.Is
there any truth behind it?

shadoza
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted September 11, 2002 01:00 AM
yes and no

If you wanna stick chevy V6 rods on a 2.3 you gotta do some machine work on the crank. I dont know about the pistons. If you want to do it right try (here I am saying it again) www.racerwlash.com and it tells you all kinds of stuff about the concept for that. personally i would spend the extra money and get the longer rod and shorter pistons made for the application than using the chevy parts, you are gonna have to pay for the machine work if you use the chevy rods. might as well get the longer ones for the 2.3 and spend the smae money

AJ GARBE70
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 200
posted September 18, 2002 07:06 AM
WHO WANTS THE NAME OF CHEVEY CRAP IN A FORD GO TO WWW.RACEENG.COM GET A FORCE 5 2500 CRANK 5.7 MANLEY RODS SHORT CP PISTONS AND ALL THE OTHER POWER PARTS AND GO GET EM ITS THE EASIEST WAY BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET THE SMALL JOURNAL BLOCK SO THAT CRANK WILL GO RIGHT IN BECAUSE I WENT THE HEADACH WAY LARGE JOURNAL BLOCK WITH SMALL JOURNAL CRANK I HAD TO SPEND AN EXTRA 129 BUCKS FOR THE SPACERS TO GO IN THE THE CRANK BERRINGS GO ON TOP OF THEM

MINI2.3DIRTRACER
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted September 18, 2002 12:23 PM
GOT MILK
I TO I'M UPGRADING THIS WINTER, I HAVE A CRACKED BLOCK SO I'M DEBATEING ON GETTING A NEW BLK AND BULDING MY OWN ENGINE OR JUST BUYING A ENGINE READY TO DROP. I'VE BEEN TO http://www.racerwlash.com/ AND http://www.raceeng.com/
RACEWLASH IS THE WAY TO GO FOR YOUR BUCK (UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPEND ALOT MORE NOT TO HAVE CHEVY PARTS. EXAMPLE
R.WALSH-- 2300 W/ 5.7 CHEVY RODS $1290
RACE ENG-- 2300 W/ 5.7 RODS $1929 OR
2300 W/ 5.975 RODS $1999
BOTTOM LINE (IN MY POINT OF VIEW) R. WALSH IS THE WAY TO GO, THEY ALSO OFFER OTHER PARTS AND ADVIVE ON THE 2300--CHECK IT OUT.

SKULLHULL
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted September 18, 2002 12:51 PM
just my opinion but if you want power dont change bottem end ,when you start changing the stroke and bore you weaken the bottem of your moter , power comes from airflow, spend the money on your head , intake , carb, and exhaust. this is were 80% of power is made / or lost. also get light flywheel and clutch, it will give you abou 4% more hp. anyway my opinion, fresh bottem end cam head work and carb is were the power is, rember if you want to run for points be constant , fast but not constant or broke every other week wont get you up in points, also setup is the way you get fast, not all power.
good luck

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shadoza
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted September 18, 2002 03:25 PM
Also...

It isn't gonna stroke your engine. What the longer rod does is lessen the weight of the piston and keep up top longer. Making you reach maximum RPM faster. See those little cars that will rev up and drop really fast and you wonder how. Thats it. As for the stroker kit. I dont know about Chevy Rods matching up for a stroker crank. I assume you already have one by your post. But seriously, if you wanna do it right get the part made for the application. In order for the Chevy rod to fit they have to grind off some of your crank due to the wider chevy rod, then you gotta get special bearings, plus the shorter pistons (shorter pistons either way you go if you want a longer rod) but a longer rod will definately help you out as far as jumping off the corners and getting to top speed. I am gonna be the fastest car out there next year for under 3 grand including new trailer. (i hope the fastest at least) Compared to the 6,000 plus parts lists I have seen on some buddies cars of all "esslinger" parts. I guess esslinger is like the cadillac for 2300 engines. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR RACING EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE

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