posted April 15, 2004 07:50 PM
Anyone have a used but good/rebuildable stroker short block available? Looking for ultimately one over 2500cc of course, and long rods preferred, too. We've got a customer in need.
posted April 15, 2004 09:45 PM
I have somewhere an offset ground 2.5 crank for 2" journal chevy rod. Has just stock 5.7 style rods (there floaters). I turn all my rod journals to .040 under. (I know you think I'm crazy). I loaned it out and he put junk carb on it and melted the pistons. This is a good running outfit. Those stock Chevy 5.7 rods are good. This engine has ran 9000 many nights (I guarantee my tach isn't junk either). (Honestly, best set up for durability I've ever had) Had it on the dyno one time about 5 or so year ago and had 190 horsepower. It ran all season no problems. Then I loaned it out and well. Works good on standard 5.7 rod 2.5 crank. Piston sticks out of the deck .025. That scares alot of people but I've run many like that. Mains and rods looked good after disassembly. If its a circle track car on 1/4 3/8 I wouldn't fool with anything bigger. I have 3.0 setup (tallblock) and it just won't pull off corner like a good 2.5. Mean from flagman stand down though. You can't hook the big stuff up on 8" tires. I've never run it with 10's. Half throttle or less off the corners. 300+ on dyno though. Won't sell it, but I would work out something on the 2.5.
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posted April 16, 2004 11:15 AM
Sent you a PM. email me at: email@example.com with answers. I'm interested. Thanks.