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Holstein686R
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posted January 04, 2004 08:37 PM
it would be cheaper in the long run to buy the right crank and rods that you need.
been there, done that


Raz_900
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posted January 05, 2004 08:10 AM
Ya, the amount of machine work needed on the rods and crank offsets the cost of new rods.


M1
Member
posted January 06, 2004 08:03 AM
I remember the 351w, with cleveland crank, dodge 360 rods, and chevy 350 pistons to make 420 or so.......


Raz_900
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posted January 06, 2004 11:30 AM
quote:
Originally posted by M1:
I remember the 351w, with cleveland crank, dodge 360 rods, and chevy 350 pistons to make 420 or so.......

It was a 400 crank, the cleveland crank's mains are too small and it's still a 3.5" stroke. The 400 crank is a 4". Although, that setup cost over $500 in machine work (and finding a 400 crank isn't all that easy anymore) to the crank and rods to make a 416.

The trick with a 351W is to use the stock rods, standard issue 302 pistons and a stroker crank to make a 392.

The 302 options are using a cleveland crank cut down to 302 main size and 3.4" stroke (now there's cheap, $200, 'cast steel' 3.4" cranks too) with custom rods and pistons to make a 347. That's a decent chunk a $$$ in rods and pistons.

I think there's a few that have done it with stock rods, but a 3.4" stroke with a 5.09" rod is a pathetic 1.5 rod ratio. There's other kits for a 331 (with a 3.25" stroke) but they're generally even more $$$ than the 347 because it's not as common.


351c rules
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posted January 06, 2004 12:06 PM
just call eagle or scat they have cast stuff cheap. it's not worth screw with stock stuff anymore to stroke motors


351c rules
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posted January 06, 2004 12:08 PM
just call eagle or scat they have cast stuff cheap. it's not worth screw with stock stuff anymore to stroke motors