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stinger
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posted 03-09-2003 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, lets get started. I will tell u what I have and hopefully u fellows will tell me where I need too go next. I have a complete running 351w out of a mid 70's gran torino with only 44,000 miles on it. I recently bought a 393 stroker crank, a edelbrock manifold and I have a street advenger carb. I havent bought heads yet because I am waiting for the right deal too come along. How am I doing so far? What else do I need and what else should I do? Now do I need anything else internally too install this crank? I wont do it myself, someone prof. will do it? Will this crank work or did I screw up?

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Mpcoluv
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posted 03-09-2003 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by stinger:
ok, lets get started. I will tell u what I have and hopefully u fellows will tell me where I need too go next. I have a complete running 351w out of a mid 70's gran torino with only 44,000 miles on it. I recently bought a 393 stroker crank, a edelbrock manifold and I have a street advenger carb. I havent bought heads yet because I am waiting for the right deal too come along. How am I doing so far? What else do I need and what else should I do? Now do I need anything else internally too install this crank? I wont do it myself, someone prof. will do it? Will this crank work or did I screw up?

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I would just get good ARP rods bolts installed in the stock rods. Buy pistons with the dish or dome that will provide you with the compression ration you want.
Take everything to the machine shop and have them balance the rotating assembly, and bore/hone the block for the proper piston glearences, and have them check the rod and main bearing clearences.
Really just normal stuff.
BTW which brand of stroker crank did you get?

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steve'66
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posted 03-09-2003 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 393 stroker uses 351w rods and 5.0 pistons, if I remember right. Get forged pistons and let the machine shop go to work.

SteveW

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Mpcoluv
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Originally posted by steve'66:
A 393 stroker uses 351w rods and 5.0 pistons, if I remember right. Get forged pistons and let the machine shop go to work.

SteveW


I have heard that "Some" 302 pistons will hit the counterweights on the stroker crank.
Don't know which ones though.
I know Ford used the Speed Pro pistons with the coated skirts in the Crate motors. That might be a good starting point.

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