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ZEATER
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From: Mount Pleasant,IA,USA
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posted 03-20-2003 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZEATER   Click Here to Email ZEATER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a new stroker kit for the FE 428 using a 4.125 scat crank. This makes a 448 @ .030 over.

The cost is about 1800.00 for crank, rods and pistons. I have not had any experience on stroked engines as to what a gain the 20 cubes would get you. Gain per dollars makes this look possible unless the gain is negligable.

Anyone who has experience with stroked engines who could give some insight would be helpfull for my decision.

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
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posted 03-20-2003 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had read once long ago that all things being equal, a stroker motor will make 1 ft lb of torque more per cubic inch than the standard stroke motor. That figure goes up if the cam/heads/induction are up to the task of the bigger inches.

I have no real experiance either, just what I read, many many moons ago.

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
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posted 03-20-2003 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Having spent some time on racingjunk.com for something to do mostly, I've seen many BBC assemblies like you describe for about that money.

Speaking from what my Chevy friends tell me, maybe a Scat isn't the best choice. Problem is, I suspect, that your choices are somewhat limited. My bowtie pals seem to like Eagle cranks for the value and of course Cola and Callies when cost isn't an issue.

One guy I know from Rock Island operates a chassis shop and runs a blown top dragster. How bout a 200 MPH bracket car?

He breaks lots of parts but hasn't broken an Eagle crank....yet

I might think that Crower might have an FE crank offering, but it will be more than $1800 for an assembly.

I would shop a little on racingjunk.com. If you can stay awake perusing all the pages, there's no decent search tool, you might run into something. There's a ton of stuff on there.

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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
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posted 03-20-2003 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.racingjunk.com/viewclassifiedad.jsp?id=57101

Here's a complete 428 in Nebraska. You could make that run from Ft. Madison fairly easily to check it out. Might be something to start from.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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