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Old 12-08-2010
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The only bad news was that the block i bought with the stroker kit was machined to big, but for what i paid, and considering the block wasnt even final machined yet. I havnt lost any $$$ Yet. Im taking this block its gonna get the works, and then, install my stroker kit to this block, along with the windsor Sr heads. I have alot of work ahead of me, i will see how it goes lol... first on the list is get the GT40 Heads sold. So i can buy my valvetrain package from comp. and get the heads done. Once the heads are done, im gonna use the crap block, as a mock block with my heads, and have the truck be as ready as possible for when the Real motor is ready to bolt in. This is my plan so far. Also will be going with an auto, wich i need to find, still, then rebuild most likely. Should be interesting, as always lol..
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good idea about the mock up block. you can always sell it when the project is done anyways. what do you mean it was machined too big? like you wanted stock or lets say .30 over and this was done .60 over?
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When i picked up the block the machinist told me the block was rough bored for a 4.030'' Bore, and would be final honed for the pistons once they had arrived, which never happened. That being said, when i brought the kit and block to the machinist i chose. He measured out the bore, and they are reading around the .029-.031 over mark. And pistons are around the .026-027 mark. Wich leaves me at 3-4 thou clearance, already, and the block still needs to be honed. Hypereutectic pistons, wich i have are recommended on a tighter tolerance, then a normal forged or cast piston, and i would end up not having the ideal piston to cylinder clearance once honed. Not my ideal goal here. That being said. I had 200$ into that complete engine and trans, im gonna sell what i can to recoupe my investment from it, and then go from there. And my machinist can start with a fresh block, and the labour wont be all that much different and i will be better off in the long run. I wanna build this motor as best as possible and not cut corners... Cutting corners and engine building just does not work.


The block i have would be ideal for some some with a forged .30 over set, with longer skirt pistons, basicly a good 306 block from what i gathered, Stoker pistons have a much shorter skirts, by about 1 to 1.5''.


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Well finally got a trans selected for the project, 99 Explorer 4R70W

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jesus, isn't this running yet? lol man!
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Ahh man i wish it was, but its a money game more then anything right now, i got laid off for a month during christmas, found a new job prior to that, plus the other usualy bills, truck hasnt even been touched yet, i been buying lots of stuff, have a painless wiring kit now, the new trans, whole intake setup, etc, lots of the parts add up, i'm not rushed. Also have a quad that sucks up cash flow too lol... in time, maybe end of summer, maybe into next spring, i dont wanna rush it too much, as work isnt real secure right now, always rumors floating around!
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bummer. stuff happens i guess, eh?
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You got it, still got my Daily for now, the 97 Grad am, does the trick, it aint no truck... but i installed a hitch on er to help, lol.
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Well this was just released yesterday, i'm kinda digging it... what you guys think, 347 Stroked Ranger Raptor?

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