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Steve

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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2009, 10:32:48 AM »

I can get the cylinders done, new pistons and a slight touch up on the crank for $700.  So it's going to be .030 over.  For 1700, I can get a balanced 408 stroker kit balanced.  Since I have to do the pistons anyway. . . .  I have to see what will happen with the computer now.
 
Not sure what the MPG will be like on that.  I have to call Hughes and have a Pow Wow.
 
Hey Stan. . .Now we know why you blew up the other engine.  
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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2009, 01:55:51 PM »

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You think it's easy????
Any moron can build an engine that will last forever.
It takes a special kind of builder to make one run "pushing the envelope".
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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2009, 03:59:02 PM »

Funny you said that
 
Thinking of going to a 408 now.  Since I have to drop the dime on 30 over, I may as well go all the way.   Need to work on some engineering though. 
 
http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/products.php?browse=category&level0=U21hbGwgQmxvY2sgTWFnbnVtICgzLjkvNS4yLzUuOSk=&level1=U3Ryb2tlciBLaXRz&partid=25287
 
 
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2009, 05:39:18 PM »


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Funny you said that
 
Thinking of going to a 408 now.  Since I have to drop the dime on 30 over, I may as well go all the way.   Need to work on some engineering though. 
 
http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/products.php?browse=category&level0=U21hbGwgQmxvY2sgTWFnbnVtICgzLjkvNS4yLzUuOSk=&level1=U3Ryb2tlciBLaXRz&partid=25287
 

That sounds like a great idea, and you still keep the lower end grunt to get that barge off the line, and have good top end power
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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2009, 05:48:51 PM »

Yeah. . But I am waivering. .  .Cost
 
BTW, I am going to be in Breezewood Saturday early afternoon.  Coming from Ohio.  How far are you from I 70?
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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2009, 07:35:37 PM »

Even if you got the stroker kit,you still have to have the expence of getting the block bored and honed (another $150 approx.) And then when you add on 50 more cubes the stock camshaft will be a little more ineffective,so you have to go at least a step up or above on that (another $2-300) and then the stock magnum heads will only take so much lift (around.510) i do believe without special retainers and springs. So much to consider. I would bore the block .10 to.30 over with the stock crank and rods and go to a hyper piston such as this http://www.summitracing.com/parts/UEM-KB362-030/ I think you will have around 365 cubes with the .030 over,so nothing wrong with that. If i was going to drop $1,700,..it wouldn't be to just get 50 more cubes with. I would rather spend the money on a set of eddy heads. Here's some good info on the magnum heads,expaining the limits of thevalvesprings and seals hitting the retainers http://www.bigblockranger.com/Magnum.html

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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2009, 04:23:53 AM »

I must have been drunk Glen. .
 
I am not going to stroke this thing!  It defeats the purpose.
 
I will continue to look into increasing the efficiency and reducing friction.  Looking at these puppies.  http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/products.php?browse=category&level0=RXhjbHVzaXZlIEh1Z2hlcyBFbmdpbmVzIEl0ZW1z&partid=25628
 
I was thinking they will eliminate the flex and increase the lift slightly.  Plus with the rollers, reduce some friction slightly.  2 birds with one stone.  This $475 makes more sense, but I am still investigating
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