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Old 03-22-2002, 00:32   #1 (permalink)
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Strokers beware MM & FF!!

Hmmm feature in Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords on strokers
say 347 not good for street engines...Say piston/ring troubles after 10.000 miles....Burn oil...Rings too close to top piston and weak'ns tension...Hmmmm??? Hope that depends on parts quality of the whole kit...
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maybe for the the yank ones, but the 347 in the T3's uses all australian bits...
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maybe for the the yank ones, but the 347 in the T3's uses all australian bits...
Ohh yes and how many years have they been built here????
The statements are from people that build 347's. They try to talk people into the 330 stroker for long endurance street use...

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Having only done 8,00 km or so I will have to wait to find out given that the Herrod 5.7 stroker uses mostly US parts - will keep u posted.
Certainly doesn't use a drop yet.
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Ohh yes and how many years have they been built here????
The statements are from people that build 347's. They try to talk people into the 330 stroker for long endurance street use...

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Thats ok.
I was just pointing out that since the Mag is american, I guess they would be talking about american built 347's.
I know we get the US blocks, but they are the 5.0, the 347 is built by tickford will all australian designed and manufactured parts.

For the record I hope this isnt the case, that these engines will die after 10,000km. I really doubt it will happen though. We aussies build stuff good .
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The 331 is said to be better for street use,and can be done by a change of crank rods and pistons without the need to machine the block,as with the 347.
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Don't forget that tickford tested off the shelf yank stroker kits but rejected them because quality was crap
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Tickford tested maybe 1 or 2 kits. Doesn't mean our US buddies cant build good parts. Quite the opposite in fact.

I'm sure the cost of importing really good parts from the US and Australian pride played a large part in the parts used in the local strokers.
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[QUOTE] I'm sure the cost of importing really good parts from the US and Australian pride played a large part in the parts used in the local strokers.

Absolutely the case - I'm sure Rob Herrod knows his stuff and he chose the US sourced parts - it's clear from the pricing structure of the Series 3's what the priority was !!
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Just to clarify:
I am guessing, however I believe Tickford would have gone for testing the cheaper US kits which comprise cast pistons, I-beam rods, and iron cranks. These are perfectly good for a production engine as issues like warm-up etc are reduced.

My engine is typical of those built by Herrods. It uses a steel crank, H-beam rods, and hypereutectic pistons. Now this is good stuff, however you wouldn't put this in the hands of mum or dad know-nothing. These engines need a warm up before being revved due to piston slap etc. I warm mine up for a few minutes at idle before driving gently until temp guage comes up - light throttle and less than 2500 revs.

After warm up, I challenge anyone to take a ride in my car and tell me 347s don't rev!
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