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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-20-05, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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378 stroker

anybody built a 378 clevo recently?


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anybody built a 378 clevo recently?
STROKEXD has a 378 and Brenx just build a 393.

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anybody built a 378 clevo recently?
JUST DID ONE 2 MONTHS AGO. 378 5.7" RODS FORGED PISTONS WITH 3.7" OFFSET CRANK.
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Same combo here. It's nice because ACL make a ready made piston to suit the Chev rods. Not an all out high HP combo, but it works well for me - 12.9 quarters on street tyres and street gearing.

Hidden traps? There is more machining work needed on the crank than most people will tell you. If you want it balanced up nice expect about $1k for the work.

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Re: 378 stroker

I'm pretty sure it's not that dear anymore strokexd. I was quoted $400 to sort a 351 crank to 378/383 and $400 to balance which is pretty much a standard balance price.

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I'm pretty sure it's not that dear anymore strokexd. I was quoted $400 to sort a 351 crank to 378/383 and $400 to balance which is pretty much a standard balance price.
The hidden cost comes with matching the rods, if you widden the journal to suit chev bigend width its expensive, however if you keep cleveland width you have to narrow the chev rods and bearings to suit which is a hidden cost.

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Yeah my guy is pretty fair, but he was a bit suprised at the effort needed for matching rods, balancing plus heavy metal costs.

Either way my overall advice is it turns out more expensive these days than what is warranted when you can buy a ready made stroker crank. If I would do it again I would go aftermarket.

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I just finished putting together a 408 stroker cleveland
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I just finished putting together a 408 stroker cleveland
would you consider offering more information ?
Ive built big windsors in an alloy block but never a clevo near that size .
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Re: 378 stroker

it shows me some 408 kits need block mods and some don't.

My mates that just went together needed nothing more the an oil restrictor kit. not notching at all.
This appears to be a different ballpark bottom end!
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