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Old 02-13-2005, 06:06   #1 (permalink)
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FORD 351C TO 393C 3.850" 6.000" FLAT TOP 4340 STEEL $2750

Forged pistons,H beam Rods And Scat Crank.
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Quite a bargain, seen them go for more than that. Is that new? What brand rods and pistons?
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Old 02-13-2005, 14:25   #3 (permalink)
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SRP pistons and scat rods.
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Old 02-13-2005, 16:42   #4 (permalink)
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Yes it's cheap. Normally just the rotating assembly is around $3500. If my damn trans hadn't gone. I'd be doing a stroker this yet. If that setup was any good I'd get the $ for it without hesitation.

The only question I'd ask is "Is it internally balanced?" As I would only use an internally balanced kit.

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FORD 351C TO 393C 3.850" 6.000" FLAT TOP 4340 STEEL $2750

Forged pistons,H beam Rods And Scat Crank.
A very reputable engine machining service in melb said they have great difficulty working with these kits to get the machining accurate and balance correct, has anyone else had similar issues?
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I've heard the same but too many people run them. So I don't take it as 100% correct info.

Eagle cranks etc seem to be the kits of choice at the moment.

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that combo will give you a rod ratio of 1.55 not good if you high revving motor
better for torquey low revver what heads wiere you thinking of running?
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Considering its not hard to spend $1100 on a set of JE/SRP's, it seems like quite a good deal. BUT, as someane has mentioned, its not hard to blow $1,000 plus on balancing a poorly matched or designed stroker kit.

And SCAT is known for having a superior reputation to Eagle. And just for the record, i run an Eagle rotating assemby......
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I've heard the same but too many people run them. So I don't take it as 100% correct info.

Eagle cranks etc seem to be the kits of choice at the moment.

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do people install these kits without having them checked first??

My engine machinest says they need plenty of work first before you'd install them.
He's not saying they're faulty or won't work, but more so that the manufactured tollerances are inconsistant and require re machining in most cases before balancing/instalation which needs to be factored into the cost.
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Considering its not hard to spend $1100 on a set of JE/SRP's, it seems like quite a good deal. BUT, as someane has mentioned, its not hard to blow $1,000 plus on balancing a poorly matched or designed stroker kit.

And SCAT is known for having a superior reputation to Eagle. And just for the record, i run an Eagle rotating assemby......

hey racer what combo r u running mate?
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