Brenx: I have both 351 and 302 rods. I am going to use the 302 rods for better rod geometery, increased TDC time, easier revability, etc, etc.
I will be balancing most of the engine myself to make sure everything is spot on.
Racer: I will definetly be running a solid, and I was looking at changing the oiling system, so as to not require restrictors in the bottom end, as RevHeadRon said, mainly with revised oil pump, different pressures, big sump and deburred top end/block.
Supa R00: I realize it must be balanced extremely well, but what I'm trying to find out is all the other aspects of keeping it together well.
Anyone used or looked into using or know about main cap girdles?
Std, 4MA, 4MAB?
4 bolt caps? either std or redrilled?
tunnel boring, deck heights, etc a must?
Thanks everyone. :)
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nah de stroked as in a 351 crank turned into a 330 or 320
but wound a 302 crank love to rev alot better than a 351? 3 inch stroke compared to a 3.5, and longer rods again, could maybe go longer than stock 302 rods.
Some Pro Stock drag Clevelands used to de-stroke them, but they were also revving to almost 10,000rpm.
8000rpm is really a practical limit for a road going engine, with your limit of 7500rpm being more sensible.
You will also need a decent explosion proof harmonic balancer and a steel flywheel, I would also use 4 bolt mains and have it tunnel bored.
Any of the cranks will do, some say the 4MAB's are the best, but in reality there is not much difference between them.
6" rods are mandatory.
A bulletproof oil pump drive.
The others have already mentioned most of the other stuff.
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