Originally Posted by silver fox
hi has anybody used the stroker kits for the clevo on ebay for $850 dollars from atracing any comments
I,m using one of their cranks in a 383 and so far it looks like its a goer. Balancing was not a chore and everything has checked out o.k. As far as the pistons and rods are concerned I could not tell you. I would certainly like to see that piston in the flesh to verify it is cleveland specific and not a chev piston with clev valve notch machined in(that,s my bet).
Someone must have made a balls up somewhere though cause if you do the math you really need a 1.325 pin height piston with a six inch rod not 1.425 as stated.
my advice is do your homework first before buying anything even if it comes as a supposed 'kit'. Some guys on the forum i know have been sold kits which require a lot more work as far as machining goes because some part of the kit is wrong .ie Pistons with ford pin size and chev rods=xtra machining and a new set of pins= dollars.
Have a look at the 'sticky' which has been created specifically by those who have been there already with proven combo,s that fit together and what it,ll cost. I think mine is up there already but i have chosen bits from several manufacturers which worked out a treat and has so far cost around 3k for the complete short. Keep in mind That i already had some pieces but realistically could be reproduced for under 4k if you do the assy yourself.Thats doing everything properly as well including decking,honing with a torque plate,balancing and line honing the mains for proper bearing crush.