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Old 01-30-2002, 22:29   #1 (permalink)
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Why not a stroker?

Last week I looked at purchasing a XY GT replica, after getting it checked out I decided against it due to the rust factor.

After thinking about it for a while it occured to me that all's I wanted was a bit more punch under the pedel.

I own a beautiful EL XR8 that I know well, so why not stroke the 302?

Any positives or negatives would be appreciated, also any suppliers names/recomendations too.

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Old 01-31-2002, 00:23   #2 (permalink)
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Ausie Pete will be the best one to talk to he had his done at herrod automotive. ph; 94645100 they are in melb

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SVO302 has a 347 ED XR8...

he has had it for a while, and knows a lot of the issues with it too!!
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Re: Why not a stroker?

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Originally posted by Benny ELXR8
Last week I looked at purchasing a XY GT replica, after getting it checked out I decided against it due to the rust factor.

After thinking about it for a while it occured to me that all's I wanted was a bit more punch under the pedel.

I own a beautiful EL XR8 that I know well, so why not stroke the 302?

Any positives or negatives would be appreciated, also any suppliers names/recomendations too.

Cheers Benny
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I say the 347 is the best piece of work I did to my car. But you need to include stud girdle, blueprinting/balancing, and some head work to make it worthwhile. Being an EL there are further items like MAF, TB, injectors?, etc etc. Not cheap!
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Spot on there A.P
I think some guys do it cheap and just assemble and NOT ballance which is "allways" heading for trouble. Different if using std Ford stuff, they are closly ballanced?? But different parts from different co's means different weights.Pays to ballance on std H.P mill anyway!!
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Old 02-03-2002, 21:16   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys.
I'm not going to say the cost does'nt worry be, but there's no way I'm going to get half the job done.

AP? You must have a rough estimate on what it might cost? I was looking a spending 6k on the GT replica, how safe am I with that money to spend?

I have a friend down here on the coast how is a huge Ford fan, and luckly is a mechanic, (my new best friend) hahaha. so labour costs might be slightly less than expected.

My mate has just brought a VH commadore, some Peter Brock grp something a rather, sounds nice and goes well. I'm keen on putting him to sleep.
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AP? You must have a rough estimate on what it might cost? I was looking a spending 6k on the GT replica, how safe am I with that money to spend?

I think he's too scared to add it up!!:oo1:
I think you'll need a few g more than that to do similar to what AP has done.
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I have no real dramas with the kit I bought, just afew dramas with the Engine builder really.
Lets say it was DEFINATELY worthwhile & dont regret a thing, powerwise I love it & it doesnt really suck that much more juice than you would think.
I went for an Edelbrock 5.0L upper/lower manifold, 24lb inj,80mm maf K&N Filtercharger & realtime tuned chiptorque module.
The bottom end was fully blueprinted & balanced, 4 bolt splayed caps & probe stud girdle, Scat crank nitrided & balanced,crower rods,probe racing pistons & childs&alberts rings & to top it off a high Energy 7.0L sump & billet underdrive crank pulley. The heads I chose Trickflow's Twisted wedge series stg3 ported/polished by hiflow induction techniques
The only downside............. In need of a stronger box/diff & thinking about a Tremec TKO & a 9inch when $$ alows lol
Ive had a fair few "SCARY" experiences since this had been done & believe me Im not as much a revhead as i once was...
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