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CEO - The BSR Group
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Time for me to start dreaming again - have been browsing the SVO catalogue (always a dangerous move!) and have found myself thinking about stroker kits. Some of you guys are running them, and I would love to hear about your experiences and opinions on them. I'm tending towards the 330ci at the moment, but I'd love to hear what you all would do!

I'd prefer to keep as much of my current setup as possible for money reasons, and at the moment the combo is something like this :

* Dual 2.5" exhaust with Genie 1 5/8" primaries
* GT40 upper + phenolic spacer
* FMS 65mm TB
* AU2 70mm MAF
* 24lb injectors
* EL GT ecu
 

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a vile merchant
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I'd go for a 347ci, you'll have more torque and it'll either make more power or it'll make the same power at less revs. The 331 is possibly better if you want to remove the factory limiter and really rev it to the moon, but then you wouldn't be doing that with the stock block anyhow.

Do you like bonnet bulges? How about a 408ci stroker based on a 351W :p

Sounds like you better upgrade those E7 heads hey!
 

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330 for better rod angles/ oil control etc, compression.."BUT" then the TE50's engines went o/k, but they had plenty of development behind them...Another thought unless you have GOOD heads the extra capacity may not be taken advantage of...Power just doesn't come from stroking !!!
 

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347 said:
347 is the way to go


But if you want it to rev and be reliable,

"bring your money with you" !
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How true !!!!
 

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CEO - The BSR Group
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Yes I forgot to mention the heads - considering I'd be wanting to keep my Ford intake stuff, I guess I'd be restricted to either ported 40p's or perhaps if I threw myself into debt, some nice X's or Y's... but yes the standard heads would simply have to go.

What would be everyones choice in cam, if we assumed I took the cheaper alternative of ported 40p's for heads?
 

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Im no expert on cam profiles, but i reckon the E303 or Crane 2030 would be ideal for the equipment you have and heads you mentioned. Correct me fellas
 

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I like the Crane 2030 over E303[110 lob sep] as the the 2030 has wider lobe sep [112].The TFS -51402000 with 221/225 @50 .499/.510 with lob sep 112* is very streetable as well...
With ported heads TFS-51402001 with 224/232 with 557/566 valve lift and 112* lob sep...Plenty of heavy breathing lift there.. p/v clearance needs checking as in all cases...Wider lob seperation generally gives you a wider power band...
 

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What sort of prices are you looking at for a 330 ? What does it include ? I guess crank and maybe rods, but pistons etc ?
 

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It really depends on the kit you buy XR8 Lamah, but I thin they are some where in the ball park of 2K!!! And then you have fitting.
 

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347 said:
How hard do you want to rev it?
Well I'd really like a few more revs than I've got at the moment... a cutout around 6500rpm would be ideal :AAHHH:

Ok so if I was aiming for this kind of setup, it would be more of a top end cam would it not? Even with the new crank and heads, would I be worse off in the lower revs (<3500rpm) than I am now with my current setup, for torque? I'm guessing it would be a peakier delivery and probably not as punchy down low, but what are you guys thoughts?

This is the current state of things - I'm really happy with the low-mid range torque delivery, but she really badly needs some top end and more revs!
 

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100MPH Hunter
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Throw a charger at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That way you can take it to your next car. And with that currunt setup you should be able to get 250RWKW plus.

A friend of mine has an AUII XR8 (200) and with just an exhaust and charger gets 230-245 RWKW. So yours should do better, as mine did 138 rwkw, so you could work on a 100 rwkw gain.
 

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Go the 347. I havent had any problems & have done 70thou (Very Hard) K's and it still runs perfectly..
I got most of my gear through Probe Industries in the US.
321 rw/hp or 240 kw
 

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ebxr8240 said:
I like the Crane 2030 over E303[110 lob sep] as the the 2030 has wider lobe sep [112].The TFS -51402000 with 221/225 @50 .499/.510 with lob sep 112* is very streetable as well...
With ported heads TFS-51402001 with 224/232 with 557/566 valve lift and 112* lob sep...Plenty of heavy breathing lift there.. p/v clearance needs checking as in all cases...Wider lob seperation generally gives you a wider power band...
I agree. Alphabet cams are old technology with less area under the curve.

The XE274HR and Trick Flow Stage 2 are very similar. I have a XE274HR and wish i'd gone bigger.
 
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