|Posted by Ethan Marvick on May 17, 2010 at 7:40 PM|
We picked up the block from the machine shop Saturday morning, he wanted us to do any grinding on the block we wanted too, we added a little relief on the block where the crank comes close, due to the stroker crank and we ground off all the flashings in the oil returns in the lifter valley.
I couldn’t resist the chance to mock-up the motor just to see what it was going to look like. Take a look at the pictures in the Photot Gallery, LOOOOKING GOOOOD. Just to walk you around the motor, it’s a 350 4 bolt main 80-85 block, bored 30 over, Scat 383 stroker crank kit, ProComp 5.7 inch rods clearance for the stroker, Probe forged pistons, ProComp Aluminum Heads, Procomp Air gap dual plane intake manifold, Cat Power gear drive timing gears, Don’t have the specs on the cam in front of me but it’s a flat tappet cam with over a half inch lift. We are using an electric water pump because we want to be able to bring the car in and keep the fan and water pump going in order to cool off the engine between rounds with 2 drivers. We also bought a Nascar front engine mount, and a low alternator mount, that along with the fabricated valve covers – she is looking very nasty.