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Old 10-04-2007, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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352 stroker?

What can I do
To my 352?
Need 50 more horse
But I'm a cheap SOB too.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

N O S
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

get a 390 rotating assy, or go for the gusto and find a 428 crank and rods, think that'd make it a 406 but not sure, thats teh easiest way to do it, 352's had some decent heads on em back when too
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Performance Cam, 750 Carb, Aluminum 4v Intake and Headers / Exhaust + good Tuning Skills, will get you at least 50hp over a stock 352.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

Agree completely with dfree for the 50 hp

next step up is .050 over with a 390 rotating assembly, then you'd have a 390

but if you are intent on big motor stroking, its about 2500 bucks for a good kit, and you''ll have to bore to 4.05 to get a decent price on pistons

Then it would be a 444 cid motor with a 4.25 crank.
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

I have had a question about nitrous systems, this might be the moment to get it answered. Can you drive around the hood for months with the bottle open just waiting for the opprtunity to use it, and when you finally went WOT the gas would be there for you? I ask because I heard all the systems leaked and if you needed a shot you have to go out to the trunk and open the bottle and then close it when you're done. <bummer>
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Open the bottle when you leave, and close it when your back home.
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Rats. You would have thought NOS could have figured out some way to stop the leakage by now, I mean, if we can send a man to the moon...

yes, dfree, I was trying to get away with keeping the engine in the car. Will reworking or replacing the heads alone get me close? It is stock now, with compression of 9.3.
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The heads you have now are decent, they arent the first thing you need to do. All 352's had a good early head design, anything you changed that would add compression would be a less efficient head.

A good set of headers and dual exhaust, a recurved distributor, and a good intake and carb (in that order) should get you noticeable power

I would also add, if you do that and a shift kit in the tranny it will feel much stronger, add a set of gears it would even feel quick compared to now
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The heads you have now are decent, they arent the first thing you need to do. All 352's had a good early head design, anything you changed that would add compression would be a less efficient head.

A good set of headers and dual exhaust, a recurved distributor, and a good intake and carb (in that order) should get you noticeable power

I would also add, if you do that and a shift kit in the tranny it will feel much stronger, add a set of gears it would even feel quick compared to now
i agree. just going from a 3.00 gear to a 3.50 gear in my 1800 (low) stall tci shift kitted C6 made my car chirp the tires on the 1-2 shift even with 3 friends in the heavy car. but i went back to the 3.00s for better highway cruising.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

Thanks, guys.
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I have had a question about nitrous systems, this might be the moment to get it answered. Can you drive around the hood for months with the bottle open just waiting for the opprtunity to use it, and when you finally went WOT the gas would be there for you? I ask because I heard all the systems leaked and if you needed a shot you have to go out to the trunk and open the bottle and then close it when you're done. <bummer>
Don't waste you time with the NO2 system, Do the basic hot rod / Simple tricks. Leave the Nitro's for the race cars.

Buget Things to do.

Cam, Lifters and Timing chain + a good set of springs, Comp Cams Extreme Energy series has some nice street grind that will work well in your motor + a few other makes like Lunati, Crane Ect. Keep the intake duration @ .050 no more than about 218-220 and keep it below .525 lift.

Recurve 0r new distributor (MSD Stuff is nice) + wires and correct spark plugs.

Headers and good Dual Exhaust. Use smaller tube street headers and 2 1/2" Exhaust Pipes.

Convertor / Shift kit. (2000-2500 stall)

Gears (3.50 and up, But no more than 4.10's depending on how tall of tires your runnning)

Good Intake Choice ia a Edlebrock Performer RPM / 650-750cfm carb

Your heads will work fine and your 9.3:1 Compression is fine and makes the car pump gas friendly.

Everything assumes your motor is in good running condition and is not worn out. If its worn out and needs a rebuild then consider making a 390 out of it and doing some head work.

Yes Edlebrock Alunimum heads can make a big differance, But they cost around $1400 and get away from the budget theme.

The above mentioned modifications will get you well past you goal of 50 more hp and will wake up your car.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

There is an engine place in town, been here for years. Can give me a remanufactured 390 short block for $895, I figure I can use my own heads.
http://www.tbolt.net/why-use-tbolt.html
Maybe their reman 390, plus a new cam kit, a pertronix and some headers would do the job?


Now I did see browsing e-bay this pretty exciting FE stroker kit for $1,800 plus shipping:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Scat-390-428-427-FE-Ford-stroker-kit-rotating-assembly-/120070376067?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Part s_Accessories&hash=item1bf4c08a83

I would have to get my 352's cylinders bored. Is that very expensive? It would be a big step up, though!


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Old 05-31-2010, 06:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Balancing on the kit could be expensive - some of mine include as many as 3 slugs of mallory. Best bet on a stroker kit in a 352 block is to keep the bore size down if you're not going to sonic check the block. We can get Diamond to do a bore size change on a piston to go 4.060 instead of all the way out to 390 +.030 sizes. The pistons cost a bit more - but you'll get a better result.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: 352 stroker?

Can you give me an idea of what machining .06 costs? Balancing a crank? Would these add $1,000 to the kit cost?
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