ok guys I have the info for the stroker kit it was purchased at powerhouse and here is what they list. Also the engine work was done b etween 2-3 years ago and this was given to him by his buddy who owed him money and it has been sitting in is house since he was going to build it for a truck unit for mud racing and now that times are hard he needs to sell so any help you can give for this to be built correctly would be appreciated. the are 30 over pistons
[SIZE=1]• Your Choice Hypereutectic Piston:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]1. Flat Top (2 Valve Reliefs 11.6:1 w/64cc)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]• New 5140 Forged I-Beam Rods (Polished Beams/ARP Bolts)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]• Street/Strip Ring Set[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]• Rod Bearings[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]• Main Bearings[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]• Cast Stroker Crank[/SIZE]
So the bottom end is not assembled? I was under the impression that it is. Here is a link to the kit.
It looks like a pretty standard low-budget kit for $699.00. So basically you're reimbursing him for the kit and paying him $100 for an eighties block that was machined 2-3 years ago by an undisclosed shop.
Keep in mind that it still has to be balanced and assembled, and you still need an oil pump/pickup, cam, timing chain set, gaskets, etc. just to complete the short block. Does he have the flexplate, balancer, or oil pan? If not, you will need that as well.
If you really want to do it right the first time, I think you could spend a little more money than you will ultimately end up spending on getting this "cheap" kit together and get a much
better build with much
better parts. It's hard to beat the deal Woody has on a fully assembled 408 short block (scroll down):
Fordstrokers small block ford short blocks
... And I'm sure there are other good deals on quality shortblocks out there.
Keep in mind that you are easily going to have $2000 or more in this "cheap" short block by the time you're done with it assuming that the block is actually good and you don't end up having to do the machine work over again or anything like that. If that happens, you could easily end up with more
than $2700 in it.