Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
First 351W Stroker - New to Forums
Hi everyone, I'm new the forums. I joined because I decided to do a rebuild project on a 351W.
I am completely new to engine rebuilding, but have done extensive reading, and watch a few rebuild tutorials, like one produced by BoxWrench.
I will be picking up a 351 block this weekend from a local auto shop for $250 - it's been disassembled and cleaned, includes stock heads, cam, pistons/rods, and crank. The seller says its a Windsor from a Ford LTD, running when pulled.
I'll be keeping the heads, but replacing all other parts and stroking it to 408, with a 4" stroke and 0.030 overbore.
The kit that I've decided on is EagleRod's assembly #16123 ($1281.25):
Pistons: Mahle forged 4032 -26.0cc dish pistons, with pin height of 1.245
Crank: 4.00" stroke standard cast steel, up to 550HP; 2.10" rod journals; 1.90" rod journal width; 3.00" main journals; weighing 54lbs
Rods: 6.250" I-Beam; 3/8" ARP 8740 fasteners; bushed pin fit, up to 500HP; 2.10" rod journal; 2.2250" housing bore; 0.927" pin size; 0.0940" big end width; 1.0600" pin end width; weighing 615g
Bearings: Clevite CB663P rod bearings; Clevite MS1432P main bearings
On a 61cc head, it produces a 9.68:1 CR, but this may be irrelevant because I'm not 100% sure on the volume of the stock heads that are coming with the block.
Cam: I haven't researched too much into this component yet, or cylinder head components, so any and all suggestions or advice is welcomed!
Valvetrain: I haven't research too much into this either... I figured I'd cross that bridge when I come to it. Suggestions?
My goal horsepower is between 400 to 500HP, will be primarily a street car. Is this realistic with the EagleRod kit mentioned above?
What kind of specs would I need to aim for on the Cam and Head to reach these goals?
I look forward to seeking advice from all the experts and enthusiasts here, and any advice on my build thus far is welcomed!
Last edited by lewiszman; 04-19-2012 at 03:54 PM.