Re: prison break 390/445ci stroker Build
I understand. Most time to get what I want I gota save or buy alittle at a time, most of us do. I got a man coming to buy the 390 engine right now.
As far as a ballanced engine I will never run another motor and turn it as I do without the compleate short block ballanced. I have had many fes just thrown together and ran well but that is the life of any engine how well it is ballanced. If you donot plan on tunning it hard maybe ok depends how ya drive it. Every engine in my cars each piston weighs the same, all rods heated for temper , weighs the same , crank ballanced , put together and all short block ballanced close to zero as possible. Defer is I turn mine 10,000 and get MNAY runs out of it. If not ballanced that way it will not live long in my car. Any good speed shop has the machine to place any engine in to do this. You can see the pistons running as if they were in a car. Looks scary to me as I stand back as it starts to trimble . Pull the handle adding more rpms it would come apart .They use silly puddy , small ball stuck on flywheel and move it as I said like a line on timing mark. After done you can pull the handle again 8000 rpms in the machine and she stays steady. Move the puddy one inch as engine goes haywire again shaking itself to death. The engine in my mach 1 never moves when you push gas pedal, ballanced at zero and it has so many runs I cannot even count. All I did was check the main bearings, looked good so it has out lasted past motors 10 times the runs.
Take a apple and push a nail close to the center and spin it , it will wobble. The closer to the center you run the nail the faster and more ballanced the apple will spin. You could spin it many times at slow speed before it starts to wobble , faster you spin it will come apart. Same as an engine. The more all works together the harder it will turn and live longer. Depends on how heavy your foot is.
I will get a vid on next engine running 10 grand in this machine to show you. You spadder say 10 engines you will get tired of it as I have, cost to much not to and in long run it is best money spent. There is a difference between a shop building a engine and a speed shop building one. Just trying to help ya