408 Stroker Build for a NEWB
Firstly, I'm new to the forum and SBFs in general. I've got an otch to build up a cobra replica and want to start with a power plant. I"ve build up old air cooled VWs and worked on all my cars, but I'm new to SBFs. I've read up and fel confident in my ability to build up the engine but would like to get some suggestions as to components and design.
I want to build a torky street engine. No need for high RPMs, as I wont be racing. I'd like to be in around 500 HP with usable torque in the lower band, as it will be a street machine.
I'm on the fence with new versus old block. I may need to go new (DART) as my state is a bitch to get things through state inspection with kit cars...
I'm interested in a forged rotating assembly, probably AFR195 for heads, hydraulic cam/lifters custom ground, and to make things even more complicated (and expensive) I'd like to go EFI.
All this said, if it were your hands, and your wallet, what would you sugest for my build?
Again, please be easy on me as I'm new to this.