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I have a 69 mach 1 that Im currently restoring and want to rebuild the 351w in it. It runs now but seems tired and smokes after a while. I am planning to do a stroker but need help from the pro's and want it to be reliable for the weekend cruises. My q's:

1. Shold I but a stoker "kit" for this block or buy a shortblock already built?

2. Where's the best place to buy the kit or shortblock?

3. I plan on using AFR heads but which one's?

4. What cam size? I want it to be streetable.

5. 393 or 408 for reliability?

Any help at all will be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.
 

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Do you feel comfortable and enjoy doing the assembly yourself? If so then I would go with a stroker kit. If not go with a complete shortblock, they are mich easear to deal with and you might even be able to find one with a warranty. Coast high performance is a good place to start ( www.coasthigh.com ). If you want a nice reliable streetable motor I would go with some AFR 185's and a hydralic roller cam like the comp cams 284 HR or 290 HR. I have heard that 408's do fine with reliabilty but I would check with some other sorces to be sure.
 

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If it's the correct 351w block in the car, I'd at least use that block, it's a more desirable starting point anyways.
 
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