Build Details of a Revamped Stroker

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Jake Amatisto Jan 31, 2014 0 Comment(s)
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8. The camshaft is a fairly wild grind for the street.

Comp Cams Camshaft 3/18

9. With a duration of 242/248 at 0.050, this camshaft is not considered mild by any means, but we’re trying to get peak hp numbers in the 500 zone.

Tie Bar Style 4/18

10. This build features a pre 1986, non-roller block, which means it uses tie-bar style lifters...

Locking Plate And Cam 5/18

11. ...and a locking plate and cam button to retain the camshaft.

Rhs Single Plane 6/18

12. We’re putting RHS’ single-plane intake to the test on this engine. It makes power in the mid to upper rpm range and features a dual pattern that works with Vortech headed small-blocks. Eddie Motorsports out of Rancho Cucamonga, California powdercoated the intake a cool satin black to fit the engines’ color theme.

Fel Pro 7/18

13. Fel-Pro supplied the gaskets for this build, including a set of their tough MLS head gaskets, which we ordered with a thickness of 0.041.

Fel Pro Valve 8/18

14.The blue rubber Fel-Pro valve cover gaskets were also a must.

Pertronix Ignitor 9/18

15. Pertronix’s Ignitor II-equipped distributor was dropped into place at Vrbancic’s shop as well. This works in conjunction with the Flame Thrower ignition coil to provide high spark energy to the cylinders.

388 Engine Complete 10/18

16. In a following issue we’ll hook up the 388 to Vrbancic’s dyno to see what our small-block can do with a solid list of upgrades, self-learning fuel injection and a tank of California’s 91 octane pump gas.


Comp Cams
Memphis, TN 38118
PerTronix Performance Products
San Dimas, CA 91773
JE Pistons
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Racing Head Service
Memphis, TN 38118
Eddie Motorsports
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Hamburger Performance Products
Whittier, CA 90602
Memphis, TN 38118
Scat Crankshafts
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 354-7700


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