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I'm thinking I may end stroking my engine to a 392 or 6.4 Hemi?
 

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What is the price difference?
 

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About 8k. I can stroke it and buy what I need to install it for 7-8k. I can build a race motor which is also stroked for 15k.
 

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Letting it sit the garage and collect dust. Drive it on occasion. It really is a waste of money but I like my projects. I will probably hold onto it for quite a few years if I do it right. Luckily I have no money into the car which helps.
 

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Found a Machine shop to build my Stroker motor. Place out of Arizona. Looks like I will have the motor I want within a few weeks. This motor is for sale if anyone needs it.
 

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Found a Machine shop to build my Stroker motor. Place out of Arizona. Looks like I will have the motor I want within a few weeks. This motor is for sale if anyone needs it.
Looks like a great anchor in its current state.
 

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OK, I settled on building a 5.7 stroker, all forged and balanced Crank, rods and pistons, bored .030 over, cam and a few other goodies. Not sure if I am going to port and polish the heads yet, not sure if I am going to need it. When the motor is done it will be a 6.6 liter 396 Hemi. I should have the motor in my hands in about 4 weeks if there is no back orders on parts. I am kind of excited.
 

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Chris, PayPal just called me to say you are overdrawn on the account and want me to cover the overages. ;)
 

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Please do, I am a little short this month.
 

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No prob, what are buddies for.

Are you planning on traction bars? Beefing up the rear end? Suspension build up?
 

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This one should need traction bars with this motor but if it does I will. I will be doing full suspension and steering upgrades along with a good set of tires that are affordable so I can keep replacing the rears. I am looking at rear end upgrades but there is not a lot available. I will at least get a better cover for cooling and run a good synthetic fluid. Trying to figure out what I might need for trans upgrade. Everyone says its good now but if I have the motor out its easy to pull the trans at this point. This is getting expensive quick.
 

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So are you completely gutting the smog crap? Are you still going to try to retain the license plates? Off street only? Insurance? Street legal?
 
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It will probably be easier to get through emissions in Idaho, if they even have testing there.
 

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No testing in idaho. That and so far the only thing I will be taking off is the cats. It will still be computer controlled minus the mds system which is what shuts it down to 4 cylinders on the highway. I could have kept it but it involves different valve springs which means less power. My mileage may drop a bit or a lot, depending on my foot.
 

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