So have i come to a conclusion. I will be building a 360/427 stroker
! no i dont have the cash. BUT i believe that the first step is to obviously do A LOT of research and thats why i come to you my fellow ramers
. I am not an expert and i dont know everything about engines (especially the high tech specs) But engines are my life! and every opportunity that i get to learn about engines, i take advantage and it dont take long to understand. So please have patience and excuse any noob question that i would have (especialy with the hi-tech specs) its never to soon to learn.
-What i'm looking for is a STREETABLE monster. how much HP/Tq? not sure yet. maybe in the upper 500-600 to the rear with out enforced induction but capable of handleing it (about 15psi IF its possible)
-will i be using the truck as a "truck"? No. I understand that once i have that much power than being able to pull/haul MAY not be efficiant.
-What do i want for powerband? I want a bit more Tq than Hp in the middle and upper rpms (but than again with that amount of power i dont think it would really matter lol)
-Drivetrain? lets not worry about that yet.
Lets start with the bottom end shall we?
I have been looking at shortblocks quite a bit and I'm thinking of getting one from MOPAR's Catalog (unless there are better ones out there)
I know i want a 427 "MAGNUM" and there are 2 ways to get a 427 out of a 360 but im not sure which one to get?
1. Stroke of 4.25" with a 4.00" Bore
2. Stroke of 4.00" with a 4.125" Bore
how do they affect Hp and Tq?
which one would be better? (or does it depend on the top end?)
Whats exactly is a siamese bore?? is it good for a STREETABLE truck?(something about having more meat in between bores and not having water jackets???)
I will be asking more and more questions regarding to the short block (pistons, rings, connecting rods etc.) as we progress. I really do apreciate ALL of your 2 valuebal pennies if there are any concerns or questions, FIRE AWAY! and thank you in advance