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Re: Building 440 to 500 stroker [Re: '73-Charger-440] #2599138
12/31/18 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted By '73-Charger-440
I only plan on sending the block in to get machined, my father owns a shop and is very experienced in building engines, but he's a chevy guy and refuses to help me with what I should get, on the other hand he will help me build the engine becuase he's my dad after all.


Sounds like your dad is doing you a favor by staying out of your parts decisions. As Dirty Harry once said 'A good man knows his limitations'.

You have come to probably the best place on the planet for sound, experienced Mopar information. Post your budget, desired power level, and intended use and you will get plenty of responses.

Good luck with your build.


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Re: Building 440 to 500 stroker [Re: '73-Charger-440] #2599169
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Re: Building 440 to 500 stroker [Re: 74RALLYE] #2602466
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I also want to stroke it because I think it will be a good project, and if I ever want to go with more power I’ll already have it stroked out.

Re: Building 440 to 500 stroker [Re: '73-Charger-440] #2602502
01/06/19 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted By '73-Charger-440
I also want to stroke it because I think it will be a good project, and if I ever want to go with more power I’ll already have it stroked out.


Good plan! You can always buy the base Stealth or Edelbrock aluminum head and then send them off for cnc porting later.

I have a very mild 505 and it is lots of fun. Never rev over 6400.


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10.69 @ 128mph with 150hp shot of nitrous

Re: Building 440 to 500 stroker [Re: '73-Charger-440] #2602767
01/07/19 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted By '73-Charger-440
Thanks for the great info, although I believe the post 72 440 blocks are only rated to 6000 rpms, so I get nervous playing with the idea of pushing it too far, last thin I want is to send a rod into outer space.

I have no idea where you got the idea that the block's year determines the RPM ceiling.

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