- Dec 27, 2000
- Florence, SC (Timmonsville SC)
- 71 War Bonnet Yellow VERT 71 BH Blue CPE (SOLD)
Before I was slammed with the flu Friday night, I did manage to get my 350's block clearanced for the 3.8" stroker crank:cool . Just a few good slashes with a die grinder on pan rails did it ... easy ... crank's free & clear w/ about 0.050" @ counterweight-to-rail to spare! I also cleaned up the oil return passages and other flash. The PITA is cleaning every trace (as in washing w/soapwater-drying-oiling) of the cast iron dust off! That done, I stuck the cam and & #1 piston-rod set in and degreed the cam in. I still expect I'll have to cam-clearance the rods and expect to do further grinding on pan rails to adequately clear rod bolts. So, I'll be disassembling-grinding-cleaning-assembling-disassembling-repeat-repeat-etc-etc-etc for a while yet ... post-flu!