Thanks a lot for the reply. I really wasn't trying to ask the same question but wasn't clear on the answers. I'm new to the Bbf and fords in general. My last project was a old rat rod that was gonna be drivin by my son to his graduation next year.
After paying a chunk down on money I not only Basically took a beating from the builder with my cash gone and tons of excuses why my cars not being built but our son had an
Accident and ended up passing away
So I wanna build this once and right so maybe by next year his sisters and brothers can drive it in his place to what woulda been his graduation.
So again I'm sorry if I sound out there on my questions but I cant afford to second guess myself.
Thanks again...I do appreciate it.
. I want to let you know I am also sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I haven't been there, so I won't say I know how you feel. A couple close friends of mine lost a child, seeing their pain still tares me up at times, so I do feel for you PB72. I wish you the best and if I can help let me know.
On your original question if stroking is worth the extra bucks. As I said before, I guess it depends a lot on budget. If a guy is going to do slight street build up and use factory crank, rods and economy pistons, in that instance I doubt the added cubes would out weigh the cost. On the other hand if a guy is gonna buy a $7or800. buck set of pistons, new H or I beam rods, rework old crank or buy new one, the cost will be so close to stroking it. So I think I would let my budget be my guide, if one can afford it go for it.
But the larger Cid engine would really need better/bigger or reworked heads, better/bigger carb,intake and exhaust, probably custom cam, to take full advantage of the extra cubes. In this way I believe many get in over their head and end up spending way more than they originally intended.
I myself have been working, saving, planing my build for well over 30 years, finally got my ducks in a row and ready to build big. Well, sh!t happens. I now realize other things in my life need attention more than I need an 800 + HP engine. Gonna downsize a bit and still make the build and take care of some problems at the same time. That's why I now use the word budget so often.
Again, I wish you the best pb72 ,what ever direction your build goes I hope it all works well for you.