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I have run upon an individual that says years ago before aftermarket stroker kits-some people would take certainother parts and make some types of 460 strokers.The ame person has a 491 cubic inch 460.It consists of stock block,cranck turned to accept 426 hemi rods,and 426 hemi rods.It also consists of aries pistons(custom I'm sure,that is which .30 over.Please give me some insight if anything like this was ever real in the past.
 

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I have run upon an individual that says years ago before aftermarket stroker kits-some people would take certainother parts and make some types of 460 strokers.The ame person has a 491 cubic inch 460.It consists of stock block,cranck turned to accept 426 hemi rods,and 426 hemi rods.It also consists of aries pistons(custom I'm sure,that is which .30 over.Please give me some insight if anything like this was ever real in the past.


SURE IS REAL, there are a few 514s still out there with 300 6cly rods,as far as the cranks go there are a lot of guys who turned 460 ,and 429 cranks for strokers,some destroked them, a 385 crank will go 4.140, 6.8 or 6.7,and .080 =514
 

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I have run upon an individual that says years ago before aftermarket stroker kits-some people would take certain other parts and make some types of 460 strokers. The same person has a 491 cubic inch 460. It consists of stock block, crank turned to accept 426 hemi rods, and 426 hemi rods. It also consists of aries pistons (custom I'm sure, that is which .30 over. Please give me some insight if anything like this was ever real in the past.
The 492 (with Chrysler rods) was a common custom stroker choice before all the shelf stroker kits were available. To create this combination, the 460 crank is offset stroked from 3.850" to 3.975", uses the Chrylser 2.375" journal, Chrysler 6.76" rod, and at the time, a custom piston.* At 0.80" overbore, this makes a 492. If your friend's engine is this combination but has 0.030" overbore pistons, then it is a 481. The rod ratio (1.70) remains essentially the same as the OEM 460 (1.72).

The Hemi rod is a pretty big and beefy rod...even the 440 six pack rods are more than beefy enough. The standard 440 rods will do just fine in most cases.

Paul

*Today, you may use the readily available Keith Black/ICON piston, part number KB855 or KB856. It is a mass produced piston which will work with the Chryler 6.76" rod and a 3.97" stroke 460 crankshaft (crankshaft stroke must be 3.94"-3.97" depending on engine block deck height). The 6.76" Chrysler rod must be bushed from 1.094" pin to 0.990" pin in order to use this piston.
 
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