347 Stroker Kit

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    I'm getting ready to lay a 302 in my 64 1/2 and after I get it in I'm thinking about a 347 stroker kit is it worth it?
     
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    that depends on what you want from the engine. are you looking for a lot of power? where do you want the power band to fall? street motor, street/strip, race?

    the other question you need to answer is are you needing a complete rebuild, or are you just wanting one because? in other words is this a motor that you can get away with just freshening up the engine, and perhaps adding a cam, or is it in need of a complete rebuild anyway?
     
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    I bought a car with a 347 and it seems very powerful ... now if I can just drive it someday lol!
     
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    I'm looking for just a regular daily driver so street motor. And the engine is in great condition.
     
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    if your current engine is in great condition, then no a 347 stroker kit is not worth the money. if oyu want a bit more power, then drop on a set of windsor jr heads, a performer rpm intake and 600cfm carb, and tri-y headers. also consider a set of 1.7 roller rocker arms. this is all bolt on stuff that can net you another 50-60hp easily, and will make a difference in how the engine feels, and would cost less overall than a stroker kit if you shop wisely.
     
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    How much money are we talking?
     
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    that depends on how well you shop. you can be in the bolt on stuff for under $2000, where as the stroker kits start at $1600, and then you have the machine work and labor, and extra down time. the bolt on stuff you can do over a weekend.

    as for the cost, start here;

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wrl-053030/overview/make/ford

    these are sold individually, so $850 for the heads, then;

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cca-1833-8/overview/make/ford
    http://www.competitionproducts.com/...-Exh-Set-of-16/productinfo/8435/#.U1gVxFdO5Xs
    http://www.competitionproducts.com/...rings-Chev-SB/productinfo/98212/#.U1gV6VdO5Xs
    http://www.competitionproducts.com/Comp-Cams-7-deg-Machined-Steel-Locks/products/1322/
    http://www.competitionproducts.com/...ainers-7-Deg/productinfo/774-16/#.U1gWFVdO5Xs

    so now you have the heads, valves, rockers, retainers, keepers, and springs, total roughly $1200 for all new parts. you still have about $800 for intake, carb, headers, exhaust, and sundry items.
     
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