so some of you guys aren't believers in the long rod theory, i am. i'm going to build my stock stroke long rod 351w and do it my way, if i'm wrong it's easy enough to switch back to parts. i am however going to take the best systems approach i can and try to match every part to the next as closely as possible. i want to end up with around 10-10.25:1 compression, smallish hydraulic roller cam with 93 cobra 1.7 rockers, 165-170cc almuminum heads with 64cc chambers to meet my compression goals with my piston choice, or 60cc heads and have a small dish milled into the heads to match the chamber shape of the head. if budget allows i'll do some coatings on the piston skirts and tops, combustion chamber faces, crankshaft journals and intake and exhaust coatings. if the budget allows i'll get a stock stroke forged crank as well. the idea for me is to make the engine as efficient as possible on my limited budget,with no really exotic or hard to come by parts to keep it simple. that's my plan and i've been planning it and thinking about it for a few years now, hopefully before next summer i'll be able to start on it. i figure if i shop around and by as many good used parts as possible i can build this motor for under $2500.