Holtvintage wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:20 pm
I don't plan on a stroker motor. I will need a complete crank so probably a Truett set up. I've had Paul do some other work for me in the past. My plan is a 4 vane upgrade to a OEM pump, stock scavenger pump, piston squirter, "K" style aftermarket heads and quality aftermarket cylinders. I have to buy cams so probably a set of bolt in aftermarket.
Now, you've started to answer your own questions.
Research what rods you'll get from T&O and in what configuration.
Figure out from the shop dopes what that means for your baffling -- especially in light of your increasing the crankcase oil volume and adding squirters.
Sorry to be cryptic. What I'm driving at is similar to Kitabel. You're going to spend a lot of money on parts - a lot. You're also planning several modifications. Make sure YOU understand what you're doing and not just following internet advice.
I benefited from a mentor who actually built and rode performance stroker flatties in the 70s and early 80s when they weren't yet "cool." There is a ton of little things to sort when you're starting to deviate from dead stock.
If you want an idea of a dead stock rebuild, there's one going on right now on Classic American Iron.