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Old 10-11-2009, 10:13 PM
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Hey fellas...just wondering if anyone has any reviews or info about these guys. They are extreeeeeeeemely tight lipped about their stroker kits. I'm specifically talking about their 400 kit stroked to 496. I've done some digging and talked to guys, the short block alone for this kit is $5500. It's bored out .080, which makes me question the wall strength...and is probably the reason most guys say you can only get 100,000 miles out of a build. I know guys who have gotten other kits from them and they seem like greeeeeeeeeat quality and are nasty. I've talked to the guys some and have had no problems getting in contact with them and dig their customer service. However, as I said, they dodge the questions as to what all is involved in the 496 build...that is, unless of course you're a customer. So anymore info or reviews about these guys would be greatly appreciated.
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.080 your kiddin me!! The farthest most machine shops will go is .060 and then the walls get way too thin and then ya have coolin problems.
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Nope...not kiddin at all...and that would make the stroke somewhere around 4.75". And consider the 400 is originally a 4"x4" engine. So I'm thinking it's gotta be an aftermarket block. But like I said, I can't get ANY info from them.
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Itd have to be aftermarket theres no way youd pull .080 in a stock one and not burn through the cylinders.
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Ummm................... just have the gf buy you one and then tell us the facts Ben.

















Seriously, I have no idea how they're pulling it off.
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Oh yeah...good call Lee...I totally forgot about the suga mama. I'll just ask for an even 10g's for the block, heads, top end, and throw some at the tranny. She should be able to swing that...haha.
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You know I've never actually looked at what they have to offer. Looks like some sick powerplants. But they need to offer more info. Pretty vague on the internals.

I'd take a 427m with ported aluminum heads, just need to find that extra $4400 I have laying around.
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Pretty vague on the internals. .
And that's what I'm getting from everybody...I haven't seen any of their extreme street stuff...so I don't know what to expect. I even know two guys who were interested in the 496, and kept sending in questions about it...but Barnett ended up blocking them.
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You'd think in the realtivly small world of 351m400 engines some one would know something.
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You'd think in the realtivly small world of 351m400 engines some one would know something.

Agreed...but how many of us 335 guys are left? Much less ones that can afford a $5500 short block.
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