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351W Stroker Kits & Projects
What a great playground the middle-block world has become. Just imagine being able to stuff as
much as 429ci into your 351W-based block. This gives you big-inch power in a lightweight small
block. How far should you go with your 351W? Displacement depends on the amount of power
desired and how you’re going to get there. You can pump big-inch displacement into a mild-
mannered 351W if your main objective is torque. For example, you might be building a big-inch
small block displacing 427ci for your F-150 truck. We’re not talking a high-revving screamer here,
but a solid, dependable, big-twist powerhouse designed to pull heavy loads like a trailer. This is
where the long arm of torque comes into play. A lightweight 427ci middle block will make as much
power as an FE-series 428ci big-block without the weight penalty. We do this by expanding the
stroke out to 4.170-inches and using a 4.030-inch bore. That’s less iron, with the 428’s bore and
stroke dimensions.
Hauling may be the last thing on your mind. Maybe you’re building a big-inch middle block for your
‘68 Mustang fastback where handling is desired, and you wants the intense, persistent power of a
big block. The beauty of the 351W-based mill is the weight advantage for your Mustang. Mustang’s
fitted with FE-series or 385-series big blocks suffer from poor weight distribution (they’re nose
heavy). With the stroked 351W small block, the Mustang gains aggressive displacement without
putting on weight.

In the Mustang, your 427ci stroker can be a mild-mannered mill for weekend cruising, or a screamer
with a nasty attitude for the drag strip. That’s the beauty of a stroker. It can be anything you want it
to be without the weight penalty.
Kits and Manufacturers
351ci
Speed-O-Motive
131 North Lang Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
626/869-0270 • 626/869-0278 FAX
www.speedomotive.com

LONG ARM KIT

Bore:                    4.030”        
Stroke:                 3.500”
Crankshaft:         Modified Nodular Iron 351W
Rod Type:           Stage 1 with ARP Wave-Loc Bolts
Rod Length:        6.580”
Rod Ratio:          1.88:1
Pistons:               Hypereutectic Flattops
Rings:                  Speed-Pro Cast Iron
Bearings:            Clevite Tri-Metal
Max. RPM:          6,500
Max. HP:             400-450
Approx. Price:    $1,000.00
Comments:        Like the Long-Rod 302 mentioned earlier in this book, the 351 Long-Arm kit uses a
longer than stock connecting rod, which allows the piston to dwell longer at the top and bottom of
the bore. This allows us to make the most of the fuel/air charge. The result is greater torque.
351ci
Speed-O-Motive
131 North Lang Ave.
West Covina, CA 91790
626/869-0270 • 626/869-0278 FAX
www.speedomotive.com

ALL FORGED KIT

Bore:                    4.030”        
Stroke:                 3.500”
Crankshaft:         4340 Forged Steel Crank
Rod Type:           4340 Forged Steel H-Beam Rods
Rod Length:       5.956”
Rod Ratio:          1.70:1
Pistons:               Forged Flattops
Rings:                  Plasma Moly File Fit
Bearings:            Federal-Mogul Race Bearings
Max. RPM:          8,000
Max. HP:             600-700
Approx. Price:    $1,650.00
Comments:        This is a 351ci kit designed to take high revs, including nitrous and supercharging.
You may go racing with this one.
377ci
Coast High Performance
2555 W. 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505
310/784-2977
310/784-2970 FAX
www.coasthigh.com

Bore:                    4.030”        
Stroke:                 3.680”
Crankshaft:         Nodular Iron 351W
Rod Type:           Mopar I-Beam Forged
Rod Length:        6.125”
Rod Ratio:           1.66:1
Pistons:                Probe Forged Aluminum
Rings:                   Childs & Albert
Bearings:             Clevite 77
Max. RPM:           6,500
Max. HP:              500
Approx. Price:     $1,500.00
Comments:         Called the Street Fighter, this engine is good for street or racing applications.
Options, like Eagle rods, are available.
377ci
Nowak Racing Engines
249 E. Emerson Avenue, Unit F
Orange, CA 92665
714/282-7996 • 714/637-0425 FAX

Bore:                    4.030”        
Stroke:                 3.680”
Crankshaft:        High Nodular 351W
Rod Type:          Mopar I-Beam
Rod Length:      6.125”
Rod Ratio:         1.66:1
Pistons:              Nowak Forged
Rings:                 Childs & Albert or Speed-Pro
Bearings:            Clevite 77
Max. RPM:          6,500
Max. HP:             500
Approx. Price:    $1,600.00
Comments:        Affordable way to displacement and power. You may upgrade to Crower Sportsman
or Eagle H-beam rods. Plenty of room for improvement in this kit from Nowak Racing Engines.
383ci
Bennett Racing
P.O. Box 593
Highway 5 South
Haleyville, AL 35565
205/486-5520 • 205/486-8441 FAX
www.bennettracing.com

Bore:                    4.030”
Stroke:                 3.750”
Crankshaft:         Billet Steel
Rod Type:           Lunati Pro Mod
Rod Length:       6.200”
Rod Ratio:         1.64:1
Pistons:               Ross Ultra-Lite
Rings:                  Speed-Pro
Bearings:            Clevite 77
Ma. RPM:            8,000
Max. HP:             850
Approx. Price:    $3,500.00
Comments:        This is a serious racing stroker kit, designed for high RPM and those power adders
like nitrous and boost.
377ci
Ford Performance Solutions
1004 Orangefair Lane
Anaheim, CA 92801
714/773-9027 • 714/773-4178 FAX
www.f-p-s.com

Bore:                    4.030”        
Stroke:                 3.700”
Crankshaft:         High Nodular 351W
Rod Type:           Pro H-Beam
Rod Length:        6.125”
Rod Ratio:          1.66:1
Pistons:               Ross Ultra-Lite
Rings:                  Childs & Albert
Bearings:            Clevite 77
Max. RPM:          7,500
Max. HP:             600
Approx. Price:    $1,700.00
Comments:        You may upgrade to a heat-treated or billet crankshaft, H-beam rods, etc.
377ci
Performance Automotive Warehouse
21001 Nordhoff Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818/678-3000 • 818/678-3001 FAX
www.pawinc.com

Bore:                    4.030”
Stroke:                 3.700”
Crankshaft:         High Nodular 351W
Rod Type:           Eagle
Rod Length:       6.200”
Rod Ratio:          1.68:1
Pistons:               JE Pistons
Rings:                 JE Plasma Moly
Bearings:            King High Performance
Max. RPM:         7,000
Max. HP:             600
Approx. Price:    $2,000.00
Comments:         A good street/strip kit.
393ci
Coast High Performance
2555 W. 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505
310/784-2977 • 310/784-2970 FAX
www.coasthigh.com

Bore:                    4.030”        
Stroke:                 3.850”
Crankshaft:         High Nodular 351W
Rod Type:           Mopar I-Beam
Rod Length:        6.125”
Rod Ratio:           1.66:1
Pistons:                Probe Forged Aluminum
Rings:                   Childs & Albert
Bearings:             Clevite 77
Max. RPM:           6,300
Max. HP:              500
Approx. Price:     $1,600.00
Comments:         Good, affordable street power that will make boatloads of torque. Doesn’t
need to spin at 7,000 rpm to make torque either. Optional Eagle rods available.
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How to Build Big Inch Ford Small Blocks How To Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks
by George Reid
Have you been dreaming about a little extra displacement for
your Ford? By increasing the bore and stroke of your current
engine, you can add those cubic inches without the hassle of
switching to a big block. George Reid thoroughly explains the
concept of building a stroker, paying special attention to the
effect that increasing the bore and stroke have on the engine
as a whole. With this information, you’ll be better able to tailor
your heads, cam, intake manifold, carburetor, and exhaust
system to get the most out of the extra cubes. Also included
is a complete guide to factory head and block castings, as
well as aftermarket block and head guides, so you can
choose exactly the right parts for your project. This book is
the definitive guide for building a big-inch Ford small block,
complete with four engine buildups ranging from 331 to 408
cubic inches. Read the sample pages to learn more!

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