Originally Posted by h0trod
the Butler boys, hands down, are some of the most awesome and helpfull folk ive ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
if you really want a stroker kit, you can buy it piece by piece.
i have not completed my engine yet. however i have purchased a
Eagle 4.25" stroke rough machined for the pontiac 400.
6.800 Eagle forged H beams.
i went to butler to purchase my ross pistons (good gawd at the .030 clearence between the wrist pin and the oil ring)
ive spent around 1400 dollars so far however i do not have bearings and rings.
im a budget builder, so i had to do it this way. also the eagle crank is unfinished, so a reputable pontiac engine builder is a must.
the only part of ths post that i didnt like, in my unprofessional opinion, was the demon carburator! they make great oil lamps, but i wouldt use one on any of my yacks!
455 blocks are great for towing, but stick to the 400 if you ar going for power.
HEI distributors??? i dont trust those ICM's but the HEI makes a great shell for a MSD 6 AL
I agree with much of what you say...especially the competence of the Butler boys. It does sound like your on a great Pontiac build and I was informed recently that they don't make Demon Carb's anymore...I'm a big fan of the Pontiac engines, I've had a few, even a 326 in the mid 70's that ran fairly strong. The 326 had a Holley 650 Carb and every Spring I'd get to replace the rotted out gaskets...I don't know if they've improved them over the years or if it was because the car was parked all Winter but my last Pontiac build was a 428, 30 over, ported heads, decent cam, balanced and Torker intake etc. ...running an 850 Demon. It ran like a champ...that was a few years ago and still haven't had to touch the inside of the Carb...maybe I got lucky...I don't know, but I was happy happy with the Demon.