I think I'd have to disagree. Sure stroker motors aren't the best rappers, but if you ballance a motor (which you must do with a stroker) you can push 55-6000. I also am positive you can make well into the 400 horse range with a stroker, you just need decent heads and a good cam. You can even use a stock botom end up to 500 HP no problem. Stick with a duel plane intake and you're cool. You don't need a fat pocket book. That's the reason 383's are so popular, they make great power and they're cheap.