383 Stroker Rotating Assembly questions
Folks, I'm preparing to build a Chevy 383 stroker which will live on the street in a pickup truck and I have a couple questions about the rotating assembly.
First, let me say that I'm building the engine pretty much from scratch. So far I have a 2007 marine 350 which I hope will donate the vortec heads, manifold, 4-barrel, ignition system, maybe rods, pushrods, some small parts. I can't see using the block 'cause I think it's been run in salt water and I know better than to trust it after that. But I also have a good 4-bolt 2-piece rear main seal block. So I'm thinking about the rotating assembly for now.
Assuming I use my standard rods, can I use an internal-balance crank if I choose the right pistons? If yes, is there any advantage to doing this? Is the external-balance crank just as good and any less expensive? I'm not stuck on using the rods I have, but would like to if possible 'cause I want to hold costs down. I don't have any flywheel or balancer yet.