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Best overall 350 sbc block

What years are the best 350 block to build a stroker with? Asking because I am not sure if there were certain years that may have been better than others or does it really matter?

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I'd say something from the 90s with a one piece rms and factory roller cam setup.
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If you could find a 4 bolt with 2482 on the center caps and then it needs to pass a sonic test on the cylinders!!
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i dont know much about the the newer style 350's builds, parts, clearences etc.. I need to learn more about them.. im more old school i guess. im taking more about the older blocks
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well, there is casting numbers, and there is nickel content and tin content. 010 high nickel block, better ring seating, harderned smooth polished after finished seating. Then theres the idestructible ones with a high nickel-tin content 020. If you know where this number is at(right where the timing chain cover goes right under it) then you should get a jist of what you have.
Back of the block also has these numbers
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well, there is casting numbers, and there is nickel content and tin content. 010 high nickel block, better ring seating, harderned smooth polished after finished seating. Then theres the idestructible ones with a high nickel-tin content 020. If you know where this number is at(right where the timing chain cover goes right under it) then you should get a jist of what you have.
Back of the block also has these numbers
casting numbers i check to be sure what cid that it is yes but it is good to know some finer detail.. thank you
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i dont know much about the the newer style 350's builds, parts, clearences etc.. I need to learn more about them.. im more old school i guess. im taking more about the older blocks
The block being referred to is the '96-'00 RPO L31 Vortec 5700 350 motor found in Chevy and other GM brands. Look at trucks and vans of those years. Heavier vehicles had 4-bolt main caps, but they are not entirely necessary for a naturally-aspirated street build or street/bracket build. This is still a Gen I motor, same basic design as the '55-'86 block. The heads are the best production heads ever produced by Chevrolet, one-piece rear main seal and roller tappet cam. Generally, the stock roller tappets can be re-used with an aftermarket roller tappet cam.

Inlet ports on the L31 heads are taller than heads used on '55-'86 motors, requiring a dedicated Vortec intake manifold. NOW HEAR THIS....'55-'86 cylinder heads will fit on this block, but if you use the L31 heads and plan to use a carb instead of EFI, you will need an aftermarket Vortec intake manifold such as an Edelbrock #7116 Performer RPM intake.
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