Thanks hcompton appreciate your offer. I do have couple of buddies that are mechanics but they are always busy. After I pull the carb and eliminate my pull the intake just to see if any of the lifters have issues
I guess it is possible the chain has stretched. This is the third engine I have had it in. Although it has less than 30,000 miles. My last 2 stroker motors went right after 10,000 miles. The first one threw the #1 rod. That's when I upgraded the rotating assembly in the second motor. It had the edelbrock cam that was from china and had a cam lobe go flat chew up the lifter and flush it threw the motor.