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Old 10-19-2003, 06:41 PM
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a quick ford 400M question

Does any one know what is the largest that I can bore and stroke the 400 engine to.
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I know that a 400 can be safely bored +0.030. I would have the cylinder walls checked before I tried +0.040 or more. The early Clevelands had a reputation for thin cylinder walls, but the 400 doesn't suffer from this malady. It never hurts to play it safe however.

I have heard of a stroker kit using 240 I6 connecting rods and 351C pistons. You have to offset grind the crank and narrow the rods big end. This and a +0.030 bore job will give you 427 cubes.
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