Mopar 360 stroker build
Before I begin, I will start by saying that I am new to engine rebuilding. I have read many books, and articles to get myself prepped for the process but just lack the valued experience needed to "succeed" in building a solid machine.
I take Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and need something to do during the winter between exams and studying. Since my education is very technical, please don't be afraid to be specific in your replies.
I just bought a mopar 360 LA (1974) block and it is currently being hot-tanked and sonic tested. My plans are to build a stroker at 408cid. I plan to have aluminum heads and around 10:1 compression (pump gas friendly). I would like a "week-end cruise" type of car but would like to take it to the strip as well. So looking at around a 600 hp goal.
So please, give me some advise starting with the bottom end. Anything to watch out for, part selection, do's and don'ts?