Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - What does stroking an engine mean?
View Single Post
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2004, 06:12 PM
NAIRB's Avatar
NAIRB NAIRB is offline
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: cimarron, ks
Posts: 1,658
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Stroking an engine refers to increasing the swing or "stroke" of the crankshaft. This increases the displacement (size) of the engine and also increases leverage and torque.

The most popular stroker combination these days is to install a 3.75" stroke crank into a 3.48 inch stroke 350 engine. This give you the ever popular "383 stroker" .030 over bore.


Brian
Reply With Quote