This is the beginning of the 336 Stroker project I'm working on. For those of you that don't know, it's just like a 383 Stroker, but in a 305 block, and .040" over. I'm going to start with a pre-machined 400 crank, 5.565" connecting rods from a 400, and .040" over 305 pistons.
Combined with a Crane Energizer cam, Performer RPM intake, and 462 casting heads machined for 2.02/1.6" valves, I'm hoping for almost 400 HP.
Here's a couple of pics of the block before, and after disassembly, along with the pistons and connecting rods I will probably be tossing. When we pulled the engine apart we found, to our suprise, shims made from beer cans in the main caps, and connecting rod caps. Apparently someone didn't want to order the right bearings to get the correct clearance. >_>