If it needs a crank and bearings, stroke it if you want. I think the heads are a better bet.
This is what is so nice about a site like this...so many different perspectives on one topic.gpeak said:While i agree the power is in the heads, i would stroke it first if the engine is already out and ready for the work. It will be worth it in the end. And also if you do the heads first i bet stroking it won't be an option for awhile, as you would have to tear it all back down again.
Better to be safe than sorry. If you do the heads and then wish you stroked it.
On the other hand, if you just have one lump some to spend and don't know when or where the next lump sum is coming from.....do the heads.
This is his first post. My assumption is that they are better than a '74 smog engine set of heads. If I guessed wrong...my apologies.virrix said:Hey all,
Question about engine I have.
Its a 350 from a 74 camaro, currently bored .40 over. CompCam 272 hydraulic cam, Edelbrock Airgap manifol, 650 carburetor. Now, not sure what I should do next. I have a set of bare cylinder heads, they are 2.02/1.6. I know they would beifit me greater than stock head, but then again so would stroking it. Should I build the heads and put them on, or should I stroke it first? Thanks.
I am not worried that you are "jumping my bones", I am saying I took the statement as if he had a good set of bare heads already and just needs to outfit them. If my assumption was wrong then I apologize. Of course until he clarifies the statement, we won't know.killerformula said:I'm not trying to jump your bones dude, just sayin, you can jam a set of 2.02's into about any head, sometimes it even hurts the flow if you don't shape the bowl to accomodate. With that cam I wouldn't bother putting anything but the best stock heads on it, preferrably an aftermarket set.