Re: Stroker lit up, but I have issues
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Re: Stroker lit up, but I have issues

Definitely feel like I am on the right track thanks to tons of help.  It will be next Saturday before I get a chance to put it back together - I'll send an update, for sure.

Regarding the intake bolts, we might want to file this one in the lessons-learned bank.  I purchased/installed ARP part # 144-2101 named "Bolts, Intake Manifold, Chromoly, Black Oxide, 12-Point Head, Chrysler, Big Block, Kit."

Take a look at them compared to the 3/8-16 x 1 3/4 bolts from the hardware store (attached).  Let's not even bring up that the ARP bolts were $36 and I got out of the hardware store for I think $11, including the Snickers bar I chomped on the way home given the wife wasn't with me.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:05:44 AM UTC-4, carv...@xxxxxxx wrote:
Way to go Jim!  I have to go out in the garage now and check the bolts for my new intake!...... 

What great interaction! Just a bunch of well wishers trying to help one of their own. 


On Sunday, September 14, 2014 5:33:07 PM UTC-4, JimJablonski wrote:
Well. I finally got the stroker to light up, but I've got some issues.  I hope it's not serious, but it doesn't sound good.  I had to advance the timing to about 50 degrees to get it to start, and after break-in, I can't get it to idle below about 1,800 RPM.  And there is an obvious miss when you kick the throttle.  My 1st thought on the idle was a vacuum leak, but I ran some propane around the intake and nothing happened.  The timing and the miss have me concerned.  Could I have possibly screwed up the timing chain marks?  Any thoughts?

The good news is I have awesome oil pressue and no leaks.  It sounds freaking wicked.  Here's a video:



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