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KarmaKannon1
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Economical stroker questions

Post by KarmaKannon1 » May 21st, 2020, 10:32 am

Hi there. Noob beating a dead horse here. I picked up a Cherokee with a bad cylinder due to what I think is someone telling their machinist one thing and ordering pistons for something smaller. Anyway, I'm taking the block in next week to see if it can be bored enough to clean up the cylinder. If that doesn't work I'm trying to get another block.
Background aside... I'm looking at getting more power for a little extra cash. Don't want to go crazy with it, but if it's open and I'm already paying $5 I might as well pay $7 for some power. I'm looking at the clegg stroker kit that will set me at about $1000 in parts. I also have an option of doing a basic rebuild with a 232 crank. Does anybody have any other ideas to get some good returns with room for more later for less than that $1000 mark?
I'm already porting the head while I'm waiting for machinist and the rods and crank look to be in great shape along with the head. I was hoping to reuse my can for now if it looks good and upgrade later along with injectors, and so on.
https://www.cleggengine.com/jeep-4-0-st ... -1c-r.html

Also, should I have my block decked to help with quench on this kit? :deadhorse:
Thanks

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Re: Economical stroker questions

Post by Cheromaniac » May 22nd, 2020, 12:58 am

Clegg's looks like a decent kit for a reasonable price. Unfortunately the IC944 pistons only have a 1.353" compression height which typically leaves a deck clearance of ~0.027". This requires you to mill the block deck to reduce the quench height.
Russ can supply you with a set of custom pistons that are the correct height and won't require block milling, saving you the cost.
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Re: Economical stroker questions

Post by KarmaKannon1 » May 22nd, 2020, 7:45 am

Thanks that's exactly what I wanted to know. I contacted Russ and I'm awaiting a reply. I understand it's a holiday weekend so it might be next week. I'm wondering if custom pistons and the scat crank can be had for less than the clegg setup and a deck milling. I guess we'll see.
How would I go about calculating deck height?

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Re: Economical stroker questions

Post by jsawduste » May 22nd, 2020, 5:32 pm

Talked to Russ today. He is currently slammed but is going to take a couple days off to catch his breath.

I`m sure he will be in touch next week.

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