1bolt wrote:Hmmm what is the LEAST decking needed to achieve zero deck clearance (gasket quench) with the "budget" stroker? Compared to custom/KB pistons/rods combo which need only a little shaved off?
With the stock piston in my spair block (piston set .022" in the hole) and a short rod stroker, you would need to deck the block .029" to get "0" deck. then the price of push rod..........Ya i thing it would be way cheaper.......even with needing the pistons dish enlarged.
Grate Quench, compression controlled with extra dish added to piston................but non of this help the piston skirt traveling below the bottom of bore, with the stroker crank.
Isn't it something very large? I'm not going on facts here, I'm going on what I seem to recall, but I recall that decking for "Gasket Quench" herein refered to by me as GQ with a short rod and off the shelf piston (because of the pin heights available) would end up with no deck left.
The short rod stroker lowers the piston .0075 more in the hole(according to my figures(different after market pistons will vary this slightly do to slight different pin heights.)
Again this isn't (or shouldn't be) about which rod gives "more benefits" on paper but which rods allows you to build the most well designed stroker, and in the end the most long term cost effective, and reliable as well as powerful stroker.
Getting your build to GQ and optimizing your compression ratio AFTER quench for the fuel you intend to use and the Cam you intend to use; is the proper way to build any performance engine... Otherwise as seen with all the so called "Budget" stroker recipes you end up having your fuel octane and your cam choice basically dictated to you by your choice of piston/rod/quench
when i did the figures, was kinda shocked that there was only 7-1/2 thousandths of a inch difference in piston height...........maybe i did something wrong with my Math