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Old 02-21-2010, 07:53 PM
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Default Blown head gasket thinking of adding stroker kit

Well 2 weeks ago I noticed a puddle under the engine of the ranger. popped the hood and the radiator was low. Filled it up and the reservoir tank, started it and no leaks revved it up and it started spraying water out from the passenger side by where the block, head and intake bolt together. Theres no water in the oil so I lucked out with just and external leak. oh and i have a front main leak now too. not to bad for 140,000 miles on the truck I guess

I'm thinking about pulling the engine and getting a stroker kit from Tom Morana, upgrading the cam and adding headers while I have the engine out. I'm wanting to get all the parts on hand before I start tearing into it so I can do it all on a long weekend.

Anyways has anyone on here gotten the 4.3l stroker kit from Tom Morana?
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:06 PM
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sounds like a good idea but why dont you get the block bored and honed and have the heads and block ported and polsihed? while ur at it
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:13 PM
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been thinking about porting and polishing. I can rebuild the heads at work and a coworker has the tools to port and polish.

From my understanding these blocks are already pretty thin between the cylinders and boring them out just makes them even thinner and more prone to problems.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:27 PM
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I think the stroker is a good idea. good power and plenty reliable
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:43 AM
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i shuold of thought of stroking my 4.0

While i was polishing my engine on the stand alls i could think about was dropping a v8 in it.... o well.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:49 AM
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ugh just did some research and those stroker kits would cost some one an arm and a leg man 2,500 and a 300 core charge... yikes!

http://www.moranav6racing.com/catego...?CategoryID=32
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:12 PM
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Default Re: Blown head gasket thinking of adding stroker kit

right. would be good to find an affordable way. business opp anyone?
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