I was just reading your other thread and you asked about using stock rods. I don't think you can use the stock connecting rods because your pistons would hit the heads, which means your pistons would be like hitting a brick wall. It won't be pretty. They need to be shorter because your 393 crank has a longer throw. You will need to plastigauge your crank to be sure you have the right clearances for your bearings.Well I am about to order my crank and i was wondering if its ok to use the stock size rod and main bearings. I havent had any machine work done. But I should be fine right?
im using the 302 pistons they are shorter. Or more shallow if you will. It will have the clearance
Well that makes sense to me now. But if they weren't shorter then the problems that would arise would be devastating. Hope everything goes well with the stroker your building!:thumbupJust replied to your PM, shdybrady.
Sackman, the 302 pistons are shorter like shdybrady said. With the stock rods they stay just below the deck surface with the new 3.850 crank throw.
But its been said that the 393 won't handle the SD. Even with my cam they said it wouldn't work with SD. I would think your going to have more difficulty to run more cubic inches than me running an E303 cam.im going to keep my speed density. I dont really care to swap over to maf. Its just an added cost.