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408-Inch Ford Stroker

Serious Big-Block Power In A Small-Block Package

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Massive big-blocks are fetching eye-candy to performance aficionados, producing ungodly amounts torque and horsepower without buzzing to the moon. While its been said that the “only” way to match the vicious power and rumble of the big-block is with another big-block, these days through careful research and parts selection you can build a stroker small-block that is more than capable of making big noise and still awe the natives with its brutal power production. It’s lighter, smaller, and projects more of a sleeper appearance, and that’s all good.

Coast High Performance (CHP) offers an awesome monster 408ci Ford stroker built from its in-house brand Probe Racing Components rotating assembly. Starting with a venerable 351 Windsor block, the standard 3.50-inch crank is replaced with a stronger and longer-armed 4.00-inch steel crank and combined with a 4.030-inch bore, 6.200-inch Probe rods, and Probe’s PRS dish pistons to produce one stout mega-cube small-block. Should you elect to build one with your own block using Probe’s rotating assembly kit, it’s fairly easy to assemble, but there are things that need attention that wouldn’t otherwise be an issue in a standard rebuild. For instance, the block has to be notched at the bottom of every cylinder wall in order to clear both the rods and rod bolts.

For those who are looking for something a little more complete, CHP also offers a choice of either a complete short-block or a ready-to-run long-block that’s already been machined and assembled with all the Probe goodies. So whether you choose only the internal components or a complete motor, you can be sure of one thing—you’re going to get serious big-block power in a small-block package!

SOURCES
Automotive Racing Products (ARP)
531 Spectrum Circle
Oxnard
CA  93030
805-278-7223
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
KY  42101
270-782-2900
www.holley.com
Coast High Performance
1650 W. 228th St.
Torrance
CA  90501
310-784-2977
www.coasthigh.com
MSD Ignition
El Paso
TX
9-15/-857-5200
msdignition.com
Crane Cams
530 Fentress Blvd.
Daytona Beach
FL  32114
3-86/-252-1151
N/A
www.cranecams.com
Probe Industries
1650 W. 228th St.
Torrance
CA  90501
310-784-2977
www.probeindustries.com
Edelbrock Corp.
2700 California St.
Torrance
CA  90503
310-781-2222
www.edelbrock.com
Westech Performance Group
11098 Venture Dr., Unit C
Mira Loma
CA  91752
9-09/-685-4767
www.westechperformance.com
Fel-Pro Inc.
www.fel-pro.com
Wilson Manifolds
4700 NE 11th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale
FL  33334
954-771-6216
www.wilsonmanifolds.com
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