79 camaro 383 stroker new build

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Well, this thread is a very welcoming surprise to BAT.

I am going to take time to follow this one. My name is anik and I am also stroking a 302. very similar process, cant wait to see this done.
 

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when my block is gonna be bored, it should be 347.

again, process is similar, I didnt catch what rotating kit you put into it, I am look either at a scat kit, or just doing myself on the cheap. so, again, very interested in this thread. again, VERY interested.
 

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Well the oil pump is a High pressure and High volume pump ... I got it so there would be no questions about rather all parts where getting adequate oil ... to be honest I really figured the pressure would be even higher then 75 psi .. yeah it was a cold engine only running a few minutes at a time .... so far I've pulled the valve covers again, pulled two of the rockers and push rods out and stuck my bore scope in to the engine just to see if there was anything obvious that could be wrong ... from what I could see all looks good ...I have also drained the oil and I'm currently in the process of cutting open the filter .. so far no shiny particulars or metal shavings thank God!... I went and picked up some VR1 HIGH ZINC oil, if the filter checks out ok I've decide to put a new filter on and the new oil ,top it off with antifreeze and let it run .. the smoking problem I'm pretty sure is just the rings not being seated yet .. and as for the valve train .. the oil was the only big change that I did different from previous when I've ran this engine when it was a 355... and I had no valve noises then .. so I'm just going to hope for the best and see how these next few steps go ...
 

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Do I understand correctly, the heads, cam/valve stuff, and block are all the same as when it was 355; only the crank/rods/pistons are different?

The oil pressure is fine. You did the same as I would do and are getting the same results for oil pressure I would expect.
 

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UPDATE : after checking the oil filter , it looked good .. I then put on a new filter and used the VR1 valvoline20w50 race oil... after first start the engine had blow by coming out the valve covers .. once the engine got up to temperature the blow by is now gone and the engine is NOT smoking out the exhaust either ... and the valve train noise is also gone .. nice and smooth .. so the moral of this is I highly recommend to anyone to use this oil it is high in zinc additive and it's made a believer out of me .. I have not had ANY good luck using synthetic oils in older engines .. and just a reminder this engine was a BRAND NEW BUILD.. hope this info helps others and thanks to everyone that's put in there $.02 it's always nice to be able to bounce ideas off other people to help point you in your next direction.. problem solved
 

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Dear gear head, thx for the posts. I am running a somewhat stock 302 and now have a spare bare bone block. Which I previously wrote before, will be stroked out like yours.

In my stock engine, I am running normal synthetic 5w30 april oil. quebec company.

Sicne this is a local company, I put that shyte in every client car for the last ten ish yrs, love it.


zinc content is just enough for this old 1994 pushrod. 2%.
 
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