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355 stroker as a daily driver?

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I sent my VT 5.0l in to get all it's leaks fixed. It was leaking from every place possible and more. I saw myself the chunks of gasket they pulled out of the sump. Anyway they've had it a while now and I'm being told I'd near be better off getting a stroker kit put in while it's all pulled apart etc. Just wondering if anyone out there drives one as a daily driver like I will be? Running kids to school, groceries, powercruise maybe! If I drive mostly nicely what sort of money would I be putting in for fuel? Will I ruin the value of the 5.0l? Does anyone else have one?
 

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355 Holden stroker engines are great for effortless power and torque, you won't be disappointed.
 

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Do it. By the time you get rods re-sized and honed, crank ground and new pistons/re-bore etc it only costs a little more to get that stroker crank and new rods to suit instead. With a mild to moderate roller cam it'll drive like stock but go a lot better. Talk to a engine builder about what you want to achieve and what they suggest.
 

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Do it. By the time you get rods re-sized and honed, crank ground and new pistons/re-bore etc it only costs a little more to get that stroker crank and new rods to suit instead. With a mild to moderate roller cam it'll drive like stock but go a lot better. Talk to a engine builder about what you want to achieve and what they suggest.
Thanks, reassurance is always good! I was told the same by the guy doing the work but you just never know. I think we might just have to give him the go ahead then
 

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Do it. By the time you get rods re-sized and honed, crank ground and new pistons/re-bore etc it only costs a little more to get that stroker crank and new rods to suit instead. With a mild to moderate roller cam it'll drive like stock but go a lot better. Talk to a engine builder about what you want to achieve and what they suggest.
The rods and crank would likely be fine and not require any work.
however do the stroker :)
 

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True, it depends on how thorough you want to be.
 

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We're going to be pretty thorough, there's no point having to go back and replace or fix stuff later. That's just more money again :)
 

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Do it , you love it.
Drive sensibly and fuel use shouldn't be much worse .
Lots of vt ss around but if really worried about originality ( you probably don't have this luxury as it's a daily = a pain / costing while out of action) pick up another block ( although they're not as cheap now) , I'm hanging out for one = to keep the matching # engine stock for the maloo.
As immortality said moderate cam , bump compression, cubes = you won't know yourself. Will be fun on power cruise.

I might add worth hanging onto for as long as possible = last of the iron lions with obviously the most modern chassis they came out in.
 
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Do it , you love it.
Drive sensibly and fuel use shouldn't be much worse .
Lots of vt ss around but if really worried about originality ( you probably don't have this luxury as it's a daily = a pain / costing while out of action) pick up another block ( although they're not as cheap now) , I'm hanging out for one = to keep the matching # engine stock for the maloo.
As immortality said moderate cam , bump compression, cubes = you won't know yourself. Will be fun on power cruise.
My bad, it's a 97 SS with a HSV hydrolic roller cam ‍o_O Would that make it easier regarding the bigger cam and putting the stroker in?
 

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Roller cam is just more beneficial and make more power for the same duration flat tappet, even a really mild grind and better reliability. The only thing I would suggest is going to tie-bar lifters instead of the stock type with the wishbone plates that tend to fail over time and stuff a lifter and cam.
 
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