So last week I told you about the plan to really crank the wick up on our Buford T Justice Caprice by building a 388ci stroker small block for the car. For those of you playing at home, a 388 is a 4.06 bore and a 3.75 stroke. Do the math, it works out. The reason for the large bore is that we’re trying to keep our bill as cheap as possible on this one and that means reusing stuff. The block is part of that stuff. At some point in its life the engine had been rebuilt once and bored .040 over when that happened. Dana Hard at Camco Racing Engines, where the work is being done on this thing was on board with our miserly plans and originally we were going to see if we could simply get away with barely honing the cylinder walls just to clean them up. Unfortunately by the time we tried that too much material was gone and we had to bore it 0.60 over. Hey, more cubes are good cubes, right? As I mentioned in the first story we will be reusing as many components as we can from the engine that was in the car to save money. We upgraded in other areas and where we did that we tried to spend wisely on parts and pieces that give us the most power per dollar and will also stand up to the wanton abuse that this engine will suffer at my hands and heavy feet.
This is going to be the parts list that we’ll use to build the engine with.
Next installment we’ll get into the construction of the thing but for now, here’s the lineup that will make ol’ Buford roar like never before on the street and the strip.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK AS WE START BUILDING THIS THING!