I think you will get more power once you get it dialed in. Also, once you get the new brakes and a little more practice you will find you can full power into a hill and carry the rev's right over the hill. The only time that doesn't work is if the hill is really steep or if someone gets in your way. In those cases you are screwed.
I think it was the New England Sonnet club newsletter that had an interesting article about rallying the strokers. Bruce T. will remember.
It was an interview with someone who was on the rally team. He said they sent the word to dealerships to watch for strokers that seemed fast. Apparently, some engines were just faster than others. Quality control may have been a slight issue. When a mechanic identified a fast car, the dealer would inform the owner that something was wrong with the engine and that it would be replaced under warranty. The owner would leave happy with a fresh engine and the fast engine would be sent to the rally group as a race motor.
He also said they would put foam in the bottom of the engine and carve it to form as close as possible to the crankshaft. This would minimize the open area in the bottom of the engine. As the fuel came into the bottom of the engine, the spinning crank would push it up into the cylinder with greater force.
The only practical way to get more horsepower seems to be to get the engine out of a monte carlo or sport. It is a different crank, I believe. I also understand you get more horsepower, but even less low end.
I thought I read that Bud Clark or someone did put a supercharger from a modern 6 cylinder on a stroker, but I don't think it was ever done again.
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