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382 Stroker Basics?

This is a discussion on 382 Stroker Basics? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm getting my 382 stroker short block sometime next week and was wondering if there's anything special I need to ...

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    382 Stroker Basics?

    I'm getting my 382 stroker short block sometime next week and was wondering if there's anything special I need to consider? I.E.--sensors from my old ls1 work, etc... I was reading some threads today and heard of another guy with a 382 that bent his pushrods because they were stock length??? I have some TR hardened pushrods that I had on my previous LS1 and was wondering if they would work...no more than 10-15K on them. The same with my cam (TR230 reverse split 230/224 575/563 110 lsa)...same miles...too small--clearance issues? I recently broke a valve on my head, which wedged the head of the valve sideways into the seat, which in turn partially shattered the #8, so I'll need new heads as well. Should I get the Patriot Stage 2 ls6 or ls1? The reason I ask is due to the fact that I'll need new valve covers and I'm not sure if the centerbolts have coil bracket provisions that will accomodate my stock coils and brackets. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping for at least 400 rwhp...
    BTW...any how-to links on a doing the engine swap...I've never dropped an engine through the bottom of a car before.
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    Where are you getting the short block from??

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    LS1 Automotive and Performance Parts out of Arizona

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    Why are you dropping it from the bottom?
    It's SOOOO easy from the top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    Why are you dropping it from the bottom?
    It's SOOOO easy from the top!
    Really??

    Took mine out the bottom in a one car garage in about 2 hours. 6 bolts hold the k-member in. 3 to each side. You can leave the tranny on. Just disconnect the brake lines and wiring harness and keep an eye out when you lift the car off the k-member. Then you can roll it out using the front wheels to help balance.

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    I thought you had to pull it out of the bottom? I haven't pulled it yet and already have the intake, heads, and front accessories off...would it be that hard to pull it from the top? To be honest, I was stressing on how I was going to get the front of my car that high in the air. Any suggestion or tips are welcomed.
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    Well, I guess it's 6 of one and a half-dozen of the other.

    We left everything on the motor (pulled accessories and pulley) and unbolted the bell housing and pulled that sucker. That didn't take too long either.

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    LS1 shouldn't come out the top with the intake on. Of course, I am not 100% on this, I went from the bottom. Just what I have heard.

    Everything can be left on when you drop it...this I do know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    Why are you dropping it from the bottom?
    It's SOOOO easy from the top!
    ive seen em come out from the top before http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2172202/2 , seems to me like it'd be easier to take it out thru the bottom.

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    Do what you want. We pulled the intake and accessories and pulley, and pulled it right out, easy as can be. Seemed much easier than lifting the car that high, but I've never pulled it from the bottom. Do what you want.

    Has anybody actually done it BOTH ways to compare them? That'd be the person to talk to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4cer View Post
    Do what you want. We pulled the intake and accessories and pulley, and pulled it right out, easy as can be. Seemed much easier than lifting the car that high, but I've never pulled it from the bottom. Do what you want.

    Has anybody actually done it BOTH ways to compare them? That'd be the person to talk to.
    Then I'm the person to ask and by far bottom is easiest

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    Thanks for the advice everyone!

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    So what's in the way from the top? We just took that stuff off and yanked it out, no problem. I really don't think either way would be harder than the other would it? Clue me in, and next time I'll ask my mechanic to yank from the bottom if I have an idea why it's better. I'm always down to learn.

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