Once we found out that the crank was junk, it was very easy to decide that we should go ahead and stroke the big-block to get all the power and torque out of it that we could. Still, we want the truck to be drivable, so we will probably go with a mild to medium cam. We also aim to keep the compression around 9:1 so we can run pump gas. Summit Racing recommended an Eagle Competition Rotating Assembly that will put our early ’70s Dodge engine right at 505 ci and hopefully not too far above 9:1. Yep, that ought to do it. The heart of the stroker kit is the forged 4340 crank and connecting rods. Look ma: shiny new engine parts.