Let's start off with that ive never got the chance to build a car engine but I've built a few Harley engines and worked on many bikes. I'm not scared to jump into a engine build and have a few books coming in the mail on building sbc's. There's nothing that I can't do, just things that I haven't done yet. Jumping ahead my 84 k10 on 40's came with a GM goodwrench 350. It has a Edelbrock intake and carb and some headers. Backed by a 400 and 4.10 gears the truck gets 17mpg average but has no balls. I have another goodwrench crate that I bought for a core and have been thinking about building a stroker like they were originally intended for, nothing fancy and keep it simple. In my mind I'm thinking about getting a "383" kit from summit, the one they suggested is https://www.summitracing.com/parts/esp-b13055e030/overview/make/chevrolet Since I like to make things difficult I could take my block to the machine shop and have it checked, bored and aligned etc and do the grinding at home to clearance for the new crank and rods. With a stroker short block I could recondition the crate heads, or redo my 882 heads which summit says should net me with 9.2.1 compression with the kit they suggested. Plan is to take my summit heads off my other engine and replace them with bigger aluminum ones next winter so I could slap those heads on my stroker for a good boost in power after that. I just bought a lunati 10120701LK cam last week that I could use for this new combo. I want more torque and not to kill my mpg like I did in my white truck. I know it sounds like over kill for just a little increase but It'll be my first build and basically everything will be new. I like to be different and would de stroke a 400 if I didn't have 2 350 cores waiting already. Any tips, comments, constructive advice?