20 years ago my brother in law bought a 440, K&B stroker crank, Hemi rods 400 pistons, It was in a running car, full body charger all interior running 10.2, he brought it home and wanted to put new gaskets in it, he found that the crank has a hair line crack at the snout, it runs up the snout not around it, motor has sit ever since he lost interest in it because of the crack, I got the motor a couple of days ago and want to run it, I feel that the crack can be v-ground and welded then run a lite weight balancer, this same set-up was in hot rod mag back then, and they claimed the motor made 900 foot pounds of tork at 6000 rpm
Sound like you are the go to man for any questions I may have, I'm still learning alot about big inch mopar strokers. I haope you dont mind if I bug you from time to time about my 512 stroker. Speaking of questions will the wear on the block affect how well the thrust plate works, Should I fill in the worn area or leave it, I can take a pic of it for you so you can get a better idea of what I'm dealing with. I just want it to work and work well without having to break it down every couple of thousand miles.
i also am looking for the lenses for bullet style turn signal indicators i tried to clean mine and upon removal i chipped one so i stopped any way i am sure you know they are the ones that sit on fender and are about size of a nickel