I know this subject has been raised before but it never gets really deep .... I have a 78 Dodge C-Class with a 440. What I have fantasized about is doing a stroker motor and an O.D trany for it. How would you build it ? What crank ? 4.15 or 4.25 ... What Rods ? How does rod ratio play into torque and reliability ? Bore ? I am thinking as little as possible to maintain wall thickness .. Heads ... Stock MH heads with extra cooling passages or Aluminum ? Pistons ? raised pistons domes to create quench using stock open chambers? Forged or Hypertechs ? Rings ? Coatings for heat dissipation ? Exhaust ... headers or factory truck center dumps ? 3” dual. Cam profile ? Lets have a deep analysis of this . DONT MENTION DIESELS. I KNOW THEY MAKE TORQUE . @Wyrmrider I read your posts on Speedtalk and liked your input on a similar subject but that thread died quickly.