I am looking for thoughts on this engine build. I know this is not the optimal way to build an engine but I am trying to build this engine with extra parts that I currently have.
Stock Rod to Stroke ratio is 6.608 divided by 3.9 = 1.694 which many engine builders supposedly strive for 1.700
My 535 rod to stroke ratio is 7.100 divided by 4.5 = 1.577
The 523 that I am looking to build could look something like this... 6.350 divided by 4.400 = 1.443
The reason to build the 523 like this is that I already have a nice piston with a 1.977 pin height. So,m y concern with this combination is certainly the rod to stroke ratio being to low. In addition to the low rod to stroke ratio the rod angle would put greater side loads on the block. This build is only going to be a 10:1 compression ratio and is really a street strip application
What do you think of this situation? Or would I be better off just building a 464 with the 1.7 rod to stroke ratio?
Thanks in advance!