Stroking a 351c is cool fun.
Simply because you don't need to buy aftermarket heads to get good power. I have a kitten cam in my stroker right now and it put out 290 RWHP through an AOD with nothing done to the heads. The car idles like a stock 289 at the red lights 7Dstroker has 430 RWHP out of his 408 cleveland stroker with bone stock heads a little wilder solid roller cam.
I love my cleveland stroker and you can have it when you pry it from my cold dead hand. Even it I did break the oil pump in it And I will prob be adding a little bit more on the cam soon
If you've got about $10-12.00 per crankshaft HP to build it right, I'd say have a blast. You could run Super Gas with something like that..... really, the only con is not having the budget to do it right. I'd hate to see a good Cleveland block and 4V heads ruined.
That's why I run a W in the race car.....who really cares if it breaks?