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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:42 am 
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i've been looking into getting an aftermarket block for my 331tt project..
but price varies quite alot..

a dart block is about 2.5k from summit, world products are only about $100 less, and then theres the ford racing block which is cosiderably less..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-Rac ... QQtcZphoto

what are the hp ratings of each block, im pretty sure the dart is rated to 1600hp, what about the ford racing block?

i'm fairly sure this set up will never see 1000+hp so im thinking about block rated at 800+ would be sufficient, if the ford racing block fits the bill?

any other blocks i should look into as well?

thanks for your time..

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:57 am 
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Have a read from the bottom of this link mate. I was talking about looking at the BOSS block and a few people steered me in the right direction.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/302-top- ... 8-280.html

I reckon the Dart Sportsman is the way to go.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:10 am 
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ahh thanks mate..
looks like i'll have to water my money tree and purchase one...

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:17 am 
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The Dart block requires less machining...
The bore are slightly undersize so they can be honed to size... Lifter bores are the same..
The deck is .020 taller.. But o/k left that way...
In some cases the sump needs modifiing around #4 mains cap. But no big deal...
It doesn't take long to spend on machining what you save on cheaper block...
My block is the Iron Eagle version with 5 mians caps..

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:33 pm 
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Mine 2 is an iron eagle with 5 main caps. The caps are cleveland size in mine. Rated to 2500hp, so i shouldnt have a problem with the correct tune. not that i am going to make anywhere near that
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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:20 pm 
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DART is my choice, I've also got an Iron Eagle with 5 4 bolt billet caps.

For your application I'd strongly consider the DART 8.2" Sportsman, it is the equivalent of the original Ford Racing R302 and A4 (V8 Supercar) blocks.

You can have a DART Sportsman for $2900 delivered here in Perth.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:41 pm 
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whats the price difference between a sportsman/iron eagle?

its a lot of money for a piece of metal :roll: ....

thanks for the replies all..

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:19 pm 
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blacksabbath189 wrote:
whats the price difference between a sportsman/iron eagle?

its a lot of money for a piece of metal :roll: ....

thanks for the replies all..


About $400-500 between the Iron Eagle and the Sportsman... The Iron Eagle will need a custom pan to clear the rear cap though.

I don't think that $3000 is all that much for a "piece of metal", seeing as people pay that and more for a set of heads. Its no good having a great crank, rods pistons or heads if the block junks itself. It all becomes expensive scrap.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:10 pm 
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yeh i was just saying mate...

but if you can get a sportsman block to my door for $2900, i might be looking at getting one off you soon BOTTLEDUP...

and just live off 2 minute noodles for half a year. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:39 pm 
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I said our door.... I'd have to find out what it would cost to freight to Albany, or else come for a scenic drive. :)

 

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