Bulldog Blocks

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Briz, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    RL called me a few days ago and we were talking about the new blocks / heads ect for our higher performance engines. He mentioned the experimental bulldog block and there there was only 5 of these made and he has the last known un built example. This morning we spoke and he asked if I would transport it up to the nationals to do a side by side comparison with the new products. Asked me to get together with Fred Catlin when I get up there to hand it off.

    Do any of you guys know anything about this block?
     
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  2. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Don't know about the block but do remember a problem with people paying upfront and not receiving money back.
     
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  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Didn't Bob Makley split one of those in half in the procharged car??:D
     
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  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I thought that was for the heads.
     
  5. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Dunno but I'll ask when I see him on Friday,.
     
  6. m louk

    m louk Well-Known Member

    I thought bulldog made an aluminum block from the mold designed for iron because of issues with iron and yes he split the aluminum block seen the photos happened during Dyno testing they noticed coolant leak if I remember correctly
     
  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Sounds familiar.
     
  8. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member


    Old Bulldog block threads:

    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-my-bulldog-block.90900/


    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/bulldog-block-on-dyno-at-pae.143494/#post-1107362
     
  9. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Wow! I was stressed...lol!

    Thank goodness TA came to the rescue with what we needed.

    I was very "in" early with both deposit, then full payment. After many missed deadlines, I got cold feet. I was lucky and got a refund. Some others did not...

    Jeff Strube, along with Bobb had the two I remember running.
     
  10. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Briz,

    That will be a better side by side compassion next year, when you can line a Tomahawk and Wildcat block up next to it, and have a look.. right now the Wildcat is still in production, they are not due out in cast iron till Spring.. Last I heard, Ken was doing a couple in alum billet, that program is to start shortly, I got a text the other of a huge chuck of alum billet on a forklift.. I don't know if they are simply tooling/CNC programing prep pieces, and display stuff, or meant to be actual working blocks, you would have to ask Ken.

    JW
     
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  11. Rob Ross

    Rob Ross Well-Known Member

    Fred Catlin will be with me, we can meet up at the track or ?
     
  12. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    What day you guys coming down Rob?
     
  13. Rob Ross

    Rob Ross Well-Known Member

    We'll be in town Wednesday night, the track on Thursday. You?
     
  14. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    Thursday AM, sorry Briz, wasn’t trying to hijack your thread.
     
  15. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    No problem. This morning all this went to crap. I was at RL's place at 7am to pick up the block and plate frames. He didnt have it at his house so I didnt get it loaded. So for all practical purposes this is a bust. Like Jim said. next year will be better. Im in BG now at the quality inn.
     
  16. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    A little early Briz.....
     
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  17. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    LOL. He beat Brian Williams there... :D
     
  18. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    See you Tuesday at the Campground Briz
     
  19. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Briz, get me a picnic table, a 50 gallon garbage can, and maybe 20 or 30 pallets to burn!!!
     
  20. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    ??? Thought it was today! LOL, not.

    Not going over to the track. Getting ready to head north in the next 20 mins.
     

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