Bulldog Blocks

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

  1. jmhock

    jmhock Well-Known Member

    I have one of the Al blocks, or maybe the only one. Still in car (street), 67 CA GS, and had to redo it a few times to get it correct. Titanium intake valves and retainers, Fast EFI, Hyd Roller. Most all TA stuff. Glad to send additional pictures to text or email. Need any dimensions, let me know.
  2. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    Know this is a very old thread, but thought it was interesting that I was at a friend's machine shop last week and he had two blocks made by Bulldog. Yes the same guy. One was a hemi and the other a RB. Both looked excellent. Hemi going to Ray Barton for build. Guess we will see. Seems once the guy gets something finished he wants to go on to something else. Now he's going to make a big bore spacing aluminum hemi for Pro Mod type engines. These were cast iron.
  3. slimfromnz

    slimfromnz Kiwi Abroad

    Unless he intends on building billet blocks for Pro Mod type engines, cant really see much of a market
  4. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    Not specific to Pro Mod, but a 5" bore spacing block, but yes as my friend told him there is more market for the block he has.
  5. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    So a Cadillac race block then?

    The Cadillac 368/425/472/500 engine platform has a 5" bore spacing.
  6. 8587GN

    8587GN Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who bought a Bulldog Mopar 440 block, guess what ? it wasn't right.......... he now has a KB aluminum 440 block. he was supposed to meet the owner of whatever Bulldog is called now at PRI to get his money back, and return the messed up block, guy wouldn't answer his phone
  7. gymracer01

    gymracer01 Well-Known Member

    That's real good to know. Most any block has to be machined
    TA told me theirs would.
  8. ShadyLane

    ShadyLane Active Member

    Yes he is making some 440 and hemi cast iron blocks. He was making them for Muscle Motors but they went under so now he makes them for whoever is willing to risk a deposit since his past is well known. BES just did a build with a block of his and it needed work but was usable. Mopar stopped making CI blocks some time ago so there's a big void needing filling. As far as pro mod goes I doubt anyone working out of their garage with a dubious past is going to compete with BAE on pro mod hemis.

    I'd bet he still has the Buick engine block molds because as far as I know he wound never sell them.
  9. jmhock

    jmhock Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know how many Bulldog blocks, cast iron and aluminum, were made and how they are holding up?
  10. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    How much did the aluminum block weigh?
  11. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    I can only think of two, maybe three of each.

    Can't remember which material, but Bobb Makely split his in half. There

    There were a couple iron/ NA combos that lived ok, but I think those blocks were heavy.

    No one really advanced performance beyond a stock iron block until the TA aluminium block came out
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  12. TORQUED455

    TORQUED455 Well-Known Member

    Which half?
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  13. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

  14. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I saw that block while I was in his shop. Also saw the BD iron block build he has and says its very strong.

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