We're doing a run of Stock Spec TA Aluminum Blocks!

Discussion in 'News and Information' started by TABuickMike, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    As the title states, we're going to do a run of Stock Spec aluminum blocks (stock mains/crank, stock cam, stock deck height). If you are interested in one, please call and put one on order to ensure that you will receive one as the quantity that we will have available in stock will be limited. We'll give a few weeks for people to put one on order and I'll update the thread with how much time is left. If you know of someone who may be interested, please let them know as 1. it takes months to do a run of blocks and 2. we'd like to have a few in stock and would like to avoid selling those during production when we could have added more onto the run if the order was placed now :TU:

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
     
  2. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    for a 550-600 cubic inch engine would stock specifications be good or you don't recommend it?
     
  3. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm pretty sure he's referring to the options for raised deck and large cam journals
     
  4. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Ok so i gotta put a deposit on one now since theyre gonna do a run!
     
  5. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    I wanna use the TA Aluminum 455 block and a set of TA Stage 2 heads to build a 600 CI engine
    that looks stock, idles smooth and makes enough torque to stop the rotation of the earth!!!;-)
     
  6. Cellguy

    Cellguy 86 Somerset Screamer

    Mike,
    Will the stock spec block cost the same as the block that has the stock mains, bigger cam tunnel and stock deck height?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2012
  7. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    To be honest, the reason we never really made an all stock spec'd block is because we wouldn't recommend that; we designed the blocks to use smaller mains and a bigger cam for a reason. We're doing a run of blocks like this for people who want to reuse their current components (say they have a lot of money in custom crank and cam already and don't want to have to buy another, in this case they just want to upgrade the block) or for people who just want to use their stock crank for whatever reason :pp. If your going to build a whole new engine, I'd recommend one of our other versions.

    As for a price, it will depend on how much each block costs to cast and machine.
     
  8. staged67gspwr

    staged67gspwr "The Black Widow"

    Mike,do you have any of the other blocks still in stock?
     
  9. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Yes we do.
     
  10. rufstok

    rufstok Well-Known Member

    How long will it take to have one machined?
     
  11. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    Umm, I believe it usually takes a few weeks to have them all machined, so a couple days per block I figure. Machining is a few months away, we have to place the order, wait for the foundry to get going on the run, cast the blocks and then ship them to be machined.
     
  12. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    What type of deposit are we talking about?
     
  13. Steve Schlater

    Steve Schlater Well-Known Member

    Mike,

    I just ran across this thread......did you guys make a run of these "stock" blocks yet ?
     
  14. TABuickMike

    TABuickMike Michael Tomaszewski Jr

    No we haven't. If anyone is interested in one, call us up!
     
  15. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    Mike, After 6 months did anyone at all make a deposit or show definite interest. This might be important to see if any of these guys might want a new cast head ( THE TOMAHAWK HEAD! ) with water jackets or billet heads with water jackets.
     
  16. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Ken, You know I'm in on a set of Tomahawk heads with water jackets. Cast or billet.

    Probably do a stock aluminum block for a street monster I have in mind, also.
     
  17. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Mike, What kind of money are we talking for a deposit on one of these blocks. Im collecting parts for a future build and this would be the best platform to start with.
     
  18. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    I reserved my stock spec block today.
     
  19. HotRodRivi

    HotRodRivi Tomahawks sighted overseas

    what happened to the pics of the stg 2 factory heads?
     

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