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    Anyone heard or can someone from TA give us an update on the new BBB block???
    Shawn
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    Hi Shawn!

    Progress is being made from what I hear! My guess is that you'll see some results by spring/summer.

    I know it's been said before about the BD block, but this time I think it's true........... "good things come to those who wait".

    (Also watch for some new "killer" heads too!!)

    Steve
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    Hey Steve how are things? I hope better. Im kinda excited to see whats coming, the 525 wasnt really practical for the street at 12.5-1 scompression.
    600 cubes and a procharger is sounding good.
    Shawn
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    2005 Chevy Z71
    2013 GHIG Mustang BOSS 302.. 12.56@115 BONE STOCK
    1972 GS455 69k miles original except paint, 470 BBB w Stage 2 TEs in the works,

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    Doesn't PAE offer an all new 455 block?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71skylark3504v View Post
    Doesn't PAE offer an all new 455 block?
    Please tell me that's just a really bad joke...

    Devon
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    Cason P.
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    Do a search here for bulldog block. Make sure you have lots of buttered popcorn!

    Apparently the blocks are cast from unobtainium, if you catch my drift.

    Devon
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    "Doesn't PAE offer an all new 455 block?"

    Yes, that's what I hear!! They offer them in aluminum or CI. In stock.... ready to ship??!! How many do you want?? hehe LOL

    Steve
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    Ya They actually sold 2 of them, the other 100 guys are STILL WAITING for theirs. 2 yrs + later.
    Shawn
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    6.
    Bobb Makley
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71skylark3504v View Post
    Doesn't PAE offer an all new 455 block?

    Cason, give them a call and ask if they can ship you a block this week/month/year....

    We have many members that paid significant deposits on a new block 3-4 YEARS ago, that have yet to see any sign of said block in their garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gramlow View Post
    Cason, give them a call and ask if they can ship you a block this week/month/year....

    We have many members that paid significant deposits on a new block 3-4 YEARS ago, that have yet to see any sign of said block in their garage.
    I had no idea about that situation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobb Makley View Post
    6.
    6 blocks or 6 years?



    alan

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    blocks
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    70 Stage 2 Street eliminator 9.80's @136 R.I.P
    72 stage 2 3750 LBS
    Pro charged bulldog block
    8.80's @153+w/ 1.34 60
    85 pro Street regal
    10.40's @ 128

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    There are 6 blocks??? are you hoarding them all Bobb??? LOL
    Shawn
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    2005 Chevy Z71
    2013 GHIG Mustang BOSS 302.. 12.56@115 BONE STOCK
    1972 GS455 69k miles original except paint, 470 BBB w Stage 2 TEs in the works,

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    Where are the other 5 Bob? You're not using them for night stands and door stops are you?
    David


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobb Makley View Post
    6.
    Doesn't Jim B. have one too, so doesn't that make 7? 3 irons plus "x" aluminum?
    Nitrous is just a "poor-man's blower" on a payment plan.
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    Doesn't PAE offer an all new 455 block?

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...=bulldog+block

    that right there will give you an idea. Burek got involved with Bradshaw and is doing the best he can but Bradshaw is really letting him and everyone else down.

    i've been by Bradshaw's shop and, as best as i can determine, the man has no interest in the business side of things.

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    This block thing is unbelieviable. A friend of mine had a deposit on one, but sold his place to a friend of his and now feels bad about sticking him with it. I'm not sure how many are out there. I have personally seen 2. The one in Bobb's car and the aluminum one that was at Indy for the Buick race a couple of years ago. I also saw an aluminum one at PAE last Christmas (2006). I think this was the same aluminum one that was at Indy. I guess it's good I can't get ahold of one, it's saving me money.
    Jim N.

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    Guys, I got a new catalog from TA while at the BJ Auction and it hints about the new block. I also talked to Mike at the auction and he either said his pattern equiptment was being made or had already been made. He said he had incorporated many features to make this block highly desirable for lots of different applications from mild to wild. The last thing he said to me was he knew he needed to get on here and talk about it. So give him a few days and I bet he tells us more. It sounds like it's right around the corner.
    John Looney

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    I also saw their new catalogue over the weekend, it has a page dedicated to the new block ( the Thomahawk) I believe is what it said. Either way I can't wait to see the gs's back on top at the buick races. I own both a TR and a GS
    but I still like to see the BBB, as top dog.
    Shawn
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    2005 Chevy Z71
    2013 GHIG Mustang BOSS 302.. 12.56@115 BONE STOCK
    1972 GS455 69k miles original except paint, 470 BBB w Stage 2 TEs in the works,

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    I agree I don't care who makes it lets just get them readily available. So we can step on these things and get back in the hunt at the tracks
    Bobb Makley
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    8.80's @153+w/ 1.34 60
    85 pro Street regal
    10.40's @ 128

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    So when the Alum Block is in buicks, then will the old time----iron buick blocks you racers used to use, will be "old school" and be passed on to us that are less fortunate? (cheap) Hate to see you guys stumbling over them in your garages....
    DAVE and DAYNA DECHENT

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    Dave,
    That happened with the iron heads once the aluminums came out. Many of us were recipients of well ported iron heads as many made the switch to aluminum. There were a lot of heads with upwards of $3000 worth of work into them being sold for half that. One can only hope the same thing will happen when "everyone" is running aluminum blocks... Of course with a 10.6 under your belt there's only so far you can go with those castoffs.
    Steve E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71GS455 View Post
    Dave,
    That happened with the iron heads once the aluminums came out. Many of us were recipients of well ported iron heads as many made the switch to aluminum. There were a lot of heads with upwards of $3000 worth of work into them being sold for half that. One can only hope the same thing will happen when "everyone" is running aluminum blocks... Of course with a 10.6 under your belt there's only so far you can go with those castoffs.
    It's True. Guess bracket racing is it for me.
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    1968 Skylark ragtop-430 tall port stg-1 cam.
    3-1968 Skylark rag tops--all parts cars
    1968-GS 350 -parts car
    1940 Buick Special- parts
    1969 Chevelle Malibu-307..couldnt kill it!!!
    1971 Lemans Sport-350-sold it to get married...still have the Wife!!!

 

 
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