Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by Woodie, Jul 6, 2005.
Yep! Here's a picture of the test block that was in Bowling Green.
Holly crap that looks heavy!
I think that this block looks more beefy than some after market BBC Ive Seen.
I'd rather have heavy than broken!
Actually it's not that heavy I believe it's around 230lb's which isn't bad for a iron block.My buddy's 9.2 deck dart ford block was right around 200lb's.
What's the latest news on the big announcement?
If this trend keeps up, I'll be looking at the PROTOTYPE block again at the PRI, instead of the real thing. I am seriously considering one of these blocks for myself, but like alot of peolpe, I'm waiting to see some REAL results. Please do what you can to pull us out of the dark! Steve
I like the looks of that block. Out of curiosity, whats the weight of the stock block?
Ok, here's the news. Throughout all th problesm we have had with trying to get a good casting out of foundry number 2, we did get something else out of them. Ready?
How about an Aluminum 455 block. Yes , that's right, we do have an aluminum Bulldog block. I t weighs 135 pounds before machining.
It has been around for awhile but kept under wraps since we did not know where we were going to go with it. It's a good casting.
If anyone is interested in an alum version of the Bulldog block, they will run aprox $1500 more than the cast iron version, they'll of course have stell sleeves and steel main caps. .
I have some pictures but need to get them transferred to my site. Jim Burek
A stock block weighs about 190 pounds. Jim Burek
Dang! :TU: :grin: :shock:
I'm interested in a aluminum block. WHat is the max bore? Will it still come with all the same options? What is the projected HP limit? Can the deck still be cut .300" or so??
I'd say that worked
As a better comparison, what does a stock block weigh with a block gridle, halo girdle, lifter girdle, Hardblok, and all the other stuff to keep the block in one piece?
A factory block with girdles, hard block lifter girdle and all the typical bandaids is around 245 pounds. Jim Burek
Aluminum 455 block!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:3gears: :3gears: :3gears: :TU:
Now this is some suprisingly great news!!!
I am curious what the difference in strength will be between the iron and aluminum blocks?
Great news! Alright you doubled my interest and woke me up. Three huge questions and this is not by any means to sound like a smart ass. These are serious question I have as I may also want an aluminum block. Jim I already have an iron on order with Finishline so I am not talking pipe dreams I am serious on this matter.
1. Does this mean the iron blocks are not going to be made.
2. When will the aluminum blocks be ready (time frame, close approx.) to move out of the machine shop to my stubby fingers.
3. Will the the production run of the aluminum blocks be ready; before, during or after the iron production blocks are ready to go. (time frame again)
...and when I say "ready" I mean already casted and completed or near completed at the machine shop. And when I say "production blocks" I do not mean the prototype, I mean the blocks going out the door to waiting customers.
Thank you again,
It's not April Fools Day is it uzzled:
NOPE definately not April fools day Danie. I have known about this for a few months now. But was told in the confidence of a friend, and asked not to say anything. I am REALLYYYYYYYYYYYY glad Jim and Dick finally decided to speak up ya know ? Some secrets are just too hard to keep :Brow: . FINALLY, I have room for one more rattlin' around up in my noggin'. OH waittttttttttt. Dammit, Filled that spot quick hehe......... :Brow: