The New Wildcat HD Cast Iron block from Kenny Betts Racing

Discussion in 'Our Products' started by ken betts, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    How are the blocks coming?
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  2. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We are waiting to finish a manifold, then the machine stock drawings. The foundry is ready to go and waiting on us.
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  3. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Intake manifold??
  4. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    It’s a tall billet tunnel ram for Wildcat heads
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  5. dan zepnick

    dan zepnick Well-Known Member

    Anything available for track elimator heads?
  6. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We will be making a new intake when we remake Wildcat heads for street and race. We are designing a port that will flow 400 cfm plus with no expensive cnc or hand porting. They will be available with S2 and S1 exhaust. We are doing blocks and our Big Wildcat Head first. We do have ports in a head but that project won’t progress until the foundry has started the existing projects.
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  7. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Not trying to bug you but I'm feeling hungry for some fresh info...

    Do you have any updates or ETA's for deliveries to begin on the KBR Wildcat Cast Iron blocks??
    Will the blocks be ready to go with standard prep work or will there be extensive specialized finishing and fitment necessary?? My apologies if this is all ground that has been well covered, but I don't have a FaceBalls account and most of the information I receive comes from

    I am patiently waiting while anxiously dreaming of a 555 cubic inch iron block with all the Buick accoutrements that will allow two moderately sized, or maybe just one HUGE turbo that cranks out 2500-3000 HP without a steady diet of spent head gaskets. My dream engine will definitely lose any propensity to display all of it's internal secrets to any and all onlookers in yard sale fashion!

    Great flowing heads, a custom camshaft that will capitalize on that Buick Torque!

    Am I dreaming?? Will I get to experience what I've only been imagining so far???

    Last edited: Aug 6, 2020
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  8. B-rock

    B-rock Well-Known Member

    3 months and no updates? Im trying to hold out for this block if it lives up to whats been posted. but time is a ticking and I have a good block in my garage. whats happening!?
  9. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    Just talked to my machinist who worked at the foundry we are using. He is trying to put finishing touches on the block. We are upgrading the block to use stock cams, 54mm, 55mm, 65mm cams and lifters over 1” plus the bushings.
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  10. 72GSX4ME

    72GSX4ME Speed Racer Wannabe


    Any feedback on block? Really holding back on my next engine to see this. My car will see more street than track, but would rather not girdle anymore.


  11. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    I’m talking to the shop today about a couple changes. I need 4 blocks myself so I’m pushing this as fast as they let me. I’ll keep you posted.
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  12. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member


    Just wonering IF John Everett ever talked to you about "Rocker Arms". You can send me a PM if need be.

    Tom T.
  13. 72GSX4ME

    72GSX4ME Speed Racer Wannabe

    Thank you sir. I may know a good friend who would also want a block as well. We appreciate all you are doing for the Buick community. Much appreciated. I am praying blocks will be available early next year..
  14. dan gaither

    dan gaither Active Member

    Any chance you will have an example of the new iron block ready to display at the Nats? I realize that bringing this product to the market is a huge challenge, especially with the COVID restrictions.
    But it sure would be encouraging to those people waiting in line.
  15. 71GS455N25

    71GS455N25 Silver Level contributor

    Kenny, Any timeframe as to when a standard block will be available? What cost will be? Can you pre-order?
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  16. vanilla bean

    vanilla bean Well-Known Member

    I am sad. Maybe we never get new block
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  17. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We are planning to transfer cad file to the foundry this Thursday the 18th. They will look it over and start the process. Pouring the castings could happen very soon. The machining is already backed up and we will keep you posted whenever we get updates.
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  18. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We will update info soon! Since we will stock several versions of the block we are hoping you won’t have to pre-order.
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  19. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    We will bring a raw casting if done, even if not machined in time.
  20. 71GS455N25

    71GS455N25 Silver Level contributor

    Fantastic news!

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