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Billet FE Block

February 7 2011 at 4:36 AM

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http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=558089

I'm curious how these are going to work out. Should be strong and light!!

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Ryan
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64lbs., yep, that's light.

February 7 2011, 5:13 AM 

64lbs. is just a little bit lighter than my cast iron block, LOL!

Can't wait to see how it does on the dyno.

 
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Reminds me of an Old Cartoon... Loony toons

February 7 2011, 7:40 AM 

They were showing something about how Lumber jacks were cutting down these huge Redwoods, Putting them on these Huge Lumber truck ... bringing them into this huge factory with gian lathes - lots of guys running around doing important stuff.

Then they took the viewer on a trip down one of the production lines. After all the work, at the end of of the line - they had whittled down the Redwood into a toothpick... the last guy was putting in the box with tweezers, one at a time.

300 #'s of billet forged aluminum * add-in 12 to 18 hours of Cad Cam processing = one 64 # block. I'm impressed.

I'd still buy one in a heartbeat... if I won the lottery. wink.gif but like they say - you can't win , if you don't play.

Thats lighter than a 289/351 small-block... makes you wonder what all those gymkana, rally, road racers would think - if the ran into that engine in a Cobra? they would probably figure - "He'll take me on the straights, but I'll make it up in the turns and twistes. 

Ah - No! Nope, Ain't gonna happen. he'll get spanked from start to finish.


 
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That...

February 7 2011, 7:55 AM 

64 pound number is misleading, although I'm sure it was unintentional. Kirkham goes on the state they are working on a one-piece girdle with the integral main caps. It will look like the Donovan girdle in the link.

Like the now quite old 417 Donovan aftermarket 392 Hemi block, this bolt-on + the eight sleeves will likely end up with a near 120 lb. block weight when ready-to-run. Still, it's amazing to see a near Top Fuel strength FE block!

http://www.donovanengineering.com/Blocks/417Block.html

 
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Thats way cool!!!

February 7 2011, 8:48 AM 

I would love to have one....

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