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Old 05-30-2006, 05:31 PM   #81  
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OK, EG, bear with me here, a question from a relatively non-tech guy: When I watch American Hot Rod - OK, I know, I know - they order up new crate monster engines - 572 inches or some such - they arrive all shrink wrapped and clean and ready to install - from JEGS, or some such place - could you or would you drop such a mill into Grond?
Yes, I could do that - but - that's like buying a PC from Dell or IBM or whoever. You get a great PC - but it does not have the internal parts I want. I build all of my own PCs - same with my engine - and for the same reasons.

If I build it myself, them I know every stud, bolt, bearing and surface is exactly as I wish. No guessing if it will withstand 25psi of boost, no guessing on longevity, no guessing on if it can withstand sustained 7500rpm....

Building it myself is much more expensive than buying a "crate motor" - but a crate motor will not do what i want it to do.

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p.s. plus (currently), any "crate motor" over 402ci, is an iron block.
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Really? I could have sworn I heard references to larger aluminum blocks, but perhaps not. OK, I understand your preferences, though. Thanx.
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Really? I could have sworn I heard references to larger aluminum blocks, but perhaps not. OK, I understand your preferences, though. Thanx.
There are companies that make larger aluminum blocks, BUT nobody is currently using them to build crate motors.
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OK, like I say, my sources are not what you'd call the best...
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Really? I could have sworn I heard references to larger aluminum blocks, but perhaps not. OK, I understand your preferences, though. Thanx.
World Products makes insane LSx block and heads - I believe more than 502ci is easily possible. But as Doje rightly said, no one makes a crate engine with a World Warhawk block/heads - nor will they ever, IMHO. The block alone cost $4000 - BARE!
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Stephen sorry to hear about your misfortune, but in the coming months keep me up to date with whats happening. Depending on whether I'm working or not maybe I'll come down & do some wrenching with you & the guys on Grond.
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I want their 481 c.i. LS1-7 short block assembly and heads.
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Stephen,
Was great to meet and talk you into..........spending some more $$$
That mod will be well worth it when you put some steathy widend Y2k 5 spokes with a nice set up like this...just like an old muscle car skinnys & fattys and the road race set up.


Here is a link to some of my wheels
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Steve, I'll be talking to Weldcraft very soon

Thanks for the heads up - and great seeing you at Cruise In

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