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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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Need some advice on a motor


I am building a forged bottom end and need a block now. I would not mind waiting for a teksid to come up on craigslist a WAP to show up in pull and pay. But I found a complete 4.6 out of a 95 tbird.

I read that the iron block can pretty much handle anything up to about a thousand, give or take. He wants 85 bucks for the whole motor!

My goal is 600-700 with this motor...

Get the iron block or wait for an aluminum?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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Only thing you save with aluminum is weight
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Old December 7th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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the aluminum will save you a lot of weight and be able to handle that power level easy. id hold out if you are able to
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #4
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I could wait, but I want this bad bot done before next summer haha.
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Iron block is plenty strong. For that price, I would go for it.
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Yea i can sell the heads for that, even if they are npi. Do a little port work on them and clean them up a little.
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at that price why not
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Found a 2005 mountaineer aluminum block. Can I use the block from that?!
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Old December 7th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #9
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Found the castings, looks like it should all work.
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