bowtie block?

Old 10-27-2007, 09:48 AM
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how does the bowtie sportsman bbc compare to a dart,or merlin block?can you get pistons to fit the 4.494 bore or would it be better just to go to 4.500?
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:59 AM
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They are nice blocks. The Dart is still the mack daddy of iron aftermarket blocks, for a lot of reasons, but that Bowtie block is a nice piece. That 4.494 bore, is ready to be finished honed to 4.5, it is not ready to run

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:14 PM
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The GM Bowtie Sportsman block compares to the Dart BIG-M Sportsman block and the last GM block we bought was only 1700 dollars to the door.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:16 AM
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Possible they are selling Dart blocks, with chevy bowties cast on them? What is your thoughts on that Carl?
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Pwmax
Possible they are selling Dart blocks, with chevy bowties cast on them? What is your thoughts on that Carl?
I would have to say no as the Bowties seem to be a much cleaner casting on the outside coampared to a Dart as they may come from the same foundry.
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