SBC BLOCK...Which One?

Old 06-20-2009, 10:11 AM
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I can't decide between a Dart little M sportsman, Motown, or a used Dart Aluminum block (I came across one, it is missing the main caps)? I want to use a 4" stroke crank and put a 300 shot of spray to it on alcohol. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:35 PM
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Alum will be light and require less spray to go fast because of weight
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:41 PM
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I would choose alloy in most instances first.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:58 PM
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I had a Brodix SBC, tall deck raised cam spread pan rails, made a 436" easy, best block I ever had - still running today in another guys dragster. That aluminum is nice to work with... 8) JB
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:10 PM
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If you can afford the aluminum. Thats what I would run.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:29 AM
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Thanks for your opinions, I have found a used aluminum block (400 mains, no main caps, 4.165 bore, raised cam location, wide pan rails, standard deck height, never been hurt...supposedly) for $1250.....Is it a good buy or stay away?
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mudder81
Thanks for your opinions, I have found a used aluminum block (400 mains, no main caps, 4.165 bore, raised cam location, wide pan rails, standard deck height, never been hurt...supposedly) for $1250.....Is it a good buy or stay away?
No main caps I would stay away and thats max bore on an aluminum block.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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That is what I was thinking...THANKS!!!
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:11 PM
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Now it made its way on here.....


http://www.racingjunk.com/category/1...ace-block.html
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:15 PM
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lol...

if u are going to build compare prices,for not much more you can build a 540 or larger!!! the motor will have no probs making lots more power!

if i could do it again id buy a merlin super block and ohio crank 5" stroke for mega cubes!!! it would of only been about a grand or so more than the 572 i have
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