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Offline 7212Mopar

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New small block casting
« on: December 23, 2015 - 03:59:47 pm »
Looks like there is now alternate new engine block casting choice other than from Mopar and it will take roller lifters too. I wonder how much it will cost after all the machine work is done by Hughes.

http://www.hughesengines.com/TechArticles/1ritterracingsmallblocks.php

My 340 is already at 4.07 so it might need sleeves and machining. It might still be cheaper. Or just buy stroked 360 short block?

http://www.high-performance-engines.com/atk-sp64-chrysler-408-stroker-a-short-block-forged-p/sp64.htm
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Re: New small block casting
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015 - 09:52:46 am »
Killer !!
 I want to build one

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Re: New small block casting
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015 - 02:24:07 pm »
Bought a pair of Hughes "Pro Pocket" prepped heads... Laid a straight edge across the top of the valve stems. Every one of them was a different height!  :swear:
I wouldn't by a freeze plug from them.
They don't have them on their website anymore... Imagine that. Guess no one else wanted to cut custom length push rods for every valve.
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Re: New small block casting
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015 - 03:47:25 pm »
the block is not made by Hughes but yeah I agree I would not buy from Hughes either .
 tthe block looks good though 

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