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Post  DavidNC23 on February 3rd 2012, 10:52 pm

I have looked around the internet and cant seem to find a list of Year/Make/Model vehicle that would have had the thick webbed D0VE block. I am getting closer to starting my build and want to know what vehicles I should be looking for? Can anybody help?

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Post  cool40 on February 3rd 2012, 11:38 pm

1970= D0VE
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Post  bbf-falcon on February 3rd 2012, 11:54 pm

They are out there but,finding a stock bore one is getting tough these days.

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Post  GT300TD on February 4th 2012, 9:26 am


Got one on a stand in my garage with the 429 pistons and crank still in. Darn near gave the virgin D0VE-C heads and bolts away Sad ($125) to a mechanic friend, hope he remembers that when he tunes my 466 this summer.


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Post  nuclearcobra on February 4th 2012, 10:15 am

Mine came from a 70 lincoln
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Post  Baitshop on February 4th 2012, 10:30 am

There is a fellow in Minnesota that has one for $400. I think he has posted it on one of the forums. If not, it's on craigslist somewhere. I can dig it up if you're in that neighborhood.

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Post  BOSS 429 on February 4th 2012, 1:04 pm

IN SEPT 74 MY STEPDAD bought a new 75 ltd,in 1988 i took the starter off it was a dove block, now its in a guys 56 f100 truck, ive found them in 70 cars to 78 linkcons, just got to look
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Post  DavidNC23 on February 4th 2012, 3:14 pm

From the info I did find on the net, I gathered that the D0VE blocks where used from 1970-1973. So from what you guys are saying, anytime I happen to find a 1970 to 1973 FMC big block vehicle, as long as it has the factory motor, it will have the D0VE block. Is that a correct assumption? I have also heard that the stock cast crank and rods in those where super strong and I have heard people talk about the D0VE-C heads. My motor will go in a dragster. I want to make about 650HP and go 5.00's in the 1/8th. Will the factory crank and rods be fine? Will the D0VE-c heads (with some work) be fine? Anything I can use and not have to buy aftermarket would save me a bunch of money. This is a starter bracket motor that I dont want to have to worry about leaning on or running over the crank.

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Post  BOSS 429 on February 4th 2012, 3:22 pm

well kinda, on the other side of the fence we bought a 1 owner 70 clycone c code, vin on the block all org,, lol it had a c9ve block, it was a dooe-r cj engine, so as i said you have to look
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Post  69F100 on February 4th 2012, 8:03 pm

DavidNC23 wrote:From the info I did find on the net, I gathered that the D0VE blocks where used from 1970-1973. So from what you guys are saying, anytime I happen to find a 1970 to 1973 FMC big block vehicle, as long as it has the factory motor, it will have the D0VE block. Is that a correct assumption? I have also heard that the stock cast crank and rods in those where super strong and I have heard people talk about the D0VE-C heads. My motor will go in a dragster. I want to make about 650HP and go 5.00's in the 1/8th. Will the factory crank and rods be fine? Will the D0VE-c heads (with some work) be fine? Anything I can use and not have to buy aftermarket would save me a bunch of money. This is a starter bracket motor that I dont want to have to worry about leaning on or running over the crank.


The stock rods will depend on how hard you going to turn the engine at what rpm the stock crank will handle it the dove-c heads might get you there but you will have as much in them as you could pay for a set of the SCJ aluminum heads that Lem sales. I have about 2/3 the cost of the scj in my dove-c heads and still have the factory size valves in them I am making around 570 hp.
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Post  DavidNC23 on February 4th 2012, 9:25 pm

So just go with the Alum SCJ heads, your comment about "depends on how hard I am going to turn the engine" sends up a red flag for me. I dont want to have to worry about how hard I turn the engine. Dont get me wrong, I wont be spinning this thing to the moon, however, if there is a point at the HP levels I am talking about, that I would have to worry about the rods, I would rather be safe than sorry. The stock cast crank will completely handle the HP I want to produce, correct?

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Post  69F100 on February 4th 2012, 11:46 pm

factory cast crank from all i have read will handle as much as the block will handle,some say the rods will be ok up to 7000 rpm some say keep it below 6500.I am running the late model truck rod that are supposed to be about the strongest factory rod from what i have read about the factory rods i have my rev limit set at 6500 rpm.But now I am uping my hp i will be going with h beam rods with dome piston to get as much compression as i can.

Oh good luck finding a dove block
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Post  cool40 on February 5th 2012, 2:09 am

new rods are good insurance,IMO.the block and crank will be good to go. some D1VE blocks are thick like the D0VE. Very Happy
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Post  mudtrucker on February 5th 2012, 10:52 am

I believe the doves have a slightly shorter deck height then the dive's.
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Post  blown473 on February 16th 2012, 10:36 pm

Last time I talked to Paul Kane a week ago, he had several DOVE blocks in stock, you might get ahold of him.

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Post  fe50stang on February 18th 2012, 3:31 am

I have two dove blocks in the shed and one more in the garage. Where are you located?
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Post  rmcomprandy on February 18th 2012, 11:11 am

DavidNC23 wrote:I have looked around the internet and cant seem to find a list of Year/Make/Model vehicle that would have had the thick webbed D0VE block. I am getting closer to starting my build and want to know what vehicles I should be looking for? Can anybody help?

ALL original 429 SCJ powered vehicles had the 4 bolt main block. It was in a lot of other vehicles sporadically.

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Post  DavidNC23 on February 18th 2012, 8:34 pm

fe50stang wrote:I have two dove blocks in the shed and one more in the garage. Where are you located?

Far from you....Charlotte NC

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