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Post  enginetech on June 14th 2018, 11:08 am

I understand from sources at the Ford Bash this past weekend that a new BBF racing block is about to be brought to market. Some of the features mentioned:
Aluminum block available in 10.3”, 9.8” and 9.5” deck heights
Enclosed cam tunnel with oil scavenge capability for dry sump applications (only requires changing two pipe plug fittings to convert from wet to dry sump!)
Capable of 70mm roller/78mm slider cam bearings. For cam bearings greater than 60mm, will require belt drive arrangement
Firmanized stainless steel thread inserts for caps and head bolts
Serious re-enforcement via added ribbing and increased wall thickness
Boss cylinder head oil drainbacks to oil pan (rear only)
Bellhousing capable for either BBF / SBF / Powerglide. Choose only 1 bolt hole pattern.
Standard 3” billet main caps. Optional 2.75” billet main caps.
O-ring aluminum pipe plugs
Dry sump pump block mounting
Reverse starter location capable (with SBF or Powerglide bellhousing pattern)

Any truth to this?

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Post  jbozzelle on June 14th 2018, 11:51 am

Who specifically mentioned this? Didn't hear anything about it this past weekend. I know there is one new aluminum block out there still in the R&D phase, maybe one or two have been machined for testing.

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Post  dfree383 on June 14th 2018, 11:52 am

Depends on if the manufacture gets off his butt Razz
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Post  jbozzelle on June 14th 2018, 11:52 am

Who would that be?

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Post  rbro460 on June 14th 2018, 12:02 pm

Hope it's made in the good ol USA! Not from overseas.
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Post  gt350hr on June 14th 2018, 12:05 pm

Or if they can get a foundry to produce raw castings. Tim Meyer is having that issue with his improved 351C blocks. The foundry keeps delaying the casting date.

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Post  windsor on June 14th 2018, 12:12 pm

Bore space?
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Post  dfree383 on June 14th 2018, 12:19 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Who would that be?

How many where their at the Race?
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Post  IDT-572 on June 14th 2018, 3:08 pm

dfree383 wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Who would that be?

How many where their at the Race?


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Post  QtrWarrior on June 14th 2018, 8:30 pm

dfree383 wrote:Depends on if the manufacture gets off his butt Razz

I think it's alot further along then that...
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Post  bruno on June 15th 2018, 2:42 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Who specifically mentioned this?  Didn't hear anything about it this past weekend.  I know there is one new aluminum block out there still in the R&D phase, maybe one or two have been machined for testing.

Micheal from Eliminator ??
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Post  Lem Evans on June 15th 2018, 6:10 pm

No but, I did hear that one of the Ford dealers in Livermore, KY has developed a cam/oil pan package that is worth 78 HP @ 7,300 RPM.

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Post  Paul Kane on June 15th 2018, 6:21 pm

enginetech wrote:I understand...that a new BBF racing block is about to be brought to market.  Some of the features mentioned:

Bellhousing capable for either BBF / SBF / Powerglide. Choose only 1 bolt hole pattern.
I suggest drill & tap all 3 trans options on the rear of every block.
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Post  Lem Evans on June 15th 2018, 7:15 pm

Paul Kane wrote:
enginetech wrote:I understand...that a new BBF racing block is about to be brought to market.  Some of the features mentioned:

Bellhousing capable for either BBF / SBF / Powerglide. Choose only 1 bolt hole pattern.
I suggest drill & tap all 3 trans options on the rear of every block.

The AR aluminum block that I had back in the '80s also had a Chrysler bell pattern. It came in real handy after I had 1/2" milled off the deck and the top C6 bolt was gone.

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Post  enginetech on June 21st 2018, 8:30 pm

While there are combinations of bellhousing patterns that will work, I believe these would have intersecting holes. Works well on a bellhousing, not so good on the block.

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Post  enginetech on June 21st 2018, 8:32 pm

My question for everyone here is what of the features offered would be of the most interest? Least?

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Post  JBR-3 on June 21st 2018, 10:44 pm

Personally, I'd like to see a +.500, or 10.8, iron block. Aluminum if not iron. I also want to see
the front cam bearing area fully enclosed, for use with a 70mm roller cam bearing.
Carroll Carter has 11.2, 11.7, 12.0 in aluminum.

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Post  jbozzelle on June 21st 2018, 11:09 pm

Anybody know anything about this one? Website www.bluebillet.com is dead. Not much from their facebook page either...

https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Billet-437412499934884/

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Post  FalconEh on June 21st 2018, 11:41 pm

Deck height (tall), bore spacing (std), stroker clearance, interchangeability of parts, priority oiling, cam size increase clearance, lifter boring ability,BE strength including walls, factory mount holes, delivered specified machined options(shipped to 3rd party OK), factory bolt pattern for a C-6 /TL 4SPD(Merkl c6 Wink) the GM trans stuff already has the bells to work as does the 4SPD stuff. Cool JMO
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Post  dfree383 on June 22nd 2018, 6:21 am

enginetech wrote:While there are combinations of bellhousing patterns that will work, I believe these would have intersecting holes.  Works well on a bellhousing, not so good on the block.

Cast the bosses, Drill requested pattern? Or cast it flat and any pattern a person desires can be had?
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Post  Gary Blair on June 23rd 2018, 9:27 pm

Lem Evans wrote:No but, I did hear that one of the Ford dealers in Livermore, KY has developed a cam/oil pan package that is worth 78 HP @ 7,300 RPM.  

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Post  BBFTorino on June 24th 2018, 1:04 am

enginetech wrote:My question for everyone here is what of the features offered would be of the most interest?  Least?
Provision for using the 18 bolt heads out there!! And already clearanced for all popular stroker kits, as well as clearanced in the lifter valley for pushrods when using Boss type Hemi heads.

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Post  JBR-3 on July 2nd 2018, 8:48 pm

What's going on with this ?

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Post  HorsinAround on July 11th 2018, 11:40 am

enginetech wrote:I understand from sources at the Ford Bash this past weekend that a new BBF racing block is about to be brought to market.  Some of the features mentioned:
Aluminum block available in 10.3”, 9.8” and 9.5” deck heights

Any truth to this?

This may be a dumb question, but, with a shorter deck height, is the head to intake dimensions changed? Can a standard intake go on a 9.8 or 9.5" deck? If so, what has to be done to make it work? Or am I simply over thinking this..
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Post  dfree383 on July 11th 2018, 12:54 pm

HorsinAround wrote:
enginetech wrote:I understand from sources at the Ford Bash this past weekend that a new BBF racing block is about to be brought to market.  Some of the features mentioned:
Aluminum block available in 10.3”, 9.8” and 9.5” deck heights

Any truth to this?

This may be a dumb question, but, with a shorter deck height, is the head to intake dimensions changed? Can a standard intake go on a 9.8 or 9.5" deck? If so, what has to be done to make it work? Or am I simply over thinking this..

Yes the intake changes.... but typically the applications wanting those heights are using sheet metal intakes not on the shelf cast stuff
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