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New Ford Block in the works?

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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Re: New Ford Block in the works?

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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