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Post  windsor September 11th 2009, 4:39 pm

How good/streetable are the older Motorsport aluminum blocks? The ones with the cam drive accessory mounting.
Any special considerations that have to be looked out for?

Value compared to newer alum blocks?

Yes, close to buying one from a fellow member! Thanks for input.
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Post  Nevs September 11th 2009, 5:36 pm

I can't answer on the streetability, but as long as it hasn't been windowed, and as long as the main bearing bores haven't been run hot, should be good I'd think, if the price is right.
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Post  bruno September 11th 2009, 5:37 pm

Steve what do you by being windowed ???

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Post  Nevs September 11th 2009, 5:40 pm

bruno wrote:Steve what do you by being windowed ???

Rod out of the side of the block, Nick. Not a deal breaker, as long as it doesn't hit an oil passage, etc. We windowed an A96 block several years ago when a rod broke at 8200 rpm. Piece was still hanging on, right behind the oil filter pad. Pushed it back in place and welded it up. Still running today to the best of my knowledge.
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Post  windsor September 11th 2009, 5:54 pm

Thanks Nevs. It is a wet block, so should be ok on the street in that aspect. Has aluminum main caps so not sure about those. Never been windowed, only minor repairs that he says never affected it running...and I believe him.

It's a bare short block (crank, rods, pistons, balancer, flywheel). Wondering if it's actually worth the asking price (says he's firm on it) because of the extensive use. Don't want to publish that here because he hasn't advertised the price. I can do PM's if anyone is wondering.

If the seller is seeing this, no offense, just some due diligence! Wink
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Post  Nevs September 11th 2009, 6:00 pm

windsor wrote:Thanks Nevs. It is a wet block, so should be ok on the street in that aspect. Has aluminum main caps so not sure about those. Never been windowed, only minor repairs that he says never affected it running...and I believe him.

It's a bare short block (crank, rods, pistons, balancer, flywheel). Wondering if it's actually worth the asking price (says he's firm on it) because of the extensive use. Don't want to publish that here because he hasn't advertised the price. I can do PM's if anyone is wondering.

If the seller is seeing this, no offense, just some due diligence! Wink

You can pm me if you like, I'm no expert, but I'll give you my opinion.
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Post  gas6999 September 11th 2009, 8:43 pm

im runnig a old svo block alum, the main caps are billet steel, not alum, george.

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Post  windsor September 11th 2009, 8:58 pm

Thanks, George. From what I've read/researched, you could get the old ones with either Aluminum or Steel caps. Not referring to the A96 blocks, but the older blocks that look more like this:

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Is that what you have?
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Post  BOSS 429 September 13th 2009, 10:49 pm

ive had a few of these, 2 right now, nothing wrong with them, if they have alum caps still, change them to steel


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