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    BluePrint Engines www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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    Hello all, Just wanted to say hello on the official BluePrint Engines forum!

    We're here to support the forum with mopar crate engines, mopar engine parts, and happy to answer any questions.

    Please check out our website for what we have to offer, and we look forward to posting more threads with direct links to our products.

    Also Our Projects Director @Johnny Mac is an active member of the forum, and in the mopar community, and happy to help with sales, tech, product selection, etc!

    thanks all!
     
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    • Johnny Mac

      Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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      Glad to help any time I can!
       
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        toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        Welcome and thanks for being here. I wish you and your company much success.
        tmm
         
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          rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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          Welcome aboard!!!
           
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            Welcome aboard.
             
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              RPMagoo Just An Old Motorhead

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                Welcome to FABO...

                What all do you check in one of your blueprinted engines????
                 
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                • Johnny Mac

                  Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                  Thanks for the question!

                  A little bit about BluePrint Engines. We're a performance engine builder and re seller. We are not a reman type rebuilder. Every engine we sell is dyno tested and comes with a 50K mile, 30 month warranty. Even our long block (CT) engines, that come without intakes. When looking at an engine like our chrysler 408, we have a multi point inspection for block selection, since we are utilizing a seasoned block. From this point on, there is very little re-used content that will ever be used in our finished product. The entire rotating assembly, bearings, etc etc are all new components. Being a stroker engine, with aftermarket aluminum heads, not much beyond the block and main caps can be re-used. So you're truly getting a basically new engine, with a seasoned block. Also much of our content is machined right at our facility in Nebraska.

                  As far as the lengths we go to check our parts, assembly process, and finished product are reliable and worry free, I already mentioned the Dyno testing on every engine, and the 50k mile 30 month warranty. Beyond that we wash down parts and perform sediment tests, we test oil and analyze oil filters post dyno, and measure multiple parameters during testing, all to ensure you get a great engine, that will perform as promised.

                  Not sure if that fully answers your question, but it says a bit about who we are, and the product we offer. Plus I have personally been a forum member for a long time, and have made many friends on the F-BO forums. Also a diehard mopar guy. Glad to help with any issues, questions, etc i can

                  Johnny M
                  Director of new Project Management
                  BluePrintEngines.com
                   
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                    @Johnny Mac is a standup guy. Worked with him tons in the last year. Awesome parts offerings too!
                     
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                      Do you actually check and record bearing clearances??? Plastic gauge or micrometers???

                      Do you "degree" the cam to make sure it's properly positioned/clocked to the crank??? Verify the valve open and closing are to the manufacturer's spec???

                      Piston to Valve clearances???

                      Is all of this recorded and given with the engine???
                       
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                      • Abodybomber

                        Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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                        Welcome...
                         
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                        thats what i was thinking you were asking about when you asked your original question..
                         
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                        I'm good enough to know what I can't do.
                        And one thing I "can't" do is "build" my own engine.
                        It takes time, a clean place, and the proper tools to do that.
                        (When most lay people say "build" they mean "assemble" an engine. Not quite the same.is it?)
                        I've seen more knowledgeable people than me have to pull the engine back out that they "built" because of a small issue they missed.
                        Nope. Don't need a learning curve on that.
                        I have heard Blue Print Engines mentioned on the tube on car shows, but really know nothing about you.
                        But, there certainly is a market for reliable engine (MOPAR?) builders in the hobby for people like me.......................
                        at a reasonable price.

                        May the Force be with you.
                         
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                        • Johnny Mac

                          Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                          All valid questions! thanks!

                          Every engine we offer has a VERY extensive BOM (Build of materials) where bearing tolerances, cam degree specs, torque specs, etc are noted.
                          This information is all recorded and kept for our records. We will give this information to a customer if they request it.

                          Q: Do we degree cams on our performance engines?
                          A: Yes, we degree the camshafts to spec on our engines.

                          Q: Do we check bearing clearances?
                          A: Yes. every BOM has bearing clearances that must be met. Since we're doing everything in house there is less initial deviance when we control that part of assembly. Our facility is brand new, and we have CNC, laser measuring, and of course the manual measuring you have mentioned (both mics and plastigage) . We don't just throw them together...these are checked meticulously with everything from mics, to laser scanning in QC.


                          Q: Do we check valve and piston clearance?
                          A: Of course. Lets remember. These engines are designed to be streetable, reliable, and provide the best longevity and horsepower per dollar in the business. We would never produce an engine on the "outer limits" of piston to valve tolerances.

                          We're a company that cares about our customers, and provide a reliable performance engine we stand behind. I'm going to post a short video below with our facility shown. We're capable of punching out 50 engines a day. Let that ease the mind that these BOM's are long thought, and designed for longevity #1.

                          And above all, Yes we literally dyno test every engine we build. even the ones that are sold w/o intakes. If it has heads and an oil pan, it gets a full comprehensive dyno test. Not just a run session, but actual dyno pulls measuring temp on all 8 cylinders, using UV dye in oil to check with tiny leaks, etc, etc.

                          Lastly, we're trusted by Jegs, Summit, Speedway, and more.
                           
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                            Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                            Short video as promised.

                            we're also all over the engine masters series, and shows like Engine Power.
                             
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                              Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                              Thanks for the kind words.

                              Thats kind of the science and thought process behind purchasing a crate engine. Do some prefer to assemble themselves? sure. Do some want a custom engine where they select every component, sure! and there's nothing wrong with that. But with a crate engine, we have put together reliable and streetable combinations that we're confident enough in to hang a 30month warranty on. :)
                               
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                                halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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                                Wow Johnny! Very impresed
                                 
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                                  Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                                  Thank you! I wouldn't be working for a company that i couldn't stand behind and represent as a quality manufacturer, with a product i believe in. Not in my DNA ;) Plus you guys have me at your disposal for anything you need. happy to help!
                                   
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                                    Welcome aboard!!
                                    Do you offer custom 408 short blocks?
                                    Such as substitution of pistons for a Icon IC982?
                                     
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                                    Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                                    Morning, we use the IC9977 Icons. Custom builds are on hold for the moment for production to catch up with demand. We don't typically stray too far from our offered BOM's for the quality inspections and such that i get into above. I appreciate the interest though. whats the reason for the 982 vs the 9977? just the 11cc extra dish?
                                     
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                                    Thank you for the quick response.
                                    The IC982 will result in a lower CR.
                                    8.5:1 with 63cc heads......
                                     
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                                    DO you already have head gaskets? 11cc difference isn't much my by calcs.
                                     
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                                    Yepper, already have the head gaskets.
                                    -34cc piston dish with 65cc heads and a .042 head gasket
                                     
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                                    Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                                    gotcha, was going to suggest a thicker head gasket, which could eat up that CR difference, but i'm sure you have all that figured out. thanks for the consideration.
                                     
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                                    rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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                                    Thinking about another supercharged engine?
                                     
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