Keith black small block found/info

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    What W2 head do you have? I may know of a match. PM me.
     
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    How is that a W2 intake? You'd be grinding on that beeeeeeeeotch for weeks getting the runners oval. Screw that.
     
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    From the research I have done they were used for roundy pund racing in classes that mandated iron intakes... It wasn't uncommon to port W2s squaure. Dick Landy did it to the extreme in Pro Stock.

    It is also said that chrysler intended to use them on Little Red Expresses and did install them on certain pursuit packages in the late 70s to early 80s 360s.
    Of course this will create an uproar from some .

    I bought this as a novelty.
     
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    yellow rose Overnight Sensation

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    When I get home, I'll measure my square port W2's. That looks way too small to be a square port W2.
     
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    Go Mango Never enough beer...

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    Not wanting to hi-Jack the thread, but I'd like to see some casting numbers on that manifold.
     
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    mbaird mbaird

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    Thats the closest shot I have... will take a better one when I get home.
     
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    ooops... wrong end .
     
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    They seemed a bit small to me as well.. But there is a ton of meat there. I dont think they intended them to be hogged out to far.. Notice the casting on the bottom showing where the standard bolt holes would have been.
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    I didnt have time to look at them in depth as I heard the wife coming...lol ( I got the tenth degree about why I needed this...) but you can see the w2 bolt spacing.
     
  10. replicaracer43

    replicaracer43 Grumpy Old Man

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    It's nothing but a production manifold drilled with the w2 bolt spacing.
     
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    Pretty much...
     
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    replicaracer43 Grumpy Old Man

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    I have a two barrel version of the same thing
     
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    I have heard of them ..
     
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    I did see the bolt spacing but mother loving son of a mother bear to make those fit a true W2 square port you'd be grinding on that mother jumper for WEEKS and WEEKS.

    Holy Crap. I'm done grinding on iron. It sucks.
     
  15. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    CMcAllister has a W2 head and a cracked one that comes with it!
     
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    Jerry gray Well-Known Member

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    Finding the old stuff can be a fun part of the game.
    Hey cmcAllister, I need 59 degree opened chamber head 810 last 3 casting numbers
     
  17. rumblefish360

    rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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    Yup! That’s what they did going back then. It helps racers fit the rules without recasting a W2 intake in cast iron. It’s a simple fix to get an iron intake to a W2 head to meet rules for the class.

    Effective? No.
    Cheap for the company? Yes.
     
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      Nice 'pick' on the KB blocks!

      Got to just love a rare find.

      I have an engine thats pretty rare too, not KB but HW, Harry Weslake UK.
      It has a square-port STR-14 thats been converted to W1 bigblock Ovalport heads.

      Str next to W2 gasket.jpg

      Ovalport 440 heads and rockers.jpg

      Oval port Weslake.jpg
       
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