Let's hear your ideas! What would you buy if we made it???

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  1. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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    Let's hear it all! I get comments and messages daily about what BluePrint Engines should be producing. I would like to open that question to everyone.

    What would you BUY if we made it right now?

    Not what's cool...not what's neat...but what would you actually purchase if we offered it right now.

    A few points.

    1. Core availability does play a part...so a gen 2 hemi with an 8 stack isn't gonna fly...
    2. We need to focus on things we can sell in quantites...and sustain for an extended period. Yes a supercharged slant would be cool...and all 2 of them we would sell over the next decade would be awesome....let's remember we have to sell more than a handful to be viable!

    Let's have it!? Heads, intakes, engine blocks, parts, complete engines, engine/transmission packages... gen iii hemis... what do you think?
     
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    • 318willrun

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      Do you cast or just build?
      I would think a cast LA head that would out flow the factory would be a seller. I'm thinking like the EQ's to the magnum head, but a LA version.
       
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      • RustyRatRod

        RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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        Slant Six parts. Headers, intakes and such. There needs to be other sources besides Clifford and their horrible customer service and Aussie Speed and their ridiculous prices.
         
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        • Johnny Mac

          Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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          We can cast and machine both. What's the selling point (other than cost) of iron vs aluminum. I have an aluminum head on my radar...easier to machine, lighter, cr ratio advantage market demand...etc. let me know if I am missing something. Glad to reconsider
           
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          • Demonracer

            Demonracer 71 Demon 00 Ram 16 Chrysler 300S 05 Caravan FABO Gold Member

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            How about replacement LA blocks? i.e. 340 & 360 that will take .040 & larger bores.
             
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            • Sublime one

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              EFI manifolds are limited for higher HP 440 motors, anything north of 600HP and manifold selection is minimal.
               
            • Johnny Mac

              Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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              I love this...a roller LA block I think would sell well. We already do SBC and BBC...not impossible at all
               
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              • 318willrun

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                well, we obviously have the eddy's and the cheaper version pro comps. So if you go aluminum, I would think it will need to flow better than eddy's for the same money, or be as cheap as the Chinese with better out of the box quality.
                I figured if I could get a LA cast bare head that would flow and be priced, for example, like this EQ for the magnums, I bet it would sell.
                Dodge 318 & 360 V8 Bare Cylinder Head Casting 1992 - 2002 | eBay
                 
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                • gdrill

                  gdrill OK, now what??? Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                  Reasonably priced, well fitting A-body headers.
                   
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                  • RustyRatRod

                    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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                    Aluminum slant six head.
                     
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                    • fishmens67

                      fishmens67 Well-Known Member

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                      I think a replacement B block would be a seller.
                       
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                      • mopowers

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                        Low deck stroker shortblock.
                         
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                        • MopaR&D

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                          Affordable SBM stroker crank combos in less than 4", and...

                          Gen 3 Hemi intake manifolds! Old-style single-planes for EFI and dual-planes for carb(s), not much selection out there and it's fairly pricey.
                           
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                          • 1994redram

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                            I think that slant 6 parts that are affordable would be a great thing. The 340 and big block cars are all being saved and restored which is great. But most of us hotrodders are stuck with base model slant 6 grandma cars. Which is fine, I daily drove my slant 6 dart for several years and wished everyday for a little more "oomph". But headers and a 2 barrel intake are expensive. They cost as much or sometimes more than their V8 counterparts and slants have so much more room for headers and don't need to be as accurate in fitment.

                            I think a cheaper version of the edelbrock magnum intake would be a great seller. There is a "Chinese" version but it only works with LA accessories. So a magnum bolt pattern intake that works with magnum accessories and not cost $380 would be nice.

                            Cylinder heads.... that's where the money is spent in building a mopar. I bought some cast iron aftermarket heads from a well known mopar company that cost $1600 and only made ~370 horse. My next door neighbor bought some aluminum aftermarket heads for his LS Chevy for $1700 and made 475HP with the same 6.0 displacement. I now have some edelbrock heads and have $2700 in them and only hope I can compete with him. So, instead of besting him on racenight, I have to keep my lawn greener and nicer.
                             
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                            • moparmandan

                              moparmandan FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                              Oh hell yes. Good one!!!!!

                              Edit: Headers back exhaust for that matter. Reasonably priced and not a billion dollars shipping to the East Coast. Cut them in half and put it in a smaller box or something.
                               
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                            • Pascamp

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                              Blocks! ....and do a dual bolt pattern to accept a Chrysler or GM trans.
                               
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                              • AJ/FormS

                                AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s

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                                IDK, I see a lotta guys with sub 8/1 teener-dogs with too-big cams
                                Not buying
                                but if I was, All I would want is
                                a street-friendly LA; to zero-to 60 well, with a 904 and 3.23s. Don't care about the power numbers or the lope, just get me there quick, not necessarily the quickest, just quick.
                                If you can do it while getting 20Plus mpgs, burning 87 gas, and surviving to 100,000 miles;that would be worth more.
                                Offer it as a drop in; carb to pan, with TC and pre-calibrated Distributor included, and just maybe,with a little credit-card sized, metal wallet card;engraved on one side with the dynocurve and the major stats on the other. Stick it in an air-tight returnable crate and seal it up, cuz you know it's gonna sit in some guys garage for three years while the project languishes.
                                If I was buying, IDK, looks good, probably with a 360
                                 
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                                • flingdingo

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                                  I'd like to see decently priced aluminum intakes with injector bosses cast in. I would think even a slant manifold would sell decently.
                                   
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                                  • Jadaharabi

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                                    Make it flow better, kick the intake pushrod hole over like a 6 pak head.

                                    Remake the 6 pac rockers also.

                                    A low priced LD340 for the magnum you could call it a LD5.9.

                                    Repop the distributor adapter to use the 440 distributor in the 383.

                                    Better designed /6 exhaust manifolds.
                                     
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                                  • Jadaharabi

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                                    If you can cast a hv oil pump with a thicker area for the pickup tube and make it 1/2 instead of 3/8.
                                    Then we get mulidon and or moroso to put the 1/2 ends on some of the pickups tubes.

                                    A diy baffle kit for oil pans.
                                     
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                                    • halfafish

                                      halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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                                      Hell Yes on all the slant six suggestions. I'd give my left leg for an aluminum head...
                                       
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                                      • dartfreak75

                                        dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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                                        I agree with the slant 6 performance parts and la blocks. As long as its truly affordable. Imo im not gonna spend 3 or 4 grand on a slant six that gets 300-400 hp when i can build a 318 or 360 for half the price. It would be awesome to be able to get affordable slant 6 parts and keep some of these surviving grandama cars original while still getting some fun power out of it.
                                         
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                                        • famous bob

                                          famous bob mopar misfit

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                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                          THIS ^ in alum. , cheaper than Shannons engineering . $5000 for an alum. wedge block is nuts. How many is he going to sell at that price ?!?
                                           
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                                          • 408 swinger

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                                            ANYTHING gen 3!!! That crate motor deal you had going at Pace looked like good thing. As moped said, gen 3 intakes. Ones priced under 500.
                                             
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                                              New Engine Blocks!
                                               
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