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. Happy New Year's to you all. I still want a hv pump with a thicker casting for 1/2 in pickup tube.
Dam, that's a lot of 318`s , but I don't even know anybody that got one, or seen one in YEARS !
Or go thru the hassles of making one run right in an old car !!
This is a good idea. Make more small block stuff.
Anything over 408 cubic inches with a bore to accept some big valves.
This exactly is what I want but in a short block offering; Magnum stroker, forged assembly and with boost friendly compression (you know me). Other then that, I would think Gen3 hemi stuff would bring the largest market demand.
Have you started producing HV oil pumps with a 1/2 inlet port yet? For the right price I'll take a dozen.
Older thread, but I would scrape up the $ for an affordable aluminum 440 block that was machine finished and had 4 bolt mains-------- $5000 APIECE, from Shannons engineering? He aint gonna sell many ! A guy could buy a 800 horse rat for 11-$1200 from blueprint that has a warranty on it !!
IMHO I believe there would be a market for a 360-408 magnum motor on a budget. Something maybe stroked, cast pistons, small cam, EQ heads...... Something for a street car or truck. I believe this could be marketed to forums such as this, but I believe there would be Ram, Dakota, Durango, and Jeep owners who would be interested. I know the new hot rod fad is to go hemi or LS..... But this option usually turns out to be more expensive and way more involved then planned..... Then in a lot of cases, it turns into a project that is never finished. Oh, one other thing, I would like to see it offered with cam options that would be friendly to both carbs and fuel injection. That is my wish list!!
I would love to see roller LA blocks with 4 bolt mains. Basically reproduced versions of the R3 blocks made in both crank journal sizes. I may be wrong, I suspect there are still more guys with LA based parts kicking around rather than Magnum. Also forged cranks in both journal sizes in strokes other than 4".
An option to have the engine (360/408) internally balanced rotating assembly.
I have two suggestions. First and easiest, get some flex plates available for Mopar engines, especially a Magnum balanced flex plate for the guys doing cheap street Magnum swaps with 904 and 727 transmissions. If they were under forty bucks, I'd buy three Magnum balanced flex plates. An SFI version would be cool too. Second, why not invest in the tooling to drill LA oiling holes from the deck surface to the cam journals in Magnum blocks, so the abundance of Magnum cores can be used easily with LA heads.
All great ideas!!! One thing for sure, Is there's no shortage of interest! Thanks all!!
My thoughts are, and I apologize if it is already offered or suggested already. 318/390 strokers for those who want to keep a 318 block for whatever reason. 318 & 360 shortblocks/ complete crate engines, that folks can use for their vehicles that need rebuilt engines to replace the worn-out ones. Offer stroker kits for customers who want to build their own motor. A cylinder head service. Customers can send their heads in or purchase outright to have rebuilt and possibly have the intakes redrilled to use both magnum and LA intakes. I like what you are doing and would love to purchase an engine from you in the future.
This ^^^^ Iron small blocks with four bolt mains, compatible with roller lifters, and with walls like the X and R blocks that could go from 3.9-4.125 bore. Drill the LA head oil paths and support magnum heads as well in the same block? W2 head in aluminum and figure out how to make it work with rockers that won't break the bank. Unported flow up to ~270 cfm would be all you could want/need for a stock stroke 340/360 and something that flows 300-320+ ported would feed a 408 nicely. Do it for less than $3k a pair all up and for the max effort and Indy would never sell another set of 360-1/2 heads.
How about a small block that is on par with the old X blocks of the day, where you can drill for 4-bolt mains and not have to worry about how inadequate the webbing is.
Slant aluminum head injected aluminum intake small block 340 (has to be 340 base more people will buy) Block cast iron and aluminum 340 block La aluminum injected intake Gen lll Hemi any part that you need to instal in A,B E bodies oil pan, headers, Easy learn efi systems....
HV pump with 1/2 npt inlet. Hardin Intermediate shaft for the Magnum with the correct gear.
I would like to see a power adder 408 short block for us boost junkies. Make it neautral balanced.
This one should be a moneymaker and should be able to crank out quite a few of them.... Cheap Summit style headers for early a bodies.
Sb raised intake port heads with offset PR holes, single/dual plane intake to match and rockers to back'em up. Price'em 1500 bare, 325.00 intake, 349.00 rockers Alum small block , 4.100 bore ability, 4 bolt 48*lifter, machine above heads for both. Slant 6 aluminum head, closed chamber, raised bowl & port roof. intake and headers to back it up. Forged dish pistons with a .050 quench dome for open chamber iron heads, with very little head milling .030-.040 dial them to 9.8 for the pump gas budget street strip guys. Some sb hot rod manifolds for four 2 brls Cheaper Turbo kits.
I like to see a stock stroke crate motor. I was surprised to check out your website and not see anything but 408's available. Not everyone wants a stroker. In a similar vein, how about an EFI intake for a B block? I want to do a big block Duster someday but want the shorter deck height and have walked away from the project once already because the only bolt on EFI intake was for an RB block (and I don't think there there was more than one option even for that). A dual bolt pattern block would be cool.
BluePrint Engines 408CI Stroker Crate Engine | Small Block Chrysler Style | Shortblock $2440 This is about double of the Chevy. IMO, this is double of what I’d rather pay. With millions of Ram trucks & Durango’s on the road, this price is insane IMO. An affordable LA big bore-able block w/340 mains. IMO, MP was out of there minds on there pricing for there race blocks.
Tall LA valve covers with a stock look. Heavy gauge and NO chrome !
I thought that was a great price for a Mopar stroker short block but now that you say that you're right! Why isn't cheap like a Chevy with all those Magnum blocks out there?