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  1. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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    Well, Hooker makes their two piece, but it's only for the 67 and up A bodies. The only other source for off the shelf is Clifford. No comment.
     
  2. Cal Tonsley

    Cal Tonsley Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if these may be of interest Rusty but these are available in Australia, suit 63-69 Valiants and retail for approximately $350USD
    I know freight will cost a bit but for us in Australia we think nothing of having gear sent out from the US.
    Anyway, just thought it might give you an option to consider!
    6 CYLINDER : Valiant AP5-AP6 & VC-VF Slant 6 TUNED

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    • RustyRatRod

      RustyRatRod 30 Degrees Outta Whack FABO Gold Member

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      Two things about those. One, I could not get them to guarantee that will fit a LHD and two shipping was over 700 bucks. BOth of which I thought were ridiculous.

      That said, I certainly thank you. "It looks like" even if it was not made to fit LHD cars, it could be "made to work" with a little effort.
       
    • Biff

      Biff Well-Known Member

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      Wait a minute here rusty , someone gives you what you are asking for and you poo poo the idea , are you really the miserable guy at the parts store that the first thing you say is No ,wait NO , cheer up you could be dead !
       
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      • Cal Tonsley

        Cal Tonsley Well-Known Member

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        Yes, good point re LHD, that freight quote is dear though, better rates about I’m sure!
         
      • 89on35s

        89on35s Inferno Red Duster FABO Gold Member

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        I'd be in for an all forged internals zero deck short block. Think of it as a solid starting point to build almost anything!

        Cley
         
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        • Relax360

          Relax360 Well-Known Member

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          I am all for 340/360 replacement blocks
           
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            No big block stuff?
             
          • Johnny Mac

            Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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            @318willrun
            After this question maybe it will be moved to the magnum swap :D Means your doing magnum 408's, will you look into making a 200 dollar dual plane mag intake - idle to 6000 maybe??? 390.00 for a eddy air gap is brutal!


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            I think IF/when we get into doing our own head castings, they will be dual pattern for both an LA and Mag intake. The current airgap clones rob big power. Like 20-30 horse. Shocking, but they do. We may get there some day. depends how many of these roller 408's you fellas buy!
             
          • 318willrun

            318willrun Stomper 4x4... we kept energizer in business

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            Cool. A million and one 5.2/5.9's available, cheap. I think a good dual plane for 200 would sell like a chivy eddy performer.... by the thousands. Wouldn't have to be a air gap either
             
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            • Boedighw

              Boedighw Well-Known Member

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              Talked to Johnny for a bit on the phone last year about my Duster. Going with a 440 swap now, but if I knew you had the 408 Roller coming out I would have definitely gone with that. The other option that I would have used Blueprint Engines for would have been a new in box 340 for around $6k. Not sure if that is even possible, but could have been a cast crank, hyper pistons, and 375 HP. I went through some junk 340 options before giving up, probably wasted close to $1000 on blocks that were toast (Cracked, already bored +.060, ect).

              I played with Slant Six's a while back, not sure if I ever made 200hp and I had put some serious money (at the time) into it. Shaved the head, got a new cam, different intake and exhaust. But that is all most racers are willing to put in. The Slantsix.org guys got a K1 to produce rods and pistons, but I think that is even dead now. Never got roller rockers to move forward, more or less a aluminum head. Honestly, is a slant six guy going to settle for a head designed for a 170 OR spend a lot more aftermarket parts to make it flow enough? Not enough business sense for Blueprint.
               
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