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    RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla 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.
     
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    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 Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla 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 Cheep not easy

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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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          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 Utube channel 318willrun

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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

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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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                There's real money in a GOOD iron BB/hemi block. We have a customer who (claims) dropped near $10K for an NOS megablock(hemi) from an estate sale, we bored to 4.500 for a 572 and it's paper thin, now going to get 8x sleeves.

                If you can deliver on a good part, the diaper wiper BB/Hemi crowd has the money to spend, these old boomers ain't saving it for their kids. S/F....Ken M
                 
              • RustyRatRod

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

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                Me and @Ben Drinkin would buy some robot sex dolls. They'd have to be cheap but high quality. And know what they were doin.
                 
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                • RustyRatRod

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

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                  I was told straight from Pacemaker, that shipping to the US was 700 USD and that once received, they were non returnable because they did not guarantee them to fit LHD vehicles. They REALLY don't want our business. The other thing is, that header has ONLY a 2" outlet. How crazy is that? Might as well leave the manifold on it.
                   
                • Ben Drinkin

                  Ben Drinkin Hey bartender! FABO Gold Member

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                  Sign me up! I'll take Blueprint Betty!
                   
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                  • Cal Tonsley

                    Cal Tonsley Well-Known Member

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                    .....clearly! Oh well, back to the drawing board, good luck Rusty!
                     
                  • j par

                    j par Well-hung Member

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                    I don't care who you are, that's funny....
                     
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                      318 heads , 318 block that will go to 4.00 bore those will sell in large quantities as it ends up 340 cubes cheap alternative to finding virgin 340
                       
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                      A set of tall cast aluminum valve covers for the 5.9 Magnum engine. Preferably like 5inches tall. You know, like the ones you sell on your 408 Magnum roller engine.
                       
                    • Johnny Mac

                      Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                    • Jadaharabi

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                      Need a magnum manifold bolt pattern 6 pac intake and to repeat a low cost magnum 4 bbl intake, Not dual pattern.
                       
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                    • Bluecuda340

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                      Watching some old Episodes of Engine Masters yesterday and saw how well all the BluePrint stuff does. I think you guys are probably best positioned to make an aftermarket LA/Magnum small block. But due to the wide variety of crap out there it would need to be able to be produced with a 59 and 48 degree lifter angle. I am not sure there is a magic bullet like this but a block that can work in an OEM use but also be used for performance, like accept extra head bolts, a larger bore, and have the two lifter angles available. IF that magic thing is attainable then I feel it would sell well.

                      But, lets face it the small block crowd will eventually have to go the way of the Gen III. If you don't have a warehouse of small block parts already the Gen III is the easy(easier) button to make north of 500HP reliably.
                       
                    • Johnny Mac

                      Johnny Mac www.blueprintengines.com FABO Vendor

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                      Have a 500 hp forged longblock in the works that will oil through the pushrods and have roller cam /LA heads.

                      Also have a 600+ hp gen III 392 in the works forged as well, turn key, efi.

                      Big company with lots in the works, but things take time.

                      At some point (if the mopar stuff picks up traffic) i would LOVE to do an LA roller block.

                      Itll be a question in the future if the gen III is outselling the SB. Time will tell.
                       
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                      • K.O. SWINGER

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                        La replacement block but at least as good as 340 replacement block HD casting possibly roller that will take at least a 4.1 in bore
                         
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                        • mopar65

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                          Do you offer your 408 short blocks with flat top pistions?
                           
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