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French Flathead V8 Block Prep Handbook

January 24, 2015 @ 4:50 pm
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Vern Tardel's French Flathead V8 Block Prep Manual is a valuable reservoir of tips and knowledge about the coveted Ford/Simca flathead cylinder block. Early Ford hot rodders will enjoy this technical look a prepping the French flathead V8 block for high performance use...
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Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection

May 22, 2014 @ 4:13 pm
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A new SV-20 honing system from Sunnen enables Dart to implement high-precision, highly-flexible honing of a wide range of block designs and metallurgies in a single continuous process without the need for stone changes...
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Ford Z460 Crate Engine Pumps Big Power

November 14, 2013 @ 10:50 pm
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Ford Racing has taken its Boss Block to the max with the biggest small block Windsor crate engine ever – the Z460. With 575 horsepower and 575 Lb. Ft. of torque, Z460 packs a pump gas fueled punch that works well on the street and on the track. The foundation of the Z460 is the legendary Ford Racing Boss block topped off with high port/high flow Z-Heads. Premium components...
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Ford Racing Performance Parts Announces New Z460 Short Block

November 14, 2013 @ 8:40 pm
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Ford Racing Performance Parts has taken its line of Boss block based crate engines to the max displacement with the largest small block Windsor short block ever at a whopping 460 cubic inches! With that many cubes to work with, it’s pretty easy to assemble a 550+ horsepower street cruiser...

Top 10 Reasons to Build GEN VI Based Chevrolet Big Blocks

September 29, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
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Unless you require a specific block casting for a numbers matching restoration project, there is no longer any reason to seek, build or hoard original Mark IV engine blocks. Newer GEN VI blocks have become more available and Chevrolet Performance offers all new blocks providing all the improvements necessary for..
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Dart Big M Block Selection

February 25, 2012 @ 3:32 am
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The high demand performance requirements of this particular engine application require a cylinder case of superior design and construction. We chose a Dart Machinery "Big M" cylinder block equipped with all the best design features and attending hardware for a high RPM, 1,000 HP+ package.