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In Topic: Scale of Lenco Transmissions In Revell Drag Kits?

05 April 2015 - 11:48 PM

the TDR unit is an accurate lenco cs3. i don't know what the kit is but, i would guess it supposed to be a cs1. the cs3 case is shorter in each section, making the overall length shorter.  the cs3 is used in the mountain motor pro stock classes and is rated for 1800 h.p. hope this helps.

In Topic: HELP! Need help with Funny Car Chassis

05 April 2015 - 08:23 AM

i can tell you first hand the mark williams print is worth every penny of the $50.00 it cost.

In Topic: Get your drool cups - Ford 427 FE Block CNC Milled From Billet Aluminum

02 April 2015 - 12:37 PM

if you go to the 3rd video. you'll see they use a one piece main girdle. much like the old donavan engine used.

In Topic: Get your drool cups - Ford 427 FE Block CNC Milled From Billet Aluminum

02 April 2015 - 10:05 AM

most billet blocks hover around the $10,000 mark. 

why a billet block? while i'm sure "because they can" is a viable answer but,........


how about they can machined lighter than a cast aluminum block. a billet block is 30 -40 % stronger than a cast aluminum block. if it is a forged billet it can be 60-70% stronger than a cast aluminum block. a cast aluminum block could not live long (if at all) with the amount of horsepower today's engine builders are making. from the nitro classes to the alcohol classes, pro mod, and all of the outlaw classes that allow billet blocks. whether it's supercharged, turbo'd, nitrous injected or a combination. you're looking at from 3000 horsepower to 10,000 horsepower.  you would be amazed at the amount of billet blocks in just the drag racing world.


a billet/ forged billet block repairs / welds better than a cast aluminum block.


the BEST part about a billet block is you can create whatever hybrid design you desire. you want the cam bore moved up, you can do that. want special lifter bore diameter, spacing or lifter angles, you can do that. special cylinder bore centerlines, you can do that. want a cross bolt main on your chevy big block or a splayed four bolt cap on your chrysler hemi, you can do that.  special deck height. there is almost nothing that can't be done.


now, here's the bestest, best part. if you think billet blocks are expensive, imagine the cost to have one, new, one of a kind, block cast at a foundary all of the new patterns/ molds and then the cost to heat treat and  machine the casting.  you'll find $10,000 for a billet block to be a bargain.

In Topic: Henry J Twin Turbo - New Pics 4-17

30 March 2015 - 07:51 AM

oh myyyyyyy.........(in my very best George Takei voice).   simply off the hook tim!!!!!!!