Anyone running a all alum BB on the street?

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  1. 69 GTX

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    Was wondering if anyone is running an all alum BB on the street. I'd like some feed back.
     
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    If I had the money I would buy an INDY Aluminum block for my pro street coronet. 4 bolt mains, beefed up block, cant go wrong...It would really be sweet on street or drags.
     
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    • daytona kid

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      Where was it that someone said you could get an alum short block for a grand or so more than the iron?
       
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      I have an aluminum low deck Indy wedge to go into my 65. 664hp, 652tq. Its the sister engine to the PHR/Mopar Muscle Violent Valiant. 450lbs with oil in the pan, manifold installed with injectors & t/b, balancer, v/c's, distributor. Have not installed it yet, but I'm going to start taking the car apart soon for it and the other upgrades that will get done to it. If I can swing it, may get started on the disassembly of the car this week.
       
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        I have aluminum 505 cu in Viper motor in my truck. 130k miles
         
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        I am running the Aluminum world Hemi block with Stage V heads. What type of feedback are you looking for?
        Thanks,Joe
         
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        I have Muscle Motors building a 540 cu in B with Indy castings for my 65 Belvedere. In a few weeks I will travel to Lansing to watch the dyno break in!!
         
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        • 69 GTX

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          Daytona Kid, muscle motors offers a Indy block for 2200 & a world block I think for 3K if they do the build.

          Mike post up some info on your motor when you can!
           
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          Here is mine during test fit to the k-frame. IMG_0919.jpg
           
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          540 engine specs: Diamond custom pistons

          Molnar crank and rods.

          Comp cams cam/lifters

          Manley spring/locks/retainers

          Indy block, head castings, plain valve covers, valley tray, intake manifold

          ARP fastners

          Ackely &Childs rings

          Michigan 77 bearings

          Powerbond dampner for proper pulley alignment

          Fel Pro gaskets

          Roller master timing chain.

          Ferrea Stainless steel valves

          T&D rocker arms

          FAST EZ EFI 2.0

          Conservatively it will make 730 HP and 730TQ .

          Hee Hee!
          Mike
           
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          • 493 Mike

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            I've got the 540 in my garage! It dyno'd at 765 HP, 753 TQ! Weighed 420#s on the local farm coop scales w/o oil, no H2O pump or hsg.
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            • not so famous bob

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              where, and how much for a fully machined r/b ?
               
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              Nice bullet there Mike. That car is gonna be mean when done!
               
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              Man you just made my 540 Jealous!!

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                Hi Bob,
                My 540 is based on the "B" so I would have a shorter motor, to fit under the stock hood. Muscle motors did the build (details earlier in thread). I knew I would have a ton of money in this engine so I went whole hog and had MM. build, machine, CNC port, dyno, and tune the FI.
                Mike
                 
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                  I was thinking about building an all alum. B {low-deck 9.998"} Hemi
                  but spent another $10k on the house this summer
                  so much for that build...

                  Kinda' sorta' based on an art. from Hot Rod
                  IndyMaxx Block
                  http://www.hotrod.com/articles/the-indy-maxx-500-engine-block-part-1/

                  but use Stage V heads, fab'd 6bbl EFI just for giggles

                  lighter & lower narrower to fit "easily"
                  under an A12 hood in my 68 RR

                  It was expensive parts list, heads, valve-train & Block
                  porting & machining was $15k ballpark
                  {IF I could even get the small bore block, if not I'd do a big bore short stroke}
                  I wanted to do a std bore/stroke 426ci 4.25" bore x 3.75" stroke,
                  custom pistons long rod, depends on who's parts another $2500 - $5k -$7500
                  than another $1500 for exhaust, another $2500 for intake & EFI...
                  Than ignition, dist., timing & valve-covers etc.
                  complete was in the neighborhood of $20-$25k-$30k for all new stuff...
                   
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