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I will add that Dart did make one significant change. The 3 oil galley plugs under the timing cover and in the bell housing are now machined for oring plugs that dart supplies 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃憣
Anything else noticeable? From what I read they did a redesign on the sbc blocks also so they retooled a lot of part numbers. Really curious to see a new iron eagle next to a man o war block.
 

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Anything else noticeable? From what I read they did a redesign on the sbc blocks also so they retooled a lot of part numbers. Really curious to see a new iron eagle next to a man o war block.
Ya a bunch of small things. I will post pics. The casting is far cleaner and more crisp than the old motor castings blocks. They added oil pressure locations up front in 2 spots. The incorporated there pro block, single feed on the number 1 main. The machine work on the filter pad is different.
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I really like the idea of the 2 oil ports on the front.
 

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Thank you for the pics, Jim. Did the give more room for the oil pan? With the mains? It kinda looks like it. But I'm not sure. it looks different.
 

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Gorgeous block pictures. Who needs porn?
 

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the block does look really nice.

I hope someone comes up with a billet main cap kit, I really think it's a nice feature.
 

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The main caps are an interference fit. They have aftermarket 289 hipo main cap kits for 8.2 deck fords. The caps are made large on purpose so they can be machined down for the proper interference fit. The cost to do it is foolish in my opinion.

That is also why I don鈥檛 just throw my Mexican block main caps on my spare 289 block which is rumored to be cast from superior material.
 

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So what's the wait time on a long block looking right now? I'm guessing 8-12 months??? Would put one on order but I don't want to wait a year.
 

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Indeedy. There was a lot of back and forth between him and Rottler before he eventually threw in the towel and went back to stones for finishing. We do diamond for roughing and vitrified for finishing, works great.
 

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Indeedy. There was a lot of back and forth between him and Rottler before he eventually threw in the towel and went back to stones for finishing. We do diamond for roughing and vitrified for finishing, works great.
I talked to several guys who have also given up on diamonds for finish sizing.
 

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any dry deck billet castings for a SBF relevent today? that and hemi hammer heads would be great with a procharger or twins...
 
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