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jkilroy
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posted 03-03-2003 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like the subject says, where is the best place to buy a Ford Motorsports block? I am leaning towards ordering from a local dealer so I don't have to pay shipping. Also, does anyone know anything about RDI aluminum blocks?

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-03-2003 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anywhere you don't have to pay the frieght.
You would not believe how short the mark up is. FRPP only gives it's dealers 10% profit on FRPP blocks.

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Just Strokin
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posted 03-03-2003 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Give Teresa Valley a call at Southwest Ford Parts, plus their prices are about inline with the others selling FRPP items. Actually their prices are cheaper than Summit and Jegs on FRPP parts.

or Email her....

[email protected]

www.oemfordparts.com
1-800-256-7933
817-596-8074

I just ordered a set of the new SCJ heads and there was no shipping. FRPP dropped shipped them to my door.

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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Mpcoluv
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posted 03-03-2003 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I assume we are talking about a small block?
If so, why would you choose the FMS block over the Dart?
It seems that by the time you get the FMS block machined, the Dart block would be cheaper.....

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Just Strokin
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posted 03-03-2003 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If he is talking RDI, then he is speaking BBF (429/460 series motors).

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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jkilroy
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posted 03-03-2003 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct, I am speaking of 429/460 parts. The EX514 heads I purchased, basically A460 clones, have large valves, 2.35 intakes and 1.88 exhaust. They will fit in .060 over bore in my block but I will have to notch the top of the cylinders and they will be shrouded very bad.

SOooooo, sounds like a good excuse to go even bigger. Exactly how big would a 4.6 inch bore and a 4.5 inch stroke work out to?

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Jay Kilroy
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Just Strokin
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posted 03-03-2003 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
598

bore * bore * stroke * 8 * 0.7854 = Cubic Inches

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And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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