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    wanted common block

    I'm looking for a NEW,Never used, common block. preferably a C Mexican casting. Or perhaps a good used TIII block.
    Also, would buy a New, unused 782 "swirl" head. I know there are some out there somewhere. Anyone have any leads?
    Contact me @ 701-782-4215. Thanks, Warren Stramer
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    Re: wanted common block

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Stramer View Post
    I'm looking for a NEW,Never used, common block. preferably a C Mexican casting. Or perhaps a good used TIII block.
    Also, would buy a New, unused 782 "swirl" head. I know there are some out there somewhere. Anyone have any leads?
    Contact me @ 701-782-4215. Thanks, Warren Stramer
    There was one in the for sale section

    edit on the other site.

    http://www.turbododge.com/forums/f7/...mon-block.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BADVAN View Post
    There was one in the for sale section

    edit on the other site.

    http://www.turbododge.com/forums/f7/...mon-block.html
    Ya I saw that. I missed it by a few days. was hoping someone here bought it. I would make them an offer.
    Also, on the cyl. head.. I am looking for a genuine Chrysler casting. Not China junk. But thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercrackerbox View Post
    Thank you, but I think that is a China casting. Looking for genuine Chrysler.
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    Re: wanted common block

    curious, why are you wanting New?

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    Warren likes to mod things, used won't cut it,
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    New Usually means that you don't have to worry about things like hairline crack ect that often come up in mag testing and pr testing.

    + Not enough info about different cyl wall thicknesses through years of production. Actually, for all the years this community has existed it's no surprise that no one is making Mad power, no info on the little things, and let's face it, it's all those little things that make the Big difference!

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    A used block will have already 'seasoned' itself and any cracking or movement would usually have happend by now. You say a good used T3 is acceptable then I would say try to find a later mexico casting TBI block. I picked one up on a whim and it turned out to be in excellent condition. I did a picture comparson of it to a Trenton casting block of the same year and the difference in quality was evident.

    "MR.ED" guy in new york had for a long time a NOS CB for-sale but it was already heavily machined and O-ringed. Dont know if he still has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    New Usually means that you don't have to worry about things like hairline crack ect that often come up in mag testing and pr testing.

    + Not enough info about different cyl wall thicknesses through years of production. Actually, for all the years this community has existed it's no surprise that no one is making Mad power, no info on the little things, and let's face it, it's all those little things that make the Big difference!

    Thank you, Even if a good friend gave you 20 blocks, and five cranks, only one or two would make a suitable foundation for 700+ HP.
    If I consider what Ive spent so far for wet mag tests (cranks), magnuflux (blocks) Blasting and cooking, just to be able to do accurate Mag and sonic micrometer testing,(I do my own sonic testing) plus my time and gas to and from the testing machine shop. plus materials, I could have damn near paid for a nice set of race rods.
    Plus, you are still depending on someone else to do thorough checking. I dont like to leave anything to chance if I can help it.

    I called Mancini racing to ask who bought all there 2.2 stuff, they told me someone from Tennessee bought it all. anyone here know who that person is????
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    Huh, switching to swirl head this time around? Didn't that NOS DC race block pan out?
    Todd

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    Quote Originally Posted by 135sohc View Post
    A used block will have already 'seasoned' itself and any cracking or movement would usually have happend by now. You say a good used T3 is acceptable then I would say try to find a later mexico casting TBI block. I picked one up on a whim and it turned out to be in excellent condition. I did a picture comparson of it to a Trenton casting block of the same year and the difference in quality was evident.

    "MR.ED" guy in new york had for a long time a NOS CB for-sale but it was already heavily machined and O-ringed. Dont know if he still has it.
    I believe Ed told me block was sold. Deck was 0-ringed by Ray Barton's shop so it was probably done correctly. That is why I didn't buy it.

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    stitus on here has a chrysler remanned 2.5 common block. (never been reassembled).It is a non turbo. thought that I would throw that out there.

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    Re: wanted common block

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Stramer View Post
    I'm looking for a NEW,Never used, common block. preferably a C Mexican casting. Or perhaps a good used TIII block.
    Also, would buy a New, unused 782 "swirl" head. I know there are some out there somewhere. Anyone have any leads?
    Contact me @ 701-782-4215. Thanks, Warren Stramer
    Whacha building? Current plant OK I hope?

    I havn't figured out what to do with those bare castings yet, but that a lotta work before it even looks like a head much less the work to do to it...

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    Re: wanted common block

    Quote Originally Posted by spoolinhard View Post
    stitus on here has a chrysler remanned 2.5 common block. (never been reassembled).It is a non turbo. thought that I would throw that out there.
    Are you saying it's a "never been run" block? Or are you saying it's a reman from Chryler that someone took apart before it ran?

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    Does a new DC race block interest you? PM me if so, I'm quite certain I know where one is.

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    Problem with the new DC blocks is they arent machined. Not even the cylinders! So the amount of machining it would take just to get one of those block in a usable state would be Insane!!!!

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    +1 to that...

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    BUT, it would be "right with the world" when you were done, something I think Warren would be shooting for...

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    Not all of them are raw castings.

    Sent you a PM back Warren. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8valves View Post
    Not all of them are raw castings.
    Well then that might be worth looking into................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Stramer View Post
    I called Mancini racing to ask who bought all there 2.2 stuff, they told me someone from Tennessee bought it all. anyone here know who that person is????
    I'd like to know too. I contacted them just about monthly about buying up all their 2.2 stuff, and they kept saying they needed to inventory what they had, get a price, etc, blah, blah. This went on for more than a year, and then they said someone came in and bought it all

    Quote Originally Posted by 8valves View Post
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