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#1583681 - 07/09/14 01:05 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: KB RACING ENG]
Al_Alguire Offline


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They sure are Purdy..

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#1583682 - 07/09/14 05:09 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: KB RACING ENG]
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Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
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#1583683 - 07/09/14 08:03 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: Al_Alguire]
racerx Offline
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They sure are Purdy..


^^^what he said^^^

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#1583684 - 07/09/14 09:53 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: KB RACING ENG]
440Jim Offline
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Jim 2


Good to see things are moving along now that machining has started. I was worried about the time for the other shop to gun drill the lifter oil galleries, but they did a quick turn around for you (us).

Thanks,
Jim

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#1583685 - 07/09/14 12:10 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: 440Jim]
440Jim Offline
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It looks like KB has changed the pushrod clearance holes compared to what Wade received (see his June 20 post in this topic). I wonder if KB will do anymore on the exhaust like Wade's? But the slot versus the hole may just be a low deck vs raised deck thing since Greg's looks like Wade's. I still will have to mock it up with the Indy 440-1 heads and see if any tweaking is needed.

EDIT: Low deck vs Raised deck


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#1583686 - 07/09/14 12:19 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: 440Jim]
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It looks like KB has changed the pushrod clearance holes compared to what Wade received (see his June 20 post in this topic). I wonder if KB will do anymore on the exhaust like Wade's? I still will have to mock it up with the Indy 440-1 heads and see if any tweaking is needed.




I noticed that. Why is yours different from mine?
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#1583687 - 07/09/14 12:41 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: 1320Dart]
Al_Alguire Offline


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Jim it is a low deck thing...Mine is the same.

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#1583688 - 07/09/14 01:57 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: Al_Alguire]
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Looking at those blocks made me forget what this post is all about.
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#1583689 - 07/09/14 02:02 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: jcc]
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Looking at those blocks made me forget what this post is all about.




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#1583690 - 07/09/14 03:11 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: jcc]
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Looking at those blocks made me forget what this post is all about.






Exactly.!!!!!! That's why I said its worth the wait.
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#1583691 - 11/05/14 10:41 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: pittsburghracer]
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Did anyone order their block with the oversize sleeves. 4.7 vs 4.62? Any drawback to going oversized to get the .100 thick at 4.5? At 4.7 OD on the sleeve that only leaves .050 aluminum between the sleeves. Would that lead to cracking problems?

I'm getting ready to order a block. Ay input would be appreciated.

Thanks
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#1583692 - 11/05/14 11:15 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: d7cook]
camastomcat Offline
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Did anyone order their block with the oversize sleeves. 4.7 vs 4.62? Any drawback to going oversized to get the .100 thick at 4.5? At 4.7 OD on the sleeve that only leaves .050 aluminum between the sleeves. Would that lead to cracking problems?

I'm getting ready to order a block. Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks




I had the 4.700 sleeves with no problems.

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#1583693 - 11/05/14 11:25 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: camastomcat]
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I found out the other day my block was the 6th 440 block they made.

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#1583694 - 11/06/14 06:34 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: a493demon]
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I found out the other day my block was the 6th 440 block they made.




Was that the 6th ever made? Or 6th for the year?
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#1583695 - 11/06/14 07:29 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: 1320Dart]
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ever made

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#1583696 - 11/06/14 07:45 AM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: a493demon]
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ever made




That's friggin sweet!
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#1583697 - 11/06/14 02:08 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: camastomcat]
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The short deck KB block in my KOS Demon has 4.7 sleeves, bored to 4.530 and they are fine.

So far.


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#1583698 - 12/08/14 06:05 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: Airwoofer]
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FYI, I weighted my KB and Mega blocks this weekend and there is 90lbs difference.

KB - 185lbs (4.360 bore)
Mega - 275lbs (4.5" bore & weighs 340lbs with crank and cam in it)

The Mega block is from Mopar from the mid 90's, no lightening and no concrete in it.
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#1583699 - 12/08/14 07:02 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: WadeMetzinger]
camastomcat Offline
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Wade,
How long did the actual delivery take from when you ordered it till you to received it?

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#1583700 - 12/08/14 08:08 PM Re: Keith Black Aluminum block ordering experience [Re: d7cook]
440Jim Offline
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Loc: Southern Maryland
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Did anyone order their block with the oversize sleeves. 4.7 vs 4.62? Any drawback to going oversized to get the .100 thick at 4.5? At 4.7 OD on the sleeve that only leaves .050 aluminum between the sleeves.


I don't understand "aluminum between the sleeves". Here is a picture of my 4.50" bore KB low deck and the sleeves don't have aluminum between them?


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