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#2459003 - 02/28/18 03:25 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
d7cook Offline
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Nice!
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#2459010 - 02/28/18 03:55 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: d7cook]
WedgeFED Offline
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Originally Posted By d7cook
Nice!


Have you heard anything yet d7cook?

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#2459030 - 02/28/18 04:30 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
moetown Offline
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I had to put on sun glasses to view pics. smoke
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#2459042 - 02/28/18 04:52 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: moetown]
fullmetaljacket Offline
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I also see that since this is a special dry solid block, that screw in freeze plugs are not needed, unless those small tapped holes are the plugs themselves.
Glad that you received your special block Wedgefed and that it is in the hands of Chuck and Pete.

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#2459048 - 02/28/18 05:21 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
Dave Hall Offline
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Ooooooh, Ahhhhhh!!!

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#2459049 - 02/28/18 05:22 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
dwayne welder Offline
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What about either 55 MM or 60 MM cam tunnels?????

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#2459062 - 02/28/18 05:59 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
d7cook Offline
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Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Originally Posted By WedgeFED
Originally Posted By d7cook
Nice!


Have you heard anything yet d7cook?


Not yet. Hopefully soon.

You should start a thread to document your engine build and dragster.
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#2459101 - 02/28/18 07:26 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: fullmetaljacket]
The Shadow Offline


Registered: 09/25/03
Posts: 2119
Loc: Duloc
Originally Posted By fullmetaljacket
I also see that since this is a special dry solid block, that screw in freeze plugs are not needed, unless those small tapped holes are the plugs themselves.
Glad that you received your special block Wedgefed and that it is in the hands of Chuck and Pete.

Tapped holes are the oil gallery

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#2460639 - 03/03/18 07:42 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
stu smith Offline
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Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 28
Loc: new york
That looks amazing,well worth the wait and $$$$$

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#2460918 - 03/04/18 12:05 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: stu smith]
boatracer572 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/03
Posts: 968
Loc: San Jose Ca.
Originally Posted By stu smith
That looks amazing,well worth the wait and $$$$$

Really?

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#2461828 - 03/05/18 10:34 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: boatracer572]
Biginchmopar Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 1241
Loc: Carson City, Nevada
Originally Posted By boatracer572
Originally Posted By stu smith
That looks amazing,well worth the wait and $$$$$

Really?

iagree

Over $7000 and two years, not a good deal at all.

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#2461923 - 03/06/18 08:22 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
SportF Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 837
Loc: Minn
Maybe I am missing something here, as I see some of this as a negative. Since the cost of these is much more than Indy, why won't Indy raise their price $500-1000, and still be competitive with this block?

That isn't helping some........

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#2461936 - 03/06/18 08:41 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
TRENDZ Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1705
Loc: Milwaukee WI
Maybe because Indy realizes for that price you could get a custom machined billet BAE block.
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#2461947 - 03/06/18 09:08 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: TRENDZ]
sasquatch Offline
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Registered: 03/26/05
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Loc: North Carolina
Indy now charges 5500 for the base engine block PLUS any options on top of that.KB has more standard features. Anybody caring can send me an email and I will send you more info on both blocks. moparts@ptmc.net
Todd
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#2461959 - 03/06/18 09:38 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
SportF Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 837
Loc: Minn
So, they have already raised the price?

Is this a case where competition went in the wrong direction?


Edited by SportF (03/06/18 09:41 AM)

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#2461997 - 03/06/18 11:02 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: SportF]
sasquatch Offline
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Registered: 03/26/05
Posts: 2288
Loc: North Carolina
Indy and KB are really the only viable sources for almost ANY aftermarket BB/Hemi blocks at the moment. Yes others are trying but when you are the only game in town you can name your price so to speak. The block in this thread also had some "extra" stuff that is not normal and was extra cost as well. It also might just be the most expensive BB Mopar block ever made if the truth were ever told. Unique situation to be very sure.
Glad the owner will finally, soon be united with his new block.
Todd
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#2462014 - 03/06/18 11:49 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: sasquatch]
fullmetaljacket Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 6427
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
.....and not to mention that it is in the hands of some folk that will burn, cut and hone away all of its quirks to make it a mean motha.
It seems the effort at KB has a pulse. It will just be a long recovery.

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#2462087 - 03/06/18 02:46 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: Biginchmopar]
WedgeFED Offline
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Registered: 01/03/16
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Loc: America
Originally Posted By Biginchmopar
Originally Posted By boatracer572
Originally Posted By stu smith
That looks amazing,well worth the wait and $$$$$

Really?

iagree

Over $7000 and two years, not a good deal at all.


Two and a half years and still not in my hands yet

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#2462088 - 03/06/18 02:47 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: fullmetaljacket]
WedgeFED Offline
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Registered: 01/03/16
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Loc: America
Originally Posted By fullmetaljacket
.....and not to mention that it is in the hands of some folk that will burn, cut and hone away all of its quirks to make it a mean motha.
It seems the effort at KB has a pulse. It will just be a long recovery.


Only there for lifter bushing install

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#2462143 - 03/06/18 04:02 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
RATTRAP Offline
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Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 1399
Loc: N/E, Michigan
I'm just trying to find a couple of screw in O'ring freeze plugs for a KB Block.
Its like mission impossible. Any one know a source??

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