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#2458685 - 02/27/18 10:46 PM KB block pics from best machine.
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Gotta give a huge thanks to all the guys involved with making KB great again...


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#2458686 - 02/27/18 10:48 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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#2458687 - 02/27/18 10:49 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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#2458688 - 02/27/18 10:51 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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yep there is more


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#2458690 - 02/27/18 10:53 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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#2458691 - 02/27/18 10:53 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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last one


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#2458702 - 02/27/18 11:14 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Congratulations. Hey when you get it I don’t know what oil pan you are going to use but my Charlies oil pan had a wide flange on it and the main studs on number 5 main Cap were holding it up off the block. It took me awhile to search that one out. I also had to clearance to be block for pushrod clearance on my combo.
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#2458705 - 02/27/18 11:27 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Very nice. up
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#2458711 - 02/28/18 12:09 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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#2458733 - 02/28/18 05:50 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Hope they keep the flow of blocks coming, heck I might even consider building a new engine.



That block looks nice thumbs

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#2458743 - 02/28/18 07:21 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: racerx]
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So these things come with no water pump passages bored out?
Looks nice. You've got that baby in the right hands over at BEST MACHINE. If they can't fix it, prepare it for duty and have it make the most power, no one can.

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#2458757 - 02/28/18 08:15 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Wow, they look nice. Some newer differences I see from my 2 older KB blocks that I have.
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#2458758 - 02/28/18 08:16 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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A no water block does not help most of us. Glad your happy, though.

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#2458776 - 02/28/18 09:05 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: fastmark]
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They come with water jackets guys. Greg's (the pictures) is solid by request. His is kinda a one off deal.
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#2458784 - 02/28/18 09:24 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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If I'm not mistaken, it's just one of the pay back blocks. No one else has posted here even though I'm pretty sure there have been more.

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#2458812 - 02/28/18 10:13 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: sasquatch]
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Originally Posted By sasquatch
They come with water jackets guys. Greg's (the pictures) is solid by request. His is kinda a one off deal.
Todd


Good to hear. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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#2458863 - 02/28/18 11:09 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: fastmark]
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Looks like a low deck solid block.

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#2458886 - 02/28/18 11:36 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Yes this is an owed block guys, its been a very long time. It is a low deck solid block 4.5" bore. I paid in full over two years ago and The new owners did get my block finished for me. It will be an Injected alky deal in a front engine dragster is why I went with a solid block. I talked to Chuck at best this am. He is installing lifter bushings and cam bearings before it gets shipped to me. I just wanted to share pictures to show things are happening.

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#2458888 - 02/28/18 11:37 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: fbs63]
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Originally Posted By fbs63
Looks like a low deck solid block.


It is...
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#2458982 - 02/28/18 02:44 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Put a Chevy name on it, might get them made faster. I do so much want one.

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#2459003 - 02/28/18 03:25 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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
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#2461959 - 03/06/18 09:38 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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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]
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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.
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#2462014 - 03/06/18 11:49 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: sasquatch]
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.....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]
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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]
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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]
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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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#2462158 - 03/06/18 04:46 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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If they hadn't unplugged KB's phone you could call and get some. Call Todd and maybe he knows how to get some.
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#2462409 - 03/06/18 11:33 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: rickseeman]
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My, not that special Indy block, from a prominent east coast engine builder was well over 7k by the time it was done. And that was 2 years ago. I'd be curious to know his " ready to assemble" price. The Indy block can't handle the power the KB block could.


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#2462443 - 03/07/18 06:09 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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What is the power limit on those indy blocks? work

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#2462628 - 03/07/18 01:09 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: BANDIT]
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The price of the block along with the dedicated heads studs comes to over 8K. Depending on finish work, especially if lifter bushings are utilized, I'd imagine around 9k.

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#2462685 - 03/07/18 02:34 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: jim sciortino]
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It's at Best Machine because Best Machine has the contract to finish the blocks. That was posted here several weeks ago.

R.

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#2462705 - 03/07/18 03:24 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: dogdays]
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Originally Posted By dogdays
It's at Best Machine because Best Machine has the contract to finish the blocks. That was posted here several weeks ago.

R.


It is at best machine to get lifter bushings, the blocks are being finished at RMC.

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#2462807 - 03/07/18 06:49 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Lifter bushings installed


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#2462808 - 03/07/18 06:49 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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#2462810 - 03/07/18 06:51 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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#2463039 - 03/08/18 09:34 AM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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What was your main reason for having them bushed??

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#2463254 - 03/08/18 03:56 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: RATTRAP]
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Originally Posted By RATTRAP
What was your main reason for having them bushed??


To control the amount of oil to the top end, push rod oiling to the rockers.

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#2468661 - 03/19/18 03:14 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Very excited, My block showed up today!!!! Will share pics when I get time.

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#2468673 - 03/19/18 03:38 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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Originally Posted By WedgeFED
Very excited, My block showed up today!!!! Will share pics when I get time.




Congratulations. Go get them.
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#2474160 - 03/29/18 10:16 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: d7cook]
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Originally Posted By d7cook
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.


I will do that for sure. Oh and everything looks very good.


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#2474163 - 03/29/18 10:25 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: WedgeFED]
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This will be the adapted injection manifolds. Shows how big they really are, 3.150" Big thanks to my father for the endless hours of machine work that can now be used. Will post better pics soon.


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#2474492 - 03/30/18 04:09 PM Re: KB block pics from best machine. [Re: racerx]
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What is the power limit on those indy blocks? work

I'm going to try to throw something like 2,200-2,400 HP at a Indy block this year. My tuner say it should be OK if I don't do anything stupid with the tune......I'll let you know if it lives this fall
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