Announces new SBF Castings
recently one of the major advantages of being in the "Chevy"
camp has been the availability of all sorts of aftermarket engine
components -namely heads and blocks. If you're building a bow-tie
powered race car, there are a handful of companies, besides GM,
that can sell you a brand new engine block with a variety of upgrades
and engineering enhancements over stock.
The 5.0L aftermarket boom of the last decade brought the Ford
crowd a step closer, by the way of a dozen or more varieties of
aftermarket heads and intakes for the small block Ford.
With Dart Machinery announcing the production of brand new 302
and 351 small block Ford castings, we just may see a level playing
in the near future.
to a 9.500" deck on the 351 block will enable strokers
in the 428 cid range.
the "Iron Eagle Ford" blocks, Dart has taken their years
of Chevy block casting experience, and applied it to the small
block Ford blocks. The result is a Ford small block that has all
the strength and enhancements required for high-horsepower race
will cast both a 302 and a 351W configuration, in iron (aluminum
versions are rumored.) The 302 block will be available in the
standard 8.200" deck height and also a 0.500" taller
(8.700") deck height, for custom stroker applications.
351W block will also be available in two deck heights; the 9.500"
stock height (late model 351W) and the shorter 9.200" Cleveland