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Offline fabr

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Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« on: June 16, 2021, 07:33:21 PM »
I can't believe how Covid has effed me. First Dart informs me they don't have a clue when they would be making any more Iron Eagle blocks for the foreseeable future . They don't actually have their own foundry like Brodix so they have little control on when they get castings. Effin Covid.      I then go looking for a used one but of course I want some options such as .927 bronze bushed heyway lifter bores/55mm roller cam bearings/raised cam/Sb2.2 lifter pattern ,etc..   Rare as hens teeth but I located one and as far as I can tell it is probably one out there anymore.    Ok ,cool,I decide to buy it.   Effin circle track guys are flaky as all get out and I'm on my way to inspect/buy. I get a call informing me he had decided to keep it. At least I wasn't very far,could have been worse like 12 fricken hours further!!!  5:   Fast forward a few days and I decide to call Dart and see if there was any availability of a Little M block. They said yes,but,16 weeks out with the options I need.  Eff me. 

  On a bright note though ,I did score a new,used for mock up only Morel DLC coated .926 keyway lifters for a killer deal. Retail for these things is minimum of $2600 a set and I got them for $500.  ;D 8) ;D   Also found a Jesel raised cam belt drive about $150 under going price.  I guess some things are going right. :m
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
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Offline budlight69

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 02:46:29 PM »
That sucks on the engine block.  Glad you found something that will work for you.  I have to ask (I know it's probably been covered) why you don't go with an LS platform?  I know you are probably in too deep now with fit, accessories, etc.

 I did get lucky and have a new MD5 sitting in the shop, with all new lower gear ratios

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 05:45:29 PM »
Changing to the LS platform would be a huge PITA. Basically everything would be different. I mean,EVERYTHING! :m Besides I can make as much or more HP n/a with the Sb2.2 than an LS. I have lots of parts also for keeping the SB2.2 platform alive for a long time. Only thing I don't have is a big inch short block,hence the Little M Dart block.

The Little M starting out at 4.125 bore and will still be good to go @ 4.185 with minimum cylinder walls of .275 thick. That will give me years and years of refreshes .005 at a time. The things are 2000 HP capable strength wise. I'm having Patterson Elite in Augusta,Ks get it for me. They have been tight with Dart forever so maybe,just maybe,the 16 weeks will at least be realistic. 
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 05:47:39 PM »
Good you found a trans. Lower gears will be a nice plus!
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 06:50:07 AM »
fabr, thats does bite. so covid has messed up a lot of things. imo, its also been used as an excuse for a lot of things as well. which one is which.....i will never know.  you wont get it done when you had hoped but you will ge5 it done. i hope the current engine is safe and solid for an octobher ride.
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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 06:50:49 AM »
budlight.... you got lucky finding another 5 speed. better hold onto that like its the last one on earth  ;D
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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2021, 10:59:21 AM »
fabr, thats does bite. so covid has messed up a lot of things. imo, its also been used as an excuse for a lot of things as well. which one is which.....i will never know.  you wont get it done when you had hoped but you will ge5 it done. i hope the current engine is safe and solid for an octobher ride.
Yes,it is.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2021, 07:14:32 PM »
Warning!!!! Sticker shock.   Taking guesses on a new Dart Little M block,billet main caps ,raised 55mm roller cam bearings, SB2.2 lifter pattern with .936 bushed keyway lifter bores and Dart does all finish machine work(bore/hone/deck/line hone cam bores and main bores),ready to assemble. What is your guess?

I missed it by $1000 5:
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2021, 07:46:15 PM »
$4,862.00.

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2021, 07:55:31 PM »
You and I think alike. We are wrong though. Drowning :m
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2021, 08:16:58 PM »
$6,313.00.

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2021, 10:20:33 AM »
damn
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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2021, 10:24:12 AM »
$6314.00   :m

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2021, 04:13:09 PM »
6K even.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" Albert Einstein  (IT'S OFFICIAL THAT DAY IS HERE NOW!)

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Re: Well,EFF ME!! SB2.2 #2
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2021, 11:35:10 AM »
still...... damn!
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