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Author Topic:   Aluminum Engines??
KSGerry
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted September 18, 2001 09:05 PM
Are any of you racers allowed to use an all-aluminum engine if it came from the auto manufacturers in a passenger car or truck?
If so...what are your limits? (displacement, OHV, SOHC, DOHC, etc, etc.) What about for next season? Thanks!!

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KSGerry

AJ GARBE70
Dirt Moderator

Total posts: 73
posted September 18, 2001 11:10 PM
what are the blocks like i may be interested in one are they designed like the old ones thanks aj garber racing

KWTracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted September 18, 2001 11:33 PM
I know for us at least, there is no rule that specifically says no alumnium engines. But they do require production engines for make and model. Displacement is 155 inches max (140 inches for ford). SOHC. No rollers. Only 2 valves per cylinder. Bore .070 max. No SVO, Nissan motorsports, TRD, etc. racing parts allowed. This is the case for most of the tracks near us. And I don't see them changing anytime soon. Have you found an all alumnium motor out of a 74 Pinto?? Wishfull thinking.

KSGerry
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted September 19, 2001 05:44 AM
Even better than an old Pinto!! Ford is making a new 2.3 Liter DOHC Duratec engine for the Ranger pick up. Nothing like the old 2300. It is similar in design to the European Ford-Cosworth with a very strong lower end and only weighs 180lbs! Ford turned loose of 12 of these engines (quality control test engines) a few weeks ago. I've sold 6 so far. I understand that Ford is going to release 100 more in the next few weeks. My employer, Kansas Racing Products, makes a cast-iron OHV 4 cylinder racing block for Ford SVO and GM Performance. As a supplier, KRP has certain buying privileges. I can buy these complete used engines for $700.dollars each. Anyone interested??

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KSGerry

KWTracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted September 19, 2001 04:32 PM
Like I said, sounds cool, but nothing we can use.

AJ GARBE70
Dirt Moderator

Total posts: 73
posted September 19, 2001 05:32 PM
I agree with kwtracer sounds nice but it seems it is a different thanks for telling us good luck

KSGerry
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted September 21, 2001 06:20 AM
Thanks for your response! Now with the end of racing season approaching and the race tracks and clubs working on their specs for next year, I hope that they will be looking at the newer engine styles and make some allowances. Write me if you are looking for engines or engine components, fours, sixes, eights...new or vintage. I do need casting numbers as I cannot cross-reference to applications. Thanks again!! Gerry

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KSGerry

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