:gig: yes i can because i have one near ready to run for e-racer with an electronic distributor and with two carburators (and injection option to install) :lick:Hello folks,
Can anyone please tell me where I can find an Aluminum 4.3L Chevy Vortec block?
Suggestions or assistance would be very appreciated. Thank You.
There are several that I know of; Ford, Mopar, and GM all make 60° pushrod v6s. Ford makes one called the Vulcan v6 that has a great reputation for reliability but unfortunately has cast iron heads only, it's a 3.0L pushrod and light weight for an all cast iron engine - good Pietenpol material IMO. Ford also made a 60° v6 called the Cologne v6 that was designed in Germany - it was relatively light but all cast iron as well, pushrod 2.9L. There is a 4.0L 60° v6 from Ford that is based on one of the pushrod v6 blocks, it's vee mounted camshaft is now just a jackshaft and turns a chain at each end to drive single cams in each head - heads are aluminum and I like the 4.0L size, wish there was an aluminum block for it! Mopar made/makes a 60° pushrod v6 in 3.3L and 3.8L size and they have factory aluminum heads. GM also makes a 60° pushrod v6 that has from 2.8L to 3.4L and has both cast iron and aluminum heads from the wrecking yard (as opposed to GM Performance Parts) and there may be a 3.8L version of this engine with slightly larger bore center distances. The GM v6 60 engine supposedly has an aluminum block that can be had from GM Performance Parts:And what ever happened to the nice 60-degree V6? Are there any modern 60-degree pushrod V6s?
That's the thing about internet forums, you can say you did some research but unless you say exactly what that research is, who's to know? I don't know you, hardly anyone here knows you, how could they? Yes you did mention Gm performance; on Ben's website he is very succinct in stating that the block on his engine cannot be had unless you have connections with Ford - he says "you can ask them and they will say that there isn't one".Not some goofball spouting his mouth off about something he knew absolutely nothing about or making claims for others to prove wrong.
Also, I found this page on the Summit site listing these blocks and with a delivery date of Jan. 30th, 2012:Technical Notes: Aluminum blocks are designed for crankshafts with 2.45"
diameter main bearing journals. All production V6/90° engine components
can be installed in aluminum Bow Tie blocks. Block weight is 70 lbs.