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Old 05-17-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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I'm not sure if I'm set up in the right spot but I'm looking for a 49-53 8BA block that has no cracks, if such a thing exists, bored less then 30 over.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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The holy grail...
Expect to pay $1200-$1500 for a proven crack free block.
I did find a Canadian standard bore standard bearing block recently, still needs checked for cracks, don’t see any but it needs a trip to the machine shop for testing.
Tod, we need blocks!
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:43 PM   #3
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Crap! I sold the last one too cheap!
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:35 PM   #4
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I've got one but it's not for sale.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:31 PM   #5
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Seriously, there is a guy on here (handle is "Tod") who is working on casting new blocks. This guy is the real deal and has already successfully recast Model "A" blocks and cylinder heads, and (I think) a bunch of late model Ford stuff. Come to think of it, I haven't seen or heard from him for a while; I wonder where he's at? He has so much stuff going on he probably is sidetracked with one of his other projects. IIRC, the price for his block is projected to be in the mid $2000 range.

If you're in a hurry, I'd keep looking. AND, this is a good place to start. If I were you, I'd be placing a wanted ad in the ""Swap Meet" section.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:13 PM   #6
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:37 PM   #7
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Ford V8 Flathead blocks for sale...Reduced price!!! Discussion in 'Parts For Sale' started by 32 Spitfire, Jul 25, 2016. Check this out. I don't know where you are located but??? 6 pages in was bumped to top yesterday.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:42 PM   #8
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seems interesting. pay what ya got to lose on blocks. 3 for $5oo might be a great deal.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:30 AM   #9
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I'm wondering if such a thing exists. A few years ago, I bought a 'crack-free' 8BA block that had been magnafluxed and was ready for machining. The machine shop that I use insists on pressure testing everything, and sure enough this one had a crack inside the lifter valley, near the top, in a place no one would likely check. In fact, he had never seen one crack there, and he has done a LOT of flatheads. Anyway, the repair was simple enough for them, should last forever, and was well under $100, so one or two cracks is not something I'd sweat.
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