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Old 10-11-2020, 12:02 PM   #21
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Wow, that looks absolutely amazing. Very nice.

Would an aluminum OHV, mated to aluminum block weigh less than an original cast iron engine?
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:53 PM   #22
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Wow, that looks absolutely amazing. Very nice.

Would an aluminum OHV, mated to aluminum block weigh less than an original cast iron engine?

Yes there would be a weight savings. Without weighing things, and going only by sheer estimation, I would guess aluminum would save you around 75 lbs. That is a very rough and quick guess.


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Old 10-15-2020, 06:52 AM   #23
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The first aluminum OHV approaches assembly. Rockers and push rods have already been fitted. Given that everything is proceeding as planned 5 more iron castings are set to be made, one slated to end up in England, where a buyer anxiously awaits one.


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