Would recommend the World block over the Dart, but down here would use the G.M. block at this time. Darts own maching leaves a lot to be desired. Worlds is running a close second.What block is the better block for a 540-572 motor + nitrous
To me it looks like it's just the light reflecting off of the rough surfaces of the caps.Norval, whats with all the dings in the main caps? Or is it just the picture.
Harry P. Hunter
Next time try c-clamping the main bearing cap to close it up. Measure with a mike so it just slips into the block. You won't distort the cap and it will keep its tight fit.Had to use a hammer to beat the main caps into place. LOL
I was only kidding. I never touched anything with a hammer. Might use a plastic weighted hammer but certainly no steel hammer and yes the marks are only the light reflecting off the rough surfac, that or the black assembly grease that came with my stud kit.Next time try c-clamping the main bearing cap to close it up. Measure with a mike so it just slips into the block. You won't distort the cap and it will keep its tight fit.
"There is no mechanical device designed to be assembled with a hammer." Kirkwoodken
I hated the ford blue also but they did such a nice job. Eventually it got to me and I buried it under a number of coats of redDon't 'ya just hate that FoMoCo blue?? :wacko:
I do...covered mine with multiple coats of Chev Orange like it should be.
What is the part number for those blocks?If you have a GM guy that knows how to find 'em, there are a few of the CNC Bowtie blocks left. With billet mains, the Dart or Merlin is well over $2200, GM is selling what they have left of the CNC Bowties at $1900.