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Old 27th-March-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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Blueprint short block?

Does anybody have one of these short blocks?

How much horse power can those keith black hypertec pistons handle?

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...0002_761058_-1

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Old 27th-March-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
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C'mon...nothing???
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Old 27th-March-2007, 09:42 PM   #3
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Does anybody have one of these short blocks?

How much horse power can those keith black hypertec pistons handle?

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...0002_761058_-1

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I really hate the loose term (Blueprint) to blueprint a stock block would cost want they are selling the short block for. and thats a bare block. to correct all the diamentions one would probably go through a dozen blocks to find one that would be suitable.

I dont like KB pistons. and a few others I know whom have had then dont or wont use them again. I wont use them again. I raised a ringland for no reason.
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Old 27th-March-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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I really hate the loose term (Blueprint) to blueprint a stock block would cost want they are selling the short block for. and thats a bare block. to correct all the diamentions one would probably go through a dozen blocks to find one that would be suitable.

I dont like KB pistons. and a few others I know whom have had then dont or wont use them again. I wont use them again. I raised a ringland for no reason.
On this case blueprint is not advertised as being done to the engine... that is the name of the company selling it.

But, it sounds to me like nothing more than a glorified Kragen's engine... I would spend the extra couple hundred and buy a ZZ4 short block if you want to put any kind of performance parts into the engine.
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Old 27th-March-2007, 10:38 PM   #5
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I have had great luck with my KB flattops. I am at 425 HP with no problems. Beat the crap out of them
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Old 27th-March-2007, 10:40 PM   #6
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Hmmm... Both good and bad comments, more bad than good. Well I'm looking more toward the 500 range so I think this won't hold up.
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The pistons can probably take it. I'd be more concerned about the stock rods and cast cranks and how it was put together. Even then it will probably take it for a while at least. Not the ultimate foundation for building a 500 HP engine though.

What other parts do you propose to add to one of these budget shortblocks to get you to 500 HP?
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Old 28th-March-2007, 01:19 AM   #8
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The pistons can probably take it. I'd be more concerned about the stock rods and cast cranks and how it was put together. Even then it will probably take it for a while at least. Not the ultimate foundation for building a 500 HP engine though.

+1, for that price I'd rather go through a local maching shop...
You can get a scat rotating assemblies from summit--scat 900 cast crank, 4340 rods, and forged flat tops, plus bearings/rings--for around $650 mail-order...
So even if you had $750 into machining you'd still come out on top (truck freight on engines can be spendy)...
Then you have the benefit of knowing who did the work, and not have to deal with shipping or long-distance warrantee issues.

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Old 28th-March-2007, 02:35 AM   #9
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short block

I like the set up I found, which will handle more than 600 horsies...
It's by Nye's Automotive in Muncie IN...

Seasoned 4 bolt, sonic tested for thickness,
all new parts:
EAGLE 4340 FORGED CRANKSHAFT
EAGLE 4340 FORGED H BEAM RODS WITH BUSHED SMALL END.
MAHLE FORGED PISTONS FLAT TOP OR FORGED
MOLY FILE FIT RINGS
CLEVITE/ACL BEARINGS

all for 2300, if you buy the cam for them they'll even install and degree it for free.....
check them out:
http://www.nyesautomotive.net/
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On this case blueprint is not advertised as being done to the engine... that is the name of the company selling it.
Yep Good call. I missed it.... or misinterpreted the sales pitch.

I guess this is what caught my attention:

Blueprint Engines SB-Chevy Short Block Assemblies
Blueprint Engines Short Block Assemblies are a great basis for a drivable and reliable high performance engine. All rotating assemblies are balanced within 2 grams on a computerized balancer.

2 grams>>>??? The shop I use is .5 gram
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For top end as of now I'm going with world 220 heads, hydraulic cam, crane arms valve train kit, victor jr intake w/holley 4150 flange, topped off with of course a holley.
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