Walter R. Malik wrote:nickpohlaandp wrote:So what are the blocks I've heard about "splitting" when you lean on em too hard? Like I said, I've never seen it, but I've heard about it a lot. And how are they splitting? Is it like the block just breaks in half?
The 5.0L engines which came with torque to yield head bolts, light weight crankshafts, and 50 in/oz counterbalance were internally lightened and reduced their strength greatly.
Splits right up the main webs through the camshaft oiling passage; in half. The timing cover and bellhousing are holding it together.
Well that would certainly put a damper on your night at the strip. I guess for big hp SBF you'd need something along the lines of a Dart block and a bucket full of boost?