New Oldsmobile Block

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rapidride2
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New Oldsmobile Block

Post by rapidride2 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:40 am

Many of you probably have already seen or heard of this?

http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/t ... r-casting/
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Re: New Oldsmobile Block

Post by peejay » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:33 am

“For us, a year consists of 150-200 passes on an engine. So really, that’s our standard for use in a year’s time. We come from bracket racing with quick turnarounds and lots of events. At one point in time, our track had 32 events in a year, so we know what it takes for an engine to survive in a severe-duty environment.”

150-200 passes per year.., So maybe 30-50 laps of a race course.

"Severe duty enrivonment". How cute.

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Re: New Oldsmobile Block

Post by Newold1 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:57 am

That's a great example and part from the aftermarket that was really well done with a lot of thought and solutions for so many needs and problem solutions! Kudos to those guys! =D>

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Re: New Oldsmobile Block

Post by DCal » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am

I wonder if this "Rocket" is a Paul Gentilozzi offshoot? Can't help think how Joe Mondello would have loved this block. Good for these guys regardless, I hope that they sell lots of them.

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Re: New Oldsmobile Block

Post by BBO Omega » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:45 am

John Stolpa, owner of Rocket Racing brought this Block to the Market. It compliments his already excellent Cylinder Head / Intake Manifold offering.
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Re: New Oldsmobile Block

Post by Rick Finsta » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:54 am

Finally the BBO guys will be able to keep up with the SBO guys! :mrgreen:

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