Company: Dart Machinery
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Ford Small Blocks
Affordable, Precision-Machined, Cast Iron Block Offers Superior Features, Exceptional Value.
The SHP Ford block is tailored to the most popular performance and racing applications, with an 8.200˝ (302) or an 9.500˝ (351) deck height and a choice of 4.00˝ or 4.125˝ siamesed cylinder bores which can safely be bored to 4.185˝. Steel main caps are splayed 4-bolt on the center three and 2-bolt on #1 and #5, and utilize 1/2˝ bolts. The valley is machined to accept factory roller lifter guides and retainer (spider).
Designed for high performance and heavy duty applications producing up to 600 horsepower, the SHP Ford block is the ideal starting point for hot rodders, drag racers, circle track competitors, off-roaders and high performance marine enthusiasts.
SHP blocks are manufactured on Dart's in-house CNC machining centers to precision tolerances. The SHP block's siamese cylinders have a .230 minimum wall thickness at 4.185˝ bore diameter. Other features include a true priority main oiling system that ensures reliable lubrication at high rpm, .625˝ thick decks with blind 1/2˝ head bolt holes and clearance for long stroke crankshafts. The SHP block retains the Ford small block's original dimensions and is compatible with most stock components.