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Old 04-26-2005, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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are they as good as they say
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I dont no what all the fuss is about. Something about better cooling? I have worked on all sorts of Fords over the years and have never noticed anything better with one or the other. But I am shore all the other experts will no better.
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are they as good as they say
I have one i built late last year. From an 82 F100 ambulance. It works the same as any other block. Although, this is the only motor i have ever had oilpressure problems with, but i think is the pump??.(still cant blow it up. lol)
Ive heard some people pay big dollars for them just for being rare. I paid $100 for a std bore pillowblock. Sell it for a grand, and buy another standard block, and have $900 left. haha.
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I dont no what all the fuss is about. Something about better cooling? I have worked on all sorts of Fords over the years and have never noticed anything better with one or the other. But I am shore all the other experts will no better.
Better cooling.........? The bores are actually heaps thicker. As a result of this the outer surfaces of the block had to be moved out otherwise there wouldn't have been much of a coolant passage around the bores. This gives the "pillow" effect that most people believe is for extra cooling. It probably helps in the cooling process as well, but this is only a secondary benefit. The people who usually make "a fuss" about them are engine machiners/builders, as they have had first hand with the limits of the bores on "normal" clevos and "pillow blocks". I would call them experts who know better. (They can probably spell too). The blocks were fitted randomly from 1980 onwards (i've seen one in a falcon ute - factory).
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I thought the post was about the pillow block? Not spelling smart arse.
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pillow blocks are no stronger than std blocks, they were an experimental block to hold more water for the marine industry. The project didnt pan out so they were put back into stock for regular use.
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Has anyone ever seen a broken standard 30 over 2 bolt block?
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Has anyone ever seen a broken standard 30 over 2 bolt block?
Yep, "D" block split a bore at 30
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Yep, "D" block split a bore at 30
D block yep, ive seen one too, but not a sq block, they are a better quality cating than a D block.
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I thought the post was about the pillow block? Not spelling smart arse.

Mate, the "smart arse" tone was set by your post, implying that no-one other than you knows anything.
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