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Alloy 711M Block

PostPost by: Eugene7 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:23 pm

I have the above block for sale.

It's never been used, and is fully machined, just requiring liners for final piston selection.

Block height is approx 20cm, and bore 8.5cm.

The reason this block was not used originally is that when machined the crossflow push-rod holes were cut, and will require sleeving as there is some breakthrough to the water jacket. An easy job to have them sleeved or plugged as required.

This makes the block ideal for a T/C, or a Crossflow.

I have standard end-caps for the block, but would suggest using steel ones.

If interested, and for images of the block and a price discussion, contact me directly.

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PostPost by: Barney » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:04 pm

The guys will want to know where are you? UK/US/OZ???
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PostPost by: Eugene7 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:23 pm

Good point!

UK - North Herts.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:36 am

The guys will want to know how much you'ld like for it?

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PostPost by: Eugene7 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:56 pm

I'm open to offers... :D
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:29 pm

Ok ............. a Tenner ?

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PostPost by: Eugene7 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:06 pm

Cheeky :D
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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:07 pm

Good job it's not ebay ............. I'd have gone for 99p !!!

Good luck with the sale.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:18 pm

Go on then I could do with a new project,I'll start the bidding at ?50:00..

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PostPost by: msd1107 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:42 pm

I'll go 55.

At least on Ebay, the auction will end, and it will be sold. If you have your heart set on a minimum price, set a reserve.

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PostPost by: petrolblood » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:15 pm

Do you still have the block?
I've never heard of a 711m alloy block, please excuse myself. Is it the same as the BDG block?
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PostPost by: jono » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:52 pm

I believe the answer to your question is here:

http://www.blatchat.com/t.asp?id=165360
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PostPost by: Eugene7 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:47 pm

Sorry, been a tad busy.

Yep, the block, and the rest of my old VeganTune engine have gone to a nice new home :D

However, Chris Wheeler at The 7 Workshop (www.7workshop.com for contact details) may have another for sale as we both got them at the same time, and the client he originally purchased it foe has not been in to pick it up...

I can confirm that the block is based on the Lotus 'short block', so would be ideal for a TwinCam engine.

I can still supply images if anyone wants them.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:59 am

A rough idea of how much it went for would be nice...

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:58 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:A rough idea of how much it went for would be nice...

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We can make some good guesses. Burton list Cosworth BDG blocks with 90mm liners, steel main caps and studs for 3500 GBP before VAT. I've just learned that Jennings BDG blocks (here in the US) with 88 to 90 mm Nikasil bores, steel main caps and studs run $6000 (4900 GBP at today's exchange rate). The one listed here has machining errors, no liners, no caps, maybe it is worth a third of what Burton wants for a Cosworth. Take off another 50 pounds for the description as a 711M block when it has the 1500 deck height, maybe 1000 pounds is about right. :?
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