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New Production Ford Kent based 2L block

PostPost by: UKFordguy » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:24 pm

A few months ago I read on this site that a short deck Ford Kent based block was to be produced by Ford Racing in America, Part # M-6010-20K. Basically it sounds like a cast iron Ford Kent 1500 strengthen block, but with a bore size suitable for 90mm pistons. With a 2 liter potential in the same exterior block, does anyone have any information about when is that block going to be available?

Also, for anyone needing a new 1600 Kent block, ebay motors is currently showing a: M-6010-16K new block at US$285.00. Ford Racing was listing that same block at around $1200., so at $285.00 that is a very good price. The current ebay bids end for this block on Sat. 15 Nov., 2014. Please note
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:50 am

These blocks (both 1500 and 1600 deck height versions) have been in production for a few years now. Following is one listing from the Pegasus online catalog:
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ ... RecID=9127
This describes the 1600 height block only. Most important is the note that these can only be bored reliably to 83.5 mm and this has been discussed extensively on this forum. Ford Racing part numbers for the 1500 and 1600 height blocks are M-6010-16L and M-6010-16K, respectively. Searching the Ford Racing web site for M-6010-20K returns no matches. The other new iron blocks from QED (1500 height) can be taken to a larger bore:
http://qedmotorsport.co.uk/qed-shop/lot ... nder-block
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