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Ford Racing Lotus block new production from Ford

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:49 pm

Not sure if it has been posted here or not.
I thought so, though I can't find it.

https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-6010-16L
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:34 am

Here in the USA, Jay Ivey - www.Iveyengines.com keeps them in stock. If you send him your pistons or buy pistons from him, he will fit them to your new block and finish hone before shipment.

Jay is a first class engine builder particularly for Ford Kent based engines including our Twincams.
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PostPost by: Billmack » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:27 pm

I have done business with Jay and all my experiences were great. Traveled with him in support of a customer in pro racing years ago. We did some winning
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:04 pm

Thanks
I seem to recall wherever the article came from, that Ford had retooled recently to make the block stronger.
Probably doesn't matter, unless someone is considering a build. And has the choice now to spend another $2k
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:13 pm

This is the original thread, back from 2009.

https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=19684
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:20 am

Time flies when you are having fun racing but my comments in the last couple of posts on that original thread still apply. The new blocks are very nice blocks but not big step forward so dont expect to go beyond what most original blocks could do. Just a good implementation of the original blocks that make it easier to build a new engine ( at a cost) rather than dealing with all the potential issues in a 50 year old block.

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PostPost by: Frogelan » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:23 pm

I think it is great that Ford are remanufacturing these blocks.

As Rohan suggests there is a point at which 50 year old blocks fail...in the case of 55 year old MGB blocks (which are generally indestructible) these are now being to disintegrate in race use (typically a 1840 cc race MGB engine will produce 160 bhp).
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:40 am

One of the best if not the best engine of all time in my humble opinion!
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