Aluminum Small Block
Aluminum Block is tailored to the most popular performance and
racing applications. 8.2" (302) or 9.5" (351) deck heights
are available, as well as 4.000" or 4.125" siamesed
cylinder bores, which can be safely bored to 4.185". The
valley is machined to accept factory roller lifter guides and
retainer (spider). The Ford Aluminum block is the perfect block
for those looking to get more out of their motor than a stock
block can provide.
dry sleeves, upgraded oiling and steel 4 bolt main caps, Dart's
aluminum blocks have the features that Ford racers need to build
reliable and affordable engines.
Premium alloy: Dart aluminum blocks are cast from virgin 355-T61
aerospace alloy for superior strength and integrity.
Siamesed cylinders: Standard 4.000" or 4.125" cylinders
can be safely bored to 4.165" diameter. Ductile iron sleeves
and extra thick walls prevent cracking and produce excellent ring
Scalloped outer water jacket walls improve coolant flow around
the cylinder barrels to prevent detonation, extend engine life
and produce consistent cylinder temperatures.
4 bolt billet steel main caps. Three center caps have splayed
outer bolts for extra strength; rear cap uses standard one piece
Two main bearing diameters 302 (2.249") or 351C (2.749")
allow choice of small or large journal camshaft.
Provisions for stock motor mounts, accessory drives, smog pumps,
starter brackets, oil pans and pumps.
Upgraded oiling system has a complete stock type system plus a
low restriction priority main oiling system with front and rear
external oil pump feeds.
Dual crossovers allow oil flow to be metered with restrictors
for roller lifter cams and/or rocker roller arms to reduce oil
flow and windage.
Reinforced head bolt bosses are blind tapped to prevent leaks
and produce accurate torque readings. Extra thick decks prevent
head gasket leaks.
Includes coated cam bearings, freeze plugs and dowels.
Machined with front and rear external oil feed, crossover and
Dart blocks are available fully finish prepped.