No, it's not "period correct", it's a service replacement. Useless for a show car, since it's a "C8" block, and only the "C5" was used in factory 289HP engines.Hmmm.... $500 for repro caps, and someone paid $610 for a block and caps. $110 for what appears to a nice period correct block doesn't seem outrageous.... :shrug:
You wanna play you gotta pay. Like was mentioned earlier, that block will still need to be shipped, which'll cost over $100, no doubt. The repro caps come with a little extra material on the sides and bore so they can be precisely fitted to your soon-to-be-clone block. Of course, main bearing cap failure was not a big problem with these engines.Plus machine work to mate them to the block.
I doubt it's a big mover or they'd be able to move them at a lower price.OUCH!!
That is steep for those caps. I've worked in in a machine shop with foundry and costs to make would be no where near that. But, they are the only game in town.
Any takers if I can bring a more reasonably priced set to market?
*sigh*... I said "period" (e.g. FoMoCo, 60's... get it?) not date coded 13.876 to 23.145 days before the build date, concours, or anything about a show car. You assume...No, it's not "period correct", it's a service replacement. Useless for a show car, since it's a "C8" block, and only the "C5" was used in factory 289HP engines.