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Old 06-21-2007, 09:40 AM
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$203 seems kinda cheap for shipping that thing..........

gotta spend my money on something, might as well be something unique that i enjoy

i heard a rumour that detroits are very expensive to rebuild though......i don't believe it yet because i was also told by someone else that there are so many parts available for them. anybody know from experience on this?
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:08 PM
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I see rebuild kits about $1200 for 6V53's. 471 should be less, just a bit harder to find.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:33 PM
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I have heard of aluminum blocks for Detroits in submarines (what about the heads?) but never seen one.
Which did you see for sale? 4-53? 6V53?

I have always thought an aluminum 6v in a pickup would be incredible (if you have a LOT of sound insulation)
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:50 AM
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3-53 an 4-71 are freqwuently available with aluminum blocks. 3-53's from the GAMA goats.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:40 PM
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Anyone have any weight specs on an aluminum DD?
4-53, 71?
6v53?
6v71?
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Anyone have any weight specs on an aluminum DD?
4-53, 71?
6v53?
6v71?
I've got an aluminum 4-71 block and it weighs just under 200 pounds.

I think it's a bit hard to look at total weight of an engine. I suppose you can have an aluminum block, head(s), front plate and cover, rear plate and bellhousing. Many times, these were mixed and matched ie aluminum block/iron head, etc.
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I've got an aluminum 4-71 block and it weighs just under 200 pounds.

I think it's a bit hard to look at total weight of an engine. I suppose you can have an aluminum block, head(s), front plate and cover, rear plate and bellhousing. Many times, these were mixed and matched ie aluminum block/iron head, etc.

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Welcome to TDP.

Now you broke the ice, you can speek up a little more often now.......

Whats ya gona doo with that alum block? Any project in mind?
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:54 PM
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It's going in my one ton Chevy.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:19 PM
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Would love to see (specs, pics, applications...) of the 6v53 in aluminum. Any info?

Anyone?
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