Performance short blocs (!?)

Discussion in 'V8 - Performance Upgrades' started by GEN 3 SHO FAN, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. GEN 3 SHO FAN

    GEN 3 SHO FAN SHO Member

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    Hi,

    I made a search yesterday for some parts and found this site selling 2 differents perfomance short blocs for our 3.4L ... How these blocs are a perf upgrade is a little bit out of my knowledge but these 2 blocs are made from cast iron. I think it's related to another old post I made many months ago.

    Dart - Iron Eagle Sportsman (2 606$)
    https://www.carid.com/1999-ford-tau...k-557458902.html?parentsubmodel[]=ENGINE|3.4L
    weight : 178-200 lbs

    Dart - Special High Performance Engine Block (2 099$)
    https://www.carid.com/1999-ford-tau...k-557500101.html?parentsubmodel[]=ENGINE|3.4L

    Stronger but heavier too. Knowing the weight repartition of the car (which is around 64% front and 36% rear with an aluminium bloc), it will not ameliorate it.
     
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  2. gamefanatic

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    Interesting, but my first concern is these are designed to be pushrod engines. Thus, not a direct fit. Heads would need to be purchased. I'd wager an alternate transmission, unless this is a direct replacement for the 98/99 Lincolns?
     
  3. RonPorter

    RonPorter Old Dude

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    The 3.4 V8, based on the 2.5 V6 Duratec block, was only in the SHO.
     
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    stephen newberg Moderator Staff Member

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    Ron is correct.

    pax, smn
     
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    kevinspann 87 Octane

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    They are small block ford blocks. In no way would these work, they're listed incorrectly.
     
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