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Old 05-14-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Aluminum block search.

Hey whats up! Got to thinking about exactly HUGE this country is. How automotively obsessed it is. Got to thinkin'.....surely out there somewhere or perhaps a specialist who could perhaps cater to this.

I'm looking for an aluminum block for my 01 3.8 V6. Does Anyone know if anyone, anywhere, at anytime has produced an aluminum 3-8 block, or maybe does anyone know of anyone that could special machine a one off block for something close to reasonable?

I know its a stretch. I understand it boarders way out in left field and the foul line. Im aware I'm looking for a needle in a haystack(a massive one at that). Just merely a question that killed that cat.

Look forward to what you guys have to share.
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Wow. Aluminum. You just want to save a buttload of weight or what? Haha I did a quick search and found nothing of the sort for our 3.8's but other manufactured aluminum blocks cost an upward if $1500 or more.
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To my knowledge there are no aftermarket blocks
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lol yeah lol. Power's wonderful, its fun, its awesome......it isn't necessarily the ace. Nobody seems to understand that its weight. These awesome engines we slave and labor over day in day out has to work to move what.......weight. the more weight you can remove....the less the engine has to work, the more energy it can spend elsewhere....like acquiring quicker ETs.

I knew it was a long shot. Was curious. Thank you guys for looking, thank you responding.

Would be awesome if there were aftermarket aluminum blocks for our 3-8s though. Shame I don't have the resources to get this idea off the ground. I guess like the rest of us in the middle class....stuck between a rock and a hard spot. :/
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lol yeah lol. Power's wonderful, its fun, its awesome......it isn't necessarily the ace. Nobody seems to understand that its weight. These awesome engines we slave and labor over day in day out has to work to move what.......weight. the more weight you can remove....the less the engine has to work, the more energy it can spend elsewhere....like acquiring quicker ETs.

I knew it was a long shot. Was curious. Thank you guys for looking, thank you responding.

Would be awesome if there were aftermarket aluminum blocks for our 3-8s though. Shame I don't have the resources to get this idea off the ground. I guess like the rest of us in the middle class....stuck between a rock and a hard spot. :/
Good luck man. I'm sure if you call up a place that sells aluminum blocks, they can point you to their manufacturer and I turn you can contact them and ask.
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Have to be a custom deal, send in a stock block to have it copied into aluminum, expensive as hell to save maybe 40-50 lbs
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aluminium blocks are weaker, look at the chevy LS1's they have 6 bolt mains and there "ALMOST" as strong as the old SBC's.
A 3.8 would at least need to be converted to a 4 bolt main. if your going to be spending that money on it, get a forged 4.2 crank with it as well. more displacement, more power.
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No one makes forged 4.2 cranks lol
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never seen one for the 3.8L, sorry gotta stick with the heavy OEM
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