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Old 07-11-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Ford Mustang 4.6 Teksid ALUMINUM engine block

Looking to pick up this Teksid ALUMINUM engine block for a future build. Seller is asking 300 OBO. Is there anything I should look for when checking it out? Apparently these are the blocks everyone wants for there build so since its available I figure I should snag it and put it in the shop until I am ready for a build.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Yes there is!
I have one at the machine shop right now.
Mine, apparently, sat with coolant in the cylinders and two of them didn't clean up with a .020 bore so I'm now having to install two new sleeves.
And make sure that the rear main cover and all of the main caps FROM THAT BLOCK come with it.

You're going to ***** a biscuit when you add up what it costs to build one of these TC...
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You don't need that block. Just give it to me.


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so what am I looking for when I check it out? any tell's that I can spot with my eye on if its worth buying or not? Or just buy it and go from there?. I just txt him to see if the rear main cover and all the main caps from that block come with it
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The txt back I got was
This is the STRONGEST 4.6 available from Ford and it is aluminum , 70 lbs lighter than cast iron and it has 6 bolt main bearing caps. These blocks were cast in Italy for for Ford , this block has low miles.
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You don't need that block. Just give it to me.


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If you're talking to me....

NO!!!!!

That Teksid is going to be my secret weapon.

I hope we can save it!
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so what am I looking for when I check it out? any tell's that I can spot with my eye on if its worth buying or not? Or just buy it and go from there?. I just txt him to see if the rear main cover and all the main caps from that block come with it
Ok. He knows how to quote Google.

You'll have to inspect the cylinders and if most of the cross hatching is still there, they should be good.

Mine was a mess and I knew it, but I paid very little for it and took a gamble.
Locally, these blocks are difficult to find...
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Yeah I hear they aren't as easy to find especially just the block. That's why for 300OBO I think ill go pick it up tomorrow night and just keep it in the shop. Worst case re sell it if plans fall threw.
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They are good blocks. If that one doesn't work out, go find a mark 8 in the junkyard and pull it out
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My thinking was, if it all goes bad, it will still fetch a decent amount at the recyclers...


I'd still lose hundreds with the machine work.
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I picked up one in 2012 and its sat on a stand in my garage ever since. Paid $250 for it and the OEM forged Cobra crank. I may just sell it because I likely will never do a modular build. By the time I do a modular build/transmission upgrade and upgrade the rest of the car I would have $12-$16k into it not to mention the cost of the car. I'll just buy a Coyote in a few years, sell my 98 and then use the money from it to upgrade the Coyote.

Yes the Teksid is the best block and the pushrod guys hate our guts for having access to dirt cheap aluminum blocks that don't fly apart at 500hp but its completely pointless to build a modular IMHO, not for what it costs.
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I picked up one in 2012 and its sat on a stand in my garage ever since. Paid $250 for it and the OEM forged Cobra crank. I may just sell it because I likely will never do a modular build. By the time I do a modular build/transmission upgrade and upgrade the rest of the car I would have $12-$16k into it not to mention the cost of the car. I'll just buy a Coyote in a few years, sell my 98 and then use the money from it to upgrade the Coyote.

Yes the Teksid is the best block and the pushrod guys hate our guts for having access to dirt cheap aluminum blocks that don't fly apart at 500hp but its completely pointless to build a modular IMHO, not for what it costs.

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I'll give it to you if you leave teh monies with me when you come get it lol. Mine is out of a 98 Cobra with 60k on it and the late run Cobra blocks are the most desirable ones.
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He really wants to sell it. Just got a txt saying $200 Complete , low mileage from 97 Cobra , cylinder walls perfect no ridge
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It would be better if you could get the forged crank with it as a package but I think that's a decent price for a good block.
You know the drill TC... Go over there with $20's and try to get it for $180.
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See if he still has the crank too. Those OEM forged cranks are very desirable because they are OEM quality and good for pretty much whatever power and RPM you'd ever need. Might have to get it turned at a shop but that's not complicated and any shop can take .010 off to true it up if it even needs it. Like I said I got a package deal for $250 on my Cobra block/ crank.

The more I price out Coyotes though, the more I wonder if I'll ever use the block/crank like I said. In the end the cost would be about the same, its just building it up over time and paying $20/mo for insurance on a car I know will never be worth more than $8k at most or doing the $400-$600/mo payments for 3-5 years on a car that needs very little to be beastly and will maintain the $22-$25k value if the miles are kept off and its garaged.
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I'll give it to you if you leave teh monies with me when you come get it lol. Mine is out of a 98 Cobra with 60k on it and the late run Cobra blocks are the most desirable ones.

Coming and getting it would be the hard part lol


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