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    how durable are they if i was to pony up for one? could i run big hp for long time or are they high maintenance? do they flex too much? etc. -thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo wog View Post
    how durable are they if i was to pony up for one? could i run big hp for long time or are they high maintenance? do they flex too much? etc. -thanks
    Mark is running a New century, and I am running a Brodix without any issues. Both of us have been at 30+ psi .
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    You don't want an aluminum BBC unless you are racing or the highest end of lake boating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    You don't want an aluminum BBC unless you are racing or the highest end of lake boating.
    With aluminum blocks being very common in production vehicles today I have to ask why you say this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    With aluminum blocks being very common in production vehicles today I have to ask why you say this?
    yes, wondering why?......... i am against putting an extra 50-90 lbs in my boat form an iron block . i am trying to improve e.t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Mark is running a New century, and I am running a Brodix without any issues. Both of us have been at 30+ psi .
    have you noticed a pump pressure loss on top end with less weight or ill handling in rough water due to light back end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    With aluminum blocks being very common in production vehicles today I have to ask why you say this?
    are you running an alumn block too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo wog View Post
    are you running an alumn block too?
    Yes, my engine has a Brodix aluminum block. And I have been very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo wog View Post
    have you noticed a pump pressure loss on top end with less weight or ill handling in rough water due to light back end?
    Non of that BS
    "if we keep doing it the same way we always do..we will always get the same results"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Yes, my engine has a Brodix aluminum block. And I have been very happy with it.
    oops! that ? was for ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hass828 View Post
    Non of that BS
    good to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    You don't want an aluminum BBC unless you are racing or the highest end of lake boating.
    are you running alumn too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    You don't want an aluminum BBC unless you are racing or president or vice president of the IRF.
    Maybe he is considering a position on the IRF board of directors

    first I would suggest he fix the issues he already has without tackling an aluminum block.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Maybe he is considering a position on the IRF board of directors

    first I would suggest he fix the issues he already has without tackling an aluminum block.
    is that is directed towards me ? i am told that i should get a new block by my engine builder. #8 hole has been sleeved from a cylinder crack & started leaking after the repair. most likely from being a factory block bored .110 over pushing over 1100 (estimated)hp. lots of deck threads have been repaired from stripping out, water always in the oil, head not keeping flat,blown head gaskets,etc. . i read that the o-ring should be a figure 8 style instead of the way my block has been done (for alum heads).... a lot to think about . need to make a plan for next build/repair.

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