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Down to the nitty gritty on pulling the plug on a Dart Big M sportsman block and was wondering if anyone had any good info .......

I've shopped around a bit and as expected prices are all over the place. Everyone's machine work is better than the rests, ect ....... The block right from Dart needs to be decked, finish hones and needs all the little trinkets including possible lifter bore honing, all of which my machinest can obviously do but Dart offers the "block prep" option for $510 plus $192 to bore to my specs. I haven't heard anything negative about darts finishing machine work, so that's a solid option.

Another area of questions is lifter size ........ On a new block the .904 upgrade is $192.50. Not convinced we need that at our level, but for $200 it's almost a why not. So ........ Why not ???? Bushed lifters bores another option ???

Opinions / Ideas welcome .........
 
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Bob, all I can say is give Todd a call at Huntsville and Allan at Scoggin D i c key's Race Shop, both will give you very competitive pricing but more important both will give you straight, not upsell advice as to what to get.


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I would recommend Precision Machine Service in Levittown Pa. #267-205-6410 tell him you got the number from Bob F.
Alot of Northeast guys use him.
Prob your best deal around imho.
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Bob, all I can say is give Todd a call at Huntsville and Allan at Scoggin D i c key's Race Shop, both will give you very competitive pricing but more important both will give you straight, not upsell advice as to what to get.


I thought I read recently that Todd left Huntsville......


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CNC Carl .904 lifter.
 
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I would recommend Precision Machine Service in Levittown Pa. #267-205-6410 tell him you got the number from Bob F.
Alot of Northeast guys use him.
Prob your best deal around imho.
good luck

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If I was building from scratch I think the .904 lifters would be a good investment and at $195 can not see any reason not to.

If you choose to have Dart do the "Block Prep" option I think they would do a good job. But no matter who does it the final responsibility belongs with who assembles and checks all clearances.


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Bob, all I can say is give Todd a call at Huntsville and Allan at Scoggin D i c key's Race Shop, both will give you very competitive pricing but more important both will give you straight, not upsell advice as to what to get.


I thought I read recently that Todd left Huntsville......
I heard he was trying to get away from ED,LMFAO!!


 
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Poor Johnny is going to have to deal with him.


 
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Down to the nitty gritty on pulling the plug on a Dart Big M sportsman block and was wondering if anyone had any good info .......

I've shopped around a bit and as expected prices are all over the place. Everyone's machine work is better than the rests, ect ....... The block right from Dart needs to be decked, finish hones and needs all the little trinkets including possible lifter bore honing, all of which my machinest can obviously do but Dart offers the "block prep" option for $510 plus $192 to bore to my specs. I haven't heard anything negative about darts finishing machine work, so that's a solid option.

Another area of questions is lifter size ........ On a new block the .904 upgrade is $192.50. Not convinced we need that at our level, but for $200 it's almost a why not. So ........ Why not ???? Bushed lifters bores another option ???

Opinions / Ideas welcome .........
I'm in the same boat, the best deal and bang for the buck for me is to buy it from summit since they will ship it to my door free, and for the best price. Then I will take it to the same guy that does all of my machine work. S&S Automotive.... I'm sure dart does an ok job, but i know when I get it from Rick it will be dead nuts. Besides I will be having him put .937 keyed bushings in it, which dart doesn't offer. Darts machine pricing isn't exceptional anyway either, so it's better for me to just get the best price on a raw block and get it machined.


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Bigger lifters is better, but without increasing wheel size its not as big of a deal. If you go .904 but keep the .750 wheel, imho you haven't gained much of anything.


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6.86 @ 198 trying for more......

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235" Harrison 4-link
 
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