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Discussion in 'Autonation Ford of White Bear Lake - Formerly Tous' started by forcefedcobra, Aug 5, 2008.
Sent you a PM steve. Whats the availablity on the aluminator looking like? s/c longblock.
I am in the same boat.
Lets just both get aluminators and then take a week vacation so we can do the swaps. Only thing is I have the full lethal/fore fuel setup, ac427cobra's irs kit, kook lt's and off road x, tubular front k member, coil overs, and cc plates oh and metco 2# lower that will need to be done at the same time. LOL!
The current estimated date on those from FRPP is Sept.30th.
When they're available they are $6100.00 shipped through us.
I wish I had a better answer but I don't.
Thats all the answer I needed. Now I just need to make the final decision between built aluminum 5.0l shortblock and aluminator. Currently aluminator is in the lead.
Do you have any inside info on the pistion to wall clearance on the aluminator Steve?
I just got off the phone with an frpp tech guy and he said he "assumes" the ptw clearance to be around .003 to .0035. He also said that the motor was rated to handle 700 hp and the estimate was on the conservative side. He stated that with good tuning and fuel delivery it should be able to handle well north of that 700 hp mark.
I know of one person that was well over 800 with an Aluminator shortblock.
He did end up breaking the block near the drivers side engine mount but he thinks there were other contributing factors and that if everything else had been right it wouldn't have broken.
any info on what those factors could have been? I only plan to get between 600 and 700 rwhp
Good question, wondering myself
I was talking to one of the guys that had been working on it and they were thinking it was a combination of vibration and torque but after looking at it some more it may have been simply a set of incorrect motor mount bolts going into the block.
The Aluminum block motor mount bolts are about 1/2 an inch longer than the ones for a cast iron block so he was thinking that the whole problem may have been due to the use of the bolts out of his old cast iron block.
Simply not enough bolt grabbing the casting. :shrug:
Thats strange. I wonder what motor mounts they were using and what they will go with to correct the problem. I was planning to run some poly motor mounts when I make the swap.
my aliminator was purchased today and frpp says ready to ship for those who were worried about waiting until the end of next month.
mine arrived in 3 days
Awesome! now I will just have to find time to start taking the cobra apart so I can start putting everything together. I was getting lazy thinking it would be another month but I will end up having all my parts and everything ready to drop in by next weekend. :rockon:
Whats the recomended revlimit on the Aluminators?
Do a search, their has been issues with these motors. Have no clue though if they have been resolved.
same as a stock cobra considering the cams are the same. you can safely rev it to 7k but the cams start dropping power past 6700
Mine (since fixed) has spun like a top but yes there have been major issues with these motors and im unsure whether they have been addressed
How did you finally go about fixing your issue?