Alloy Blocks & Unicorns

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Alloy Blocks & Unicorns

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New 5 main bearing cranks & Alloy blocks.
Time to sell a kidney...

https://www.facebook.com/Ascaso-Enginee ... 667308270/
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And then there's the crank to buy..
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Looks great. But what can you use it for?
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mk1 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:57 am Looks great. But what can you use it for?
Totally agree, especially as it's been designed to take the BMW K type head as I direct fit, I noticed that they have included piston coolers which tends to be a turbocharger type thing, which is a pretty niche market. I really can't see the market for it, as for costs
Block 3.5K ?
Crank 2.5K ?
Rods 1K ?
Pistons .750 K
I doubt it will fit on a std gearbox so more money there

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It’s a nice bit of kit and a lot of time and expense, but!
when dose it stop being a mini engine and become a thingy?
You may as well do a Vauxhall or Honda conversion?
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Minisprinter wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:51 am
mk1 wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:57 am Looks great. But what can you use it for?
Totally agree, especially as it's been designed to take the BMW K type head as I direct fit, I noticed that they have included piston coolers which tends to be a turbocharger type thing, which is a pretty niche market. I really can't see the market for it, as for costs
Block 3.5K ?
Crank 2.5K ?
Rods 1K ?
Pistons .750 K
I doubt it will fit on a std gearbox so more money there

MS
Completely agree, I can't imagine who would buy it. But some one out there seems to be paying >£700 for speedos and Downton badges, maybe social media and internet have changed the market, and bought in new buyers?
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The market’s on it’s arse and will be for a good while!
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I’d be more inclined to stick a Lotus or Ford block in, if I was going that sort of route.
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Can anyone explain why the Company making these posts on FB appears to not exist.

Ascaso Engineering limited

Google - No results, apart from the facebook page
Companies House - No results
Experian - No results

Check the address & it comes back as no exact match.
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Fishing?
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