Alloy Blocks & Unicorns

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GraemeC
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The initial ones are designed for the BMW bike head, which are DOHC
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Thanks Rich. That Facebook link answers my question. The bloke has done a spectacular job by the looks of it.
Richspec wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:34 pm
rolesyboy wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:37 am Thanks Graeme. I thought it seemed odd especially given how good the rest of it looks.
Are there more updates on this anywhere?
Shed loads of pics and info on facebook, as indicated the block guards were laser welded into place and the power figures they are aiming for are way in excess of anything you'd see from a KAD head!! now a KAD head on one of these blocks....or a blown 8 port.....ummm :D :D

https://www.facebook.com/Ascaso-Enginee ... 4667308270

https://www.facebook.com/groups/396144094813225
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Or there own head?
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There was a mention along those lines but cant recall if it was in regard to a billet 5 port head, or something else.
The first blocks are for the bmw bike heads but right at the start it was stated that with minor alterations the standard heads would be usable, I suppose once the entire engine is in cad its pretty easy to have a few versions.
Wanna see what I'm playing with? Youtube Channel
Caution ;) may contain 8 Ports, Xe's and VTec's, I don't do standard!
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and he's done the cad work to adapt the block for the normal 5 port head as well.
Wanna see what I'm playing with? Youtube Channel
Caution ;) may contain 8 Ports, Xe's and VTec's, I don't do standard!
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Looks like fantastic work. Still not sure they'll make any money out of it though.
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I'm in awe of folk who can do this sort of thing (just like I am with the metal spraying of the 6R4 diff housing).

It will be fascinating to see how this runs!
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Now they are reverse engineering the K series cylinder heads.
Makes the "experts" look rather silly doesn't it.

https://www.facebook.com/11187466730827 ... 739684928/

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Who ever it is behind it seems to have an awful lot of time to draw up these wonderful drawings, loads of them it seems and flying flags " look at me, look at me " than time actually making anything of substance.
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I don’t think anybody on here was claiming to be an ‘expert’. They just had a view and like many didn’t think it was going to get past the talking shop stage. All credit to the guys behind it. It certainly looks impressive. Interested to see some costings on it now.
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