Alloy Blocks & Unicorns

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Coldwell.
That is all.

Just because something is prohibitively expensive, daft yet wonderful at the same time, doesn't mean you shouldn't pursue it.
Yes, the chances of selling many (or any) of these are slim, but I applaud the endeavour - let's play nice.
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Alex wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:44 am

Just because something is prohibitively expensive, daft yet wonderful at the same time, doesn't mean you shouldn't pursue it.
Yes, the chances of selling many (or any) of these are slim, but I applaud the endeavour - let's play nice.
Totally agree, 8-)



I’m just wondering how much....?

And will it only be for the bmw k head or will it be available for the 5 port....?

Is it being machined for someone else.....?

Seem to remember specialist components talking about one of these a while back, are they involved in this also....?
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Alex wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:44 am - let's play nice.
Are we not playing nice ?
I thought the title of the post was encouraging us to debate the whys and wherefores of this coming to fruition ?

Would like nothing more than to see this happen, as I would expect most of us would.

Equally though, their Facebook posts are designed to create discussion and debate (good and bad) , very useful for product development and market feasibility......

So there :D
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Alloy blocks with steel main caps are pretty common for American V8s.
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mk1 wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:26 pm 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.
Ascaso-Engineering, just a guess but itmust be an acronym of some kind,

Let’s all play the game then....I’ll guess first... am I close.... ?

A....?
S....? specialist..?
C...? components..?
A....?
S....?
O...? Owens..?

Someone else got any other ideas.
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Surely if Specialist Components where involved they'd do it themselves and also post about it themselves...

As (I think his name is Gary) has said it's a side project after regular work has been disrupted because of covid
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Soon as they finish machining, they will have a prototype - then to test it.......how long would it take to properly test a new prototype engine block ?
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Mini-geek wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:08 pm Surely if Specialist Components where involved they'd do it themselves and also post about it themselves...

As (I think his name is Gary) has said it's a side project after regular work has been disrupted because of covid
Gary surman..?



Who’s was involved with this one below....?
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"Look at me, Look at me" :lol:

This guy cleary is not just pounding his chest.

Here is the latest update.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 0&sfnsn=mo
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Well be knee deep in alloy blocks !

How many are their on the go now ?

It got to be 5 plus.......at various stages
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