Alloy Blocks & Unicorns

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I think the initial trial was 5 blocks
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Exminiman wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:22 am Well be knee deep in alloy blocks !

How many are their on the go now ?

It got to be 5 plus.......at various stages
Sorry, I meant from different suppliers.
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Alex wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:44 am 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.
To be fair many people didn't believe he'd actually get past the cad files (me included) so I don't blame him for providing us wrong by showing pictures.. it's interesting seeing it come together through the various stages..


Anyone willing to take an educated guess on how much a block with crank and rods will end up costing..

£10k £15k? ......
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Im suprised this hasnt been done years ago..

A lot of the hot head conversions are ally .

Gearbox is ally..

Bolt them onto an ally block must be better for cooling down at similar temps than an iron block.

not that many manufacturers use iron blocks nowadays.
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The mist is clearing..... https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=4215527185128416

Seems Ascaso are the design company, but its being made by A&M EDM http://www.amedm.co.uk/ in the midlands

Latest post re the block is here https://www.facebook.com/11187466730827 ... 396457730/

I think...... :lol:
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Spider wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:12 pm
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.
Still going strong...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 4667308270
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He's been at it for sure and designing & cutting lots of parts but I think he's getting ahead of himself given he's not had one totally together and running.

Hope it works out for him.
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A race focused engine. . . . .

What race?
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