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Has anyone ever used these? how much machine work did it take, and about how much was the machining bill? Thanx for any info

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RJP
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198.81.16.182 Milodon caps
No score for this post November 5 2001, 9:43 AM

Aren't Milodon caps cast? If I read their advertisement correct it sounds like they are castings. I have used Pro-Gram splayed caps and Batten [no longer in bus.] Both steel billet and much stronger. You might want to check into this before laying down cash. What are you building that requires 4 bolt mains?

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216.106.37.4 Milodon caps
No score for this post November 5 2001, 7:35 PM

I noticed they were cast. just trying to get a idea of the work(money) involved in installing them. I think the caps offered by engine systems are billet. My present combo is listed in a post below. havent decided on the bore/stroke combo yet( at least 500"), but will be running around 13:1, switching to a solid roller, porting the blue thunders, and a bigshot plate. Want to try my luck at the local 10.5 races. I could probably get by with the stock 2 bolt, but i would hate to have to build it again. havent heard alot about the main supports to put my faith in them just yet.

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198.81.16.47 Pro-Gram caps
No score for this post November 5 2001, 9:15 PM

If you are in the market for caps I recommend the Pro-Gram caps. They have the splayed bolt caps and the verticle bolt caps. The splayed caps are for the SVO aluminum block and they will say the caps do not fit the iron block but I did some measuring and took a chance and ordered them. I had them installed by a local machine shop but be careful the shop has to be able to align bore, not just align hone. Not all shops are so equipted. One last thing, I used the splayed caps on a cast web block as its the only cap that will work with this type of block. There is not enough material in the webbing to drill and tap for verticle bolts.

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216.106.37.4 where do i find these?
No score for this post November 5 2001, 10:40 PM

never heard of them before. have they been around long?

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203.164.34.113 here's the web address
No score for this post November 6 2001, 8:59 AM

They are good caps I run them in my 545 the web address is www.pro-gram.com


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202.22.163.18 another idea on your main caps..
No score for this post November 6 2001, 10:53 AM

i found the splayed types useless.there designed for cj blocks with more meat next to the main bolts.the splayed holes in the caps where to close to the main bolts and when i went to have the block drilled the guy said he was drilling into nothing.so he made a set of caps up that simply had the splayed holes a little further out from the main bolts so they could screw into the meat of the block,and get a nice angle for the bolts.worked fine for me and the caps werent much to be machined,and i used a mains girdle just for the hell of it..
 
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