Anybody ever bought a Shafiroff Short Block?

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#31 Post by Canadian Guy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:50 pm

Well I got a call from Shafiroff today, it wasn't Scott put at least Vinny called. After talking about what was in both of our interests we came to a mutual agreement as far as compensaion is concerned. He said he will send out a package for me today. While is was difficult for both parties it is now resolved. 8-)

I would like to thank Vinny and Scott for there offer to resolve this issue. :-)

Brad
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#32 Post by MMAX » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:20 pm

After reading about your difficulties, I sure as hell hope mine doesn't leak like yours. Mine would have been in and running last weekend if I hadn't have broken my bellhousing.

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#33 Post by sc racing » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:26 pm

A buddy of mine in CT just bought a 565 from them its supposed to go on the dyno next week I'll keep you posted if any problems occur.

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#34 Post by MMAX » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:02 pm

There shouldn't be ny problems as long as he has a Dart block

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#35 Post by Canadian Guy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:15 pm

MMAX wrote:After reading about your difficulties, I sure as hell hope mine doesn't leak like yours. Mine would have been in and running last weekend if I hadn't have broken my bellhousing.
Well if it does leak at least you know how to fix it, only takes a few minutes once you know what to do! :wink: What happened to your bellhousing? :?

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#36 Post by Canadian Guy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:17 pm

sc racing wrote:A buddy of mine in CT just bought a 565 from them its supposed to go on the dyno next week I'll keep you posted if any problems occur.
I'm sure it will be good but do let us know what happens. :-) The internet is a powerful tool for all of us to use to help each other out with problems. :wink:

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#37 Post by Canadian Guy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:20 pm

MMAX wrote:There shouldn't be ny problems as long as he has a Dart block
I wish I had gotten a Dart block! :cry: Looks like we got the last of the Merlins that they used before the switch to Darts. :?
I hope I don't have any other problems once racing seasons starts. :shock:

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#38 Post by sc racing » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:52 am

Canadian Guy wrote:
sc racing wrote:A buddy of mine in CT just bought a 565 from them its supposed to go on the dyno next week I'll keep you posted if any problems occur.
I'm sure it will be good but do let us know what happens. :-) The internet is a powerful tool for all of us to use to help each other out with problems. :wink:

Brad
I will post all the info as I get it.I still have a Merlin II block in the box I hope its a good one.
Canadian Guy really great looking Camaro!

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#39 Post by Canadian Guy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:38 am

sc racing wrote:
Canadian Guy wrote:
sc racing wrote:A buddy of mine in CT just bought a 565 from them its supposed to go on the dyno next week I'll keep you posted if any problems occur.
I'm sure it will be good but do let us know what happens. :-) The internet is a powerful tool for all of us to use to help each other out with problems. :wink:

Brad
I will post all the info as I get it.I still have a Merlin II block in the box I hope its a good one.
Canadian Guy really great looking Camaro!
Thanks! I have been working on it for a long time, it was my first car and I bought it in 1977 and have had it ever since! :-)
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#40 Post by sc racing » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:25 pm

Canadian Guy wrote:
sc racing wrote:A buddy of mine in CT just bought a 565 from them its supposed to go on the dyno next week I'll keep you posted if any problems occur.
I'm sure it will be good but do let us know what happens. :-) The internet is a powerful tool for all of us to use to help each other out with problems. :wink:

Brad
Well he picked it up today he didnt have any issues it made 965hp @7200 and 780ftlbs .He's going to redo the back half of his car so it will be a while before its at the track .

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#41 Post by MMAX » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:50 am

We didn't have any problems either as both Brad and my engines were dynoed. The problem occured when he had his engine home and running for about 1/2 hour. I'm still waiting for my Ultrabell to arrive so I can finally get mine in to see if it leaks. Your buddy probably won't have any issues because of the Dart block.

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#42 Post by Canadian Guy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:24 pm

MMAX wrote:We didn't have any problems either as both Brad and my engines were dynoed. The problem occured when he had his engine home and running for about 1/2 hour. I'm still waiting for my Ultrabell to arrive so I can finally get mine in to see if it leaks. Your buddy probably won't have any issues because of the Dart block.
Did you get yours up and running yet? I hope you don't have any "issues"!

Mine is alive and well! 8-)
Still only have a few miles on it as the winter has been really bad here in Ontario. Starts right up and idles nicely when warmed up and no LEAKS!!!!!!!!! :D

Here is a video of it running.

http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f245/ ... 000032.flv

Waiting for spring so I can really test it out. :-)
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#43 Post by BBimp » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:28 pm

Just when is spring comming Ontario??? Im looking for a new BBC. And i have been tjecking the 582 Saturday night special. but i have heard that there is problems with the wristpin hight. So meaby just a 565 (but 582 just sounds so much more COOOOOL) so lets hear how that baby moves!!

Christian :o)

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#44 Post by vegaracer » Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:50 pm

The first test and tune is at the end of April or the first weekend of May, I can't remember
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#45 Post by Canadian Guy » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:01 pm

BBimp wrote:Just when is spring comming Ontario??? Im looking for a new BBC. And i have been tjecking the 582 Saturday night special. but i have heard that there is problems with the wristpin hight. So meaby just a 565 (but 582 just sounds so much more COOOOOL) so lets hear how that baby moves!!

Christian :o)
Looks like this weekend for a few days, above 0C and sunny! :D I am hoping to drive it around the block a few times if the roads are dry. 8-) We got dumped with 40cm (16in) of snow last week! Spring has been slow in coming and the winter was quite harsh. :cry:

Won't have it out to the track until May. Got to put a few miles on it first on the street.

Do you have any further information about this problem?

Your right 582 does sound COOL! 8-)
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