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GM ends big block production permanently. End of Mercruiser big blocks, too.

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Old 12-19-2009, 08:35 AM
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Default GM ends big block production permanently. End of Mercruiser big blocks, too.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...UQrFAD9CLSDOG0

Bye Bye, Big Block.


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Merc is building their own gen 6 big block.
But the 8.1 is done. Its too bad, it was a great engine.
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Now my heart weeps. Not a Merry Xmas at all !!!!
Another American landmark gone. Whats next..apple Pie?

That canīt be true ??
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Now my heart weeps. Not a Merry Xmas at all !!!!
Another American landmark gone. Whats next..apple Pie?

That canīt be true ??
Baseball !!!!!!
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Baseball !!!!!!
baseball has been gone for years....it isn't the favorite American pastime it is the "favorite South American pastime."
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where you been? this is nothing new. The 502 blocks are alive and well.
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[QUOTE=MikeyFIN;3008235]Now my heart weeps. Not a Merry Xmas at all !!!!
Another American landmark gone. Whats next..apple Pie?


FREEDOM will be next with barry Sorry to change subject

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Old 12-20-2009, 10:59 AM
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GM is not the only manufacturer of big blocks....
Mercury is going back to the 502 same as Mercury Racing which is a better platform.
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Now my heart weeps. Not a Merry Xmas at all !!!!
Another American landmark gone. Whats next..apple Pie?


FREEDOM will be next with barry Sorry to change subject
FREEDOM left with that (edit) in your avatar.

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Old 12-20-2009, 11:33 PM
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Wink What will we do now!!

Before you guys get to teary eyed and start crying about the end of the 8.1L 496. Wipe away some of those tears and Raylar would like to announce that we have our new 8.1L 496 engine block ready and waiting and guess what, we can make it with 600+ cubic inches too!

So for all those about 40,000 plus 496's out there, we have barely scratched the surface of the market! We will be quite happy just to upgrade and rework the existing 496's and let the rest of the BBC market keep rolling along also considering GM does not build any BBC chevy engines anymore!
What!! Thats right, GM does not build any BBC engines anymore, 496, 502, 454, etc.,etc. and they never will again!

Best Regards and Congratulations to 496'ers!
Ray @ Raylar

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