Dart has introduced new Special High Performance (SHP) Ford engine blocks in both 302 and 351 styles, and offers pre-engineered short-block combinations.
Following on the success of the SHP small-block Chevy, Dart’s new Ford small-block meets the need for an affordable, precision-machined cast-iron block with superior features. Made in the USA on all-new tooling and priced hundreds of dollars less than a full-race block, the SHP block delivers exceptional value.
The SHP block is tailored to the most popular performance and racing applications, with a choice of an 8.200” (302) deck height or a 9.500” (351) deck height and a choice of 4.00″ and 4.125″ siamesed cylinder bores which can safely be bored to 4.185”. Steel main caps are splayed 4-bolt on the center three and 2-bolt on #1 and #5, and utilize ½” bolts. The valley is machined to accept factory roller lifter guides and retainer (spider).
Designed for high-performance and heavy-duty applications producing up to 600 horsepower, the SHP block is the ideal starting point for hot rodders, drag racers, circle track competitors, off-roaders, and high-performance marine enthusiasts.
SHP blocks are manufactured on Dart’s in-house CNC machining centers to precision tolerances. The SHP block’s siamese cylinders have a .230″ minimum wall thickness at 4.185″ bore diameter. Other features include a true priority-main oiling system that ensures reliable lubrication at high rpm, .625″ thick decks with blind ½” head bolt holes, and clearance for long-stroke crankshafts. The SHP block retains the Ford small-block’s original dimensions and is compatible with most stock components.
Dart Ford SHP Blocks have a retail starting price of $1906.40.
Dart Ford SHP Short Blocks
Now you can simplify engine building and save time with pre-engineered, dyno tested short-block combinations from Dart’s Special High Performance group. These quality component packages are designed to allow you to build powerful and durable engines at a very affordable cost.
Dart has taken their new Ford SHP block and packaged it with quality internal parts such as Hastings moly rings, Clevite bearings and coated cam bearings to create Ford SHP short-blocks. The SHP short-blocks are available in both 347 cubic inch and 363 cubic inch configurations.
Dart Ford SHP short blocks start at $3475.00.