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MERLIN - BB CHEVY ALUMINUM BLOCKS

Merlin  Aluminum Racing Blocks are designed for Maximum Strength, Reliability and

Displacement Requiring Minimum machine Preparation Reducing Overall Cost

In the highly refined Merlin X aluminum block, World Products has incorporated a significant number of key technical features that set it apart from the competition. And because itís been designed specifically for the street, marine and Super drag class market, the price of the Merlin X is very competitive. Dollar for dollar, you wonít find a better value in big block technology. Itís manufactured to QS-9000 quality control standards. One easy-to-spot difference between the Merlin X block and others is the use of horizontal ribs. Not only do they look cool, but they also serve to improve engine cooling and reinforce the cylinder bores. Total bottom-end dependability is achieved through use of 1045 alloy steel billet splayed 4-bolt mains (much stronger than commonly-used 1020 steel) with genuine ARP main studs and bolts. The Merlin X is compatible with all GMC Gen IV components (cam location is standard), and is the best foundation for building a large displacement Big Block Chevy with total reliability. Factor in pricing thatís more than competitive, and youíve got a winner!

The front view of a Merlin Superblock (at left) shows

Perhaps the most important factor is that the Merlin X has been designed for 100% compatibility with Chevrolet Mark IV components (no raised cams, etc.) and is intended for use in street and Sportsman competition. Reliable round-to-round power and the ability to shrug-off race track abuse means great streetability too. As a result of this, the price of the Merlin X is substantially lower. Dollar for dollar, you wonít find a better value!

Consider the potential of building an engine using this new Merlin X block with Merlin III aluminum cylinder heads and the new Merlin X intake manifold. That's a 140 pound block which becomes a 480 pound engine! The results could be amazing!

its additional deck height, relocated main oil galley and a billet


World Castings has incorporated every possible detail into the new Merlin Aluminum blocks.

Extra wide, dual pattern oil pan rails (see arrows at left) on 9.800" and 10.200"

blocks are drilled to accept both stock configuration  As themain oil galley has been moved, oil pan

rails can be machined for Stroker cranks without danger of
hitting oil (or water) passages. 

Provisions for both left and right starter mounting suits a greater variety of oil pan and

chassis configurations.

The billet steel main caps install against close tolerance index channels to eliminate side- to-side

movement. Maximum strength allows for greater power with increased reliability.


Incredibly strong, billet steel, splayed 4 bolt main caps with ARP main studs are exclusively used .

9.800" and 10.200" caps are 8.200" wide,  Main saddles accept stock 2.750" crank journals with main cap bolt spacing

increased to permit line boring for 3.000" crank journals. Larger journals improve journal overlap

which in turn increases crankshaft strength.

 World Castings Merlin Block BulkHead

Solid front and rear bulkheads (arrow A at left) are a full 1.00" thicker top-to-

bottom than Chevy Bowtie bulkheads. This feature is specially important in

supercharged applications where Other blocks' bulkheads have a tendency to flex and  crack when

under extreme stress. You simply will NOT find a better design than the Merlin Block. Merlin blocks

are so rigid they actually make more power over the competition's by not flexing and throwing the

reciprocating assemblies out of alignment When the cheaper block flexes the reciprocating assemblies

have to also flex, but as they are moving cycle after cycle. The crankshaft develops cracks, sometimes

spins main bearings or sometimes its piston to connecting rod damage, The moving mass always takes

the toll. Be safe with your racing investment, get a Merlin Lite Superblock right off the bat.

Merlin 3 Combinations Max Recommended bore 4.600
Merlin Splayed Cap Block Max Recommended Bore 4.600

Displacement Bore Stroke Recommendations
454 CID 4.250" 4.000" For Reference Only-Stroker Clearance may be required
468 CID 4.310" 4.000"  
496 CID 4.310" 4.250"  
522 CID 4.560" 4.000"  
540 CID 4.500" 4.250" 10.200" Deck Ht. Recommended
555 CID 4.560" 4.250" 10.200" Deck Ht. Recommended
572 CID 4.500" 4.500" 10.200" Deck Ht. Recommended
622 CID 4.560" 4.750" 10.200" Deck Ht. Recommended
Part # Description Retail Price Jobber Price
85500 Merlin Lite Block   9.800" Deck Height Std Cam $Call + SH Call for Savings
85510 Merlin Lite Block 10.200" Deck Height Std Cam $Call +SH Call for Savings

Most Blocks Ship with 4.240 to 4.490" Bore Size, Special Order bore sizes available, call for availability

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NEW CHRYSLER / MOPAR STYLE

ALUMINUM RACING BLOCKS

World Castings Aluminum Mopar Pro 440 Block

Indy Pro-440 Aluminum Big Block 440 Chrysler Block

Built by Indy for Exclusively for World Castings

Indy Pro - 440 Block for Big Block Chrysler. Most commonly built as a 572 Cu. Inch

Engine (4.500" bore x 4.500" Stroke). This Strong Ultra Light Weight Block Features Siamese

Bores, 10.720' Raised Block Deck Height, An Isolated Main Oil Galley, Cross - Bolt Steel Billet

Caps, and Accepts all Factory MOPAR Parts. Couple this block with a pair of Bench Flowed

Aluminum racing heads and you can launch your favorite MOPAR down the track with extreme

power, increased reliability with lighter weight. The power to weight ratio of these aluminum engine

components in a lightweight chassis is phenomenal. If your into Big Block Mopar, this is the

block for you!

Part# Model Application Deck Ht. Bore Cam Main Size Cap Material Cap Style Wt.
088510 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.240 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088510-4250 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.250 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088510-4280 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.280 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088515 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.490 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088515-4500 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.500 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088515-4530 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.530 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088520 HEMI Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.490 Raised Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088550 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.310 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088550-4320 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.320 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088550-4350 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.350 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088555 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.490 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088555-4500 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.500 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088555-4530 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.530 Std Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
088560 WEDGE Race BB Mopar 10.725 4.490 Raised Std Nodular Iron Cross Bolted 100
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