Are you ready for your Carbon Fiber MZR Engine Block?

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Are you ready for your Carbon Fiber MZR Engine Block?

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Thanks to buddy Steve Coe for this link, pretty cool to imagine our MZR engines getting this light some day.

Carbon Fiber Engine Block...
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Re: Are you ready for your Carbon Fiber MZR Engine Block?

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There must be a misprint somewhere. They say the blocks are 45-50% lighter then stock blocks, but at the end of the article they say it is only 20 pounds (9.? kilos) less then a comparable alloy block.
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Re: Are you ready for your Carbon Fiber MZR Engine Block?

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Back in the 80s, Ford built an experimental 2.0 ThermoPlastic block, twin cam engine. They bench ran it to an equivelent of 250k miles. I have no idea what ever became of it. I read about it in an R&D publication at the reaserch center , where I worked.
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