Bill Mitchell Products 440 Wedge 357T6 Aluminum Engine Block 440 Wedge Block, 10.720″Deck, 4.240″ Bore. Standard Cam,.904″ Lifters (includes, Screw in Freeze plugs, Screw in Cam plug, All dowel pins and Pipe plugs) 088550
Block Applications: The BMP Aluminum 426H/440W blocks are designed to be a replacement for all RB block applications from Stock to all out race applications.
Casting Number: BMP-426A
Block Material: 357-T6 Aluminum alloy.
Block Weights: BMP 426H / 440W Aluminum blocks with main caps, hardware and cylinder sleeves 135Lbs.
Deck Height: 10.725” ± .005”
Deck Thickness: .600” minimum
Cam Bearings: Uses standard cam bearings. Can be machined for 60mm cam bearings
Note: When installing cam bearings MAKE SURE the oil hole in the bearings is inline with the oil feed hole in the block.
Main Bearings: Stock main bearings.
Main Caps: Billet steel main caps. 1-4 caps are two-bolt w/ cross bolts. Rear cap is 2 bolt w/ no cross bolts. Caps use a ARP ½ x 13 studs. Torque spec on main studs is 100 ft-lbs. with moly and 45 ft-lbs on the cross bolts.
Rear Main Seal and Retainer: Blocks come with the rear seal retainer installed. Re-torque the seal cap retaining bolts to 30 ft-lbs.
Main Bearing Journals: Blocks are machined for 2.943” diameter (bearing OD)
Lifter Bores: Bushed with manganese bronze and semi finished on a 45° angle and are rough bored to .903” +/- .001” and require finishing.
NOTE: Bronze Bushings have a single .035” oiling hole that is timed 6:00 POSITIONS of the bushings. In the need of removing the bushing, you must make sure this hole is timed at the 6:00 position to connect with the oil passages. This .035” size has been determined by a number of different engine builders to be more then adequate for sufficient oil pressure. Please determine with your engine builder whether the .035” hole is adequate with your application.
Cylinder Bores: 4.250″ Rough bore. Cylinder bores are of a Siamese design. Sleeves are a replaceable, centrifugal cast ductile steel pressed-in with a .001” to -.002” fit. Sleeves do not protrude into the water and are considered to be a DRY sleeve.
Cylinder Wall Thickness: Sleeve OD on all 426H and 440W blocks are 4.685”+ approximately .200” aluminum surrounding it (except between the cylinders of course). These blocks can safely be bored to 4.560” for most applications but the engine builder must make that final call based on the application the engine is being built for.
Freeze plugs: All aluminum blocks include screw-in plugs. Torque to 35 Lb Ft with anti-seize on threads and O-ring.
Distributors: Stock distributor and related drive components. A bronze intermediate shaft bushing is included with each block.
Oil System Features: Block is set up for stock style external oil pump. Block may be converted to a dry sump oiling system. These blocks come with an adapter that accommodates stock oil pick-up tubes. Oil pressure can be drawn from rear of block, at the top of the bell housing.
Oil Restrictors: The oil feeds from the deck surfaces which feed the cylinder heads, The common size is .040” restrictors. There are two blank restrictors included so that the engine builder can determine what he would like to run for restrictor size.
Filtration: Standard oil filter can be used in stock location.
Oil Pan Rails: Stock width and bolt pattern
Cylinder Head Bolt Holes: Blind tapped with 1.000” of thread. A longer than stock stud is required for the valley bolt holes on the Hemi block.
426 Hemi: ARP Part# 145-4005, 440 Wedge: ARP Part# 145-4013. Kits may not fit all cylinder heads and you need to check the compatibility.
Camshaft: Stock location.
Fuel Pump: Uses stock style fuel pump and stock length fuel pump pushrod.
Stroke Clearance: Will accept a 4.500” stroke crank with steel rods. For additional stroke clearance, you may run an external pickup tube from the block face to the oil pan. An AN-12 boss (1 1/16” x 12 TPI) is machined on the front face of the block which connects directly to the inlet side of the oil pump. An AN-12 fitting can be installed here to connect directly to the oil pickup tube in the oil pan. You must plug the oil pickup tube adapter in the crankcase with a pipe plug when using this modification.
When running a larger than stock stroke, a BBC rod journal and a BBC connecting rod may be required for additional clearance.
Caution: Care must be taken while machining for additional clearance. YOU MUST NOT MACHINE STRAIGHT DOWN PERPENDICULAR TO THE OIL PAN RAIL FOR THIS CLEARANCE OR YOU WILL BREAK INTO WATER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CYLINDER. See illustration to the right.
Starter: Starter mounting pad is drilled for stock and popular aftermarket starters.
Water Pump: Stock Water pump components can be used with this block.
Bell Housing Pattern: All BMP 426H and 440W aluminum blocks have a dual pattern.
Motor Mounts: Standard MOPAR.
Motor Mount Bracket P4510287, Left Motor Mount P4510288, Right Motor Mount P4510289
Note: The driver side engine mount for Wedge installations must be relieved by grinding as shown. Be sure the mount fits flush to its mounting pad. This only applies to the drivers side mount