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V10 or V12 Block availability in US?

Asked by JMCSD (243points) April 21st, 2009

Hey everyone. Ok, you can buy almost any kind of V8 short or long block to build up these days. Easy as pie to find one. However, trying to find a V10 or V12 block to build seems to be a pain in the butt. Anyone know where to find these or who sells any? Thanks!

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westy81585's avatar

It’s a pain in the ass because very few cars on the road use or could even fit a V10 or V12 engine block. Your best bet would be to try and buy one OEM from one of the major manufacturers that uses it in one of their high powered cars. But I hope you’ve got a deep wallet.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Both Ford and Chrysler build V10 engines. Ford builds a 6.8L “Triton” V10, but uses it only in E- and F-series trucks.

Chrysler’s 8.0L V10 is used most famously in the Viper. They no longer offer a V10 in their Ram pickup line, but you could shop around for a block.

No U.S. maker currently offers a V12. I believe they were last used in some Lincoln models made before WWII.

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