MAIN CAP BARS & GIRDLE REINFORCEMENT:
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At high RPM the main caps have to withstand tremendous force, as the total power output of the engine is bearing down on them. Caps sometimes break or pull out of the block, with catastrophic results. To combat this, we install re-inforcing bars across the main caps to keep them from breaking, and use a girdle to give the entire main cap web stability.
MAIN CAP GIRDLE INSTALLED First the tops of the main caps are milled down to provide a flat mounting surface for the reinforcing bars. Then the bars are bolted down over the caps with extra long high strength studs or bolts. Finally, longitudinal runners are welded to the bars to provide stability. The result is a very strong girdle that will withstand high RPM, high compression ratios, and high turbo boost.
HOW TO ORDER: If you want only the reinforcing bars then you only have to send us your main caps. We will mill them flat and then fabricate the bars to go on top of them. If you want the complete girdle, then you must send the block with main caps, bolts, oil pan, oil pickup, and anything else that resides in the block that might interfere with the girdle. We will fabricate the girdle and send the block back to you with the girdle in place. REINFORCING BARS
PRICING: MAIN CAPS ONLY ----------------------- $100.00/CAP (Includes milling the cap and fabricating one bar) (EXAMPLE: For a 3-main engine would cost $300)
COMPLETE GIRDLE --------------------- $200.00 plus the above cost of all of the main caps and bars. (EXAMPLE: For a 3-main engine would cost $500) MAIN CAP
SHIPPING & HANDLING FOR MAIN CAPS & BARS
BY SURFACE -- $18.00 BY 2-DAY AIR-- $28.00 BY NEXT DAY AIR -- $68.00
BLOCKS WITH FULL GIRDLES WILL BE SHIPPED FREIGHT COLLECT
NOTE: Longer studs will be necessary for either the main caps or the complete girdle. Please click on the "Head and Main Stud" page for high strength main cap studs.