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Who makes the Merlin rocket engine?

Modern Advancements for a Superior Big Block Chevy World Products has redesigned the famed Merlin Big Block Chevy casting, incorporating numerous improvements and new features, designated the Merlin IV. New features include thicker main webs and thicker cylinder walls for increased strength and durability.

Q. Are Merlin heads good?

They were a good head with the raised exhaust port. They were heavy and like was said, were a good replacement for a stock steel head. I did put a 2.25 valve in mine, but didn’t see any gains in an engine my size. they also eliminate the bolt hole between the intake ports for the manifold.

Q. What is a Merlin big block?

Modern Advancements for a Superior Big Block Chevy World Products has redesigned the famed Merlin Big Block Chevy casting, incorporating numerous improvements and new features, designated the Merlin IV. New features include thicker main webs and thicker cylinder walls for increased strength and durability.

The Big-block Chevy Merlin head casting number is “I-043,” followed by a “B,” “C” or “D” indicating the port size. Merlin heads are also stamped “World Merlin” on the outside of the cylinder head, above the exhaust ports. Determine the casting date of the World cylinder head.

Q. What are Merlin heads?

World Products Merlin cylinder heads for big Chevys combine large intake runners with open combustion chambers to produce good torque and low-end power. The heads are available assembled or bare; rectangular or oval; with or without intake/exhaust valves; and other options.

Q. Who makes Merlin engine blocks?

World Products
World Products has made improvements to virtually every area of the new Merlin IV engine blocks—with the goal of producing the most technologically advanced and best-performing iron BBC block available today! New features include thicker main webs for increased strength and thicker cylinder walls which are nominally .

Q. Where are Merlin blocks made?

Race prepped blocks are finished honed to an exact 4.500” bore. Made In The USA! Merlin III Mark IV-style big block is a two-piece rear main seal and compatible with all original GM Mark IV pieces and components including fuel pump, starter, oil filter, and cylinder heads.

Q. How do I identify my SBC heads?

Chevy heads have often been identified by sight and most commonly by the different casting shapes on the ends of the cylinder heads. While these casting marks cannot tell specifics about the cylinder heads, they can help identify a performance head from a non-performance head.

Q. Who makes Merlinheads?

World Products Big Block Chevy Merlin III Cast Iron Cylinder Head 320cc Rectangular Intake Ports.

SpaceX
By October 2014, SpaceX announced that it had manufactured the 100th Merlin 1D engine and that engines were now being produced at a rate of four per week, soon to be increased to five.

Q. Are Merlin heads any good?

Either model is a good head, and when ported correctly have out performed any stock head we tried. My crew chief has used or built several dozen stock headed drag motors, and merlins made more power. I would not worry one bit about those heads, and will work good with a nice roller combo. Good luck.

Q. What’s new with Chevrolet’s Merlin big block heads?

Recently, World Products announced that its venerable Merlin line of iron big-block Chevrolet cylinder heads will now be available in a fully CNC-ported configuration.

Q. Are Merlin ovals slower on 427s?

Merlin ovals were slower on my 427 than 049s with stock valves and mild bowl porting. I wasn’t impressed. My only concern is my compression, non decked block with trw 2399’s @ .060 over and these merlins from what I’m finding are 119 chambers, not gonna make much comp, not sure how far the merlins can be decked.

Q. How good are the 345 Merlin Grumpy Jenkins?

I have a set of the 345 Merlin GRUMPY JENKINS 119cc that I put on a high compression 468. Mid and top end was incredible but bottom end sucked. I bought them merely to drop the compression ratio. The 345’s are intended for 500cid and bigger.

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