I just got this e-mail from a local engine rebuilder, Rob at “Blue Oval” …
"Last week, I found that my 40 foot storage unit at Public Storage
had been broken into, and almost everything of any value had been
taken. Last time I’d been in the unit was Dec 22nd, so sometime in the
last 4 weeks, they picked the locks and loaded up over 6000 pounds
of new and used parts. They knew exactly what they were doing, as they
cherry picked all the better parts, leaving behind core blocks that were
marked “crack-needs repair” or “missing main caps”. They took over 25
blocks, 25+ crankshafts, 20 pairs of cylinder heads, tooling for the SuperFlo
Flow Bench, and customer parts for their engine projects.
I’ll provide an abbreviated list here to highlight some of what was taken.
Please let me know if you run across anything on line, or through the
grapevine, that seems unusual or might be related.
The blocks ranged from simple washed cores with paint on them to hot
tanked cores to fully machined and bagged customer blocks ready to go.
Cores included 390 and 428CJ FE, early and late 351W, 289/302/5.0,
SVO R302 and the older A4 302 Motorsport block, 429/460, 429CJ 4-bolt,
350 4 bolt main, 454BBC both Gen IV and Gen VI, early Pontiac 428
Machined blocks included: 427FE Center Oiler - fully done, 2 early 460
2 bolt blocks, AMC 401 2 bolt with ARP main studs, 350 4 bolt w/ARP
main studs, 289 and 302 with ARP main bolts.
Cylinder heads were all cores: SBF, FE, 429, BBC oval port
Crankshafts: 289, 302, 5.0, 351W, 361FE, 390FE, 429, 460, 350 cast & steel, 454, AMC 401
Also: 2 Mustang Toploader 4 speed transmissions, S-code FE iron 4V intake
manifold, 351C 4V exhaust manifolds
Complete Chevy 235-L6 engine: disassembled, cleaned, all small parts boxed up.
Ford MEL 430: ALL parts except block, crank, and heads. Many parts black powder coated
such as intake, oil pan, v-covers…
460 Stroker engine: boxed parts intake manifold to oil pan
2.3L boxed external components: brackets, alternator, etc., Factory Ford service manual
351W Intake to oil pan parts, SVO J302 alum cyl heads
Super Flo Flow Bench set up fixtures (they left the bench, but took all the boxed up fixturing) Brzezinski cylinder head slider plates, flow cylinder bores, manual valve opening bar (picture below) , and inlet flow guide plates."
Please keep a super keen eye out for ANY of these parts. They will most likely show up out of state…
Contact Rob at BlueOval in Englewood Co, or myself