351c 2v power upgrades
#11
Nice job...sounds great!
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#12
Nice work Mister 4x4! My Fords have always had Windsor's and never a Cleveland. Don't get me wrong, if my Mach 1 was a 70 or newer, the 351 Cleveland would be my choice of a small block, even though I do like the longer connecting rod setup on the 351 Windsor. I am curious, can you safely bore .060" over on a 351 Cleveland? More than 0.030" on a 351 Windsor and your asking for hot running issues.

Best Regards,
Mike
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#13
I'd also always heard that anything over .030" was death for a Cleveland. Well, yeah - if you're planning on sending it down the track, don't expect it to last very long. Naughty

But, for daily "normal" driving, I'm not seeing the problem. Mine is running ridiculously cool (probably because it's new "everything"), even though I've never actually driven it. I've had it idling for long periods of time but once the thermostat opens, it stays put - temp-wise... and that's even been on many 100 degree days. That monster 7-blade fan helps a LOT - before I installed the windshield, I'd close the hood to put it back in the garage, and when I'd rev the engine, it would blow my hair back. Seriously, it's moving a lot of air.

Once I start driving it, I'll know more. But what I'm thinkin', is that .060" pistons would not very readily available if it was such an issue. Thmbsup
Eric

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#14
At 0.030" over on my 351W it took some upgrades to keep it running cool. Largest Griffin radiator, high flow water pump and thermostat, and 6 blade 17" Derale flex fan.

When I read 0.060" over on a Cleveland, I thought to myself, would that work? Sounds like it will work out fine.

Looks nice, have fun with it! We'll see if you can drive it with a light foot when it's finished. Biggrin
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#15
I'm anxious to find out how it does drive, on one hand. But on the other, it's kind of lost most of its value as an actual 'car' to me. For the past 4.5 years, I've been wrenchin', cuttin', welding, grinding, and just about everything else to get it to this point... it's just weird, I guess. I know it's still a car, but it just doesn't feel like it since it's been so long. It was seized up and nasty when I bought it, so I never even had the pleasure of a test drive or anything of the sort.

I'm hoping it'll continue to run cool, but I'm sure once it gets under load, and gets stuck at traffic lights after cruising down the freeway, it'll be a different story. I'm already thinking along the lines of some hood heat extractor vents ('69-'70-style), since the fan moves so much air and the hood gasket will effectively trap the heat under there.

But, we'll see. Thumbup
Eric

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