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powercar821111
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted February 24, 2002 11:09 PM
Does anybody out there run the 351 Clevor? I was looking at the heads availiable from Midwest Motorsports and wondering some things about them like chamber cc. Also, do you like the way that they run, about how much horsepower, torque are you getting out of them? What modifications need to be done to run the stock intake manifold? Are there spacers avaliable? Thanks a lot!!

Machinah
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted February 25, 2002 04:42 AM
The 351 Cleveland is a good motor. They are fairly powerful as a factory motor and can be built to give great performance.

The motor is heavier than a small block by about 50-75#. Just to save some front-end weight, I would not use a Cleveland or its modified version, 351M or 400.

Other drawbacks to this motor are... they are getting harder to find. You can't bolt a transmission from other motors to them. Some other parts won't interchange between them... the crank of the 400 is a Winsor crank, etc.

The 351 Cleveland is a fine motor if you are going to put it in your street car. I've got a 351M in the process of rebuilding right now. I don't suggest putting it in a dirt car, maybe an asphalt car would be good where it's easier to correct the extra push. I would stick with a lighter, small block for the dirt if you have a choice.

I would buy that Cleveland motor for something else. They were the HOT motor when I was younger. Everyone was looking for them to put in their Mustangs.

Good luck.

6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted February 25, 2002 10:48 AM
He didn't ask about a Cleveland engine. A Clevor is a Windsor block with Cleveland heads.
The clevor makes pretty good power, but I believe it was more popular before you could get a decent aftermarket head for the Windsor.

charlie_two
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted February 25, 2002 12:17 PM
my boss has one in a 8 second drag car. ran great. turned it 8500 plus. i dont think it would work in a dirt car though. it cost a good bit of money for them to get it right.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted February 25, 2002 01:49 PM
B@A doesnt make the intake anymore for the combo anymore. You can get the spacer plates to use the cleveland intake on the windsor when using cleveland heads but you have to plumb the water out of the front of the heads because a cleveland intake doesnt have water going thru it like a windsor. Stick with a straight windsor and a good set of heads or a 351 cleveland.

powercar821111
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted February 25, 2002 02:46 PM
The reason I am using the cleveland heads is because the rules state "stock production cast-iron" These are the best stock heads avaliable, am I wrong? Otherwise I would just buy some "N" heads and be done with it.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 639
posted February 25, 2002 04:58 PM
Another good head that is a production piece is the GT40P heads off a ford explorer or mustang gt. For the windsor engine.

Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted February 25, 2002 07:34 PM
If your interested I have a Track Boss intake for the clevor, We'll never use it, We thought it would be cool at the time but, You can do soo much to A windsor, Why fool with that odd combonation.

6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted February 25, 2002 08:29 PM
Midwest motorsports carries the pieces you need to do this. http://www.midwestmotorsportsinc.com

bship
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted March 02, 2002 05:51 PM
powercar, I have not run the clevor,but have the cleveland for several years.The std.2brl.cleveland heads work very well after a .060 mill job.the chambers avg.67cc after milling. all 2brl.heads are open chamber except the aussie 2brl.heads. these same heads are used on the 351m/400 also.The cleveland makes good power and has a very broad torque curve. The clevor should be even better. good luck.

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