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bluetech
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From: Far and Away
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 07-17-2001 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am planning to rebuild my son's 351C 2V. I need your suggestions/recommendations on it. The engine will be basicaly stock except for a mild street cam. The stock heads will be ported/polished. Do you suggests any other modifications on the stock 2V? I plan to use the Edelbrock Performer w/ a 600 cfm Holley. The cylinders will be honed and I am thinking of doing a .030" or .060" bore job. I want to have more low-end torque from this engine. How do I increase compression(currently at 8.6:1) to around 10:1? I heard Moneymaker has a set of thin steel head gaskets that raises comp(by how much?). What cam do you suggest and do I need to change the rockers(solid? roller?)? Will changing to Pertronix Ignitor help? Also planning to remove fan blade and install electric units instead. How much total hp should I expect from all of these? Not yet decided on the trans but car has a 3.25:1 limited-slip rear. Will be using custom-made headers. I would really appreciate all your suggestions/recommendations as I am short on resources(time/money/tech know-how). Thanks.

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67coupe
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Posts: 229
From: dallas NC usa
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-18-2001 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
id use his headgaskets and get the block decked and the heads shaved all of that will help comp but be warned about the gaskets they will leak easy if the head or block is pitted or uneven from years of use that is mainly why i suggest shaving no offense alex but my 289 leaked with those gaskets had to get the heads shaved no more leaks now though

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
87 bronco II on 33's(now has blown motor:(
30 model A currently rustbucket
93LX 2.3 TURBO SLEEPER

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bluetech
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From: Far and Away
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 07-26-2001 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Shave the heads by how much? Thanks.

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Doc
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 07-26-2001 05:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think punchin a Clevy .030 is the best thing to do if it could run at .010 or .020, goin .060 will make a door stop out of most Clevlands, and depending on what part of the country your in only 9.5 to 1 might be a good idea for the future fuel and use the cam to make low end. A 2V motor can be a good runner if it aint tryin too pull to much weight.

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bluetech
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posted 07-26-2001 05:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluetech   Click Here to Email bluetech     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're right Doc! I decided against going .060" over but bent on going .030". I can get 93 octane here and I suppose that would be good enough to stave-off detonation/pinging. Elevation is almost sea-level so no problem. Might be putting the engine on a 67-68 strip-down coupe!

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