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Clevo377
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posted 03-22-2001 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex what do you use when you partially fill a block.

Thanks

Paul

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kid vishus
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posted 03-22-2001 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul, to fill my clevelands I use Moroso block filler. It comes in four one gallon bottles. One bottle will fill one side up to the water pump outlet with a little leftover.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-22-2001 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hard Block! Nothing but the Hard Block product.

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brockjoe
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posted 03-22-2001 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for brockjoe   Click Here to Email brockjoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
why use block filler?

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kid vishus
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posted 03-22-2001 11:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Clevelands have fairly thin cyinder walls and they are prone to cracking when making lots of power. Heavy pistons, high compression, and fairly high rpm's are hard on the thin cylinders. So by filling the block, it stregthens the cylinders from the backside and doens't allow them to flex which causes cracks.

I hope I am right, since that is what I have always believed.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-22-2001 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That and the filler keeps the bores tight and straight so as the pistons do not deflect at high RPM. :0

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Clevo377
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posted 03-23-2001 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Clevo377   Click Here to Email Clevo377     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys, does filling the block change any piston to wall clearance requirements.

Paul

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