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From: Northridge, CA
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 02-05-2002 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red_69Mach1   Click Here to Email Red_69Mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I was wondering if anyone here has a clevor? If so you you guys recommend me converting to that set up of just stick with building up a regular windsor.

Also, I have heard that Clevors run very hot is this true? Lastly, how much power could I get out of a Clevor? Thanks in advance

1969 Mach 1 with a 351 Windsor, FMX tranny with cooler, Holley Street Avenger(670cfm), Edelbrock 351W intake, mallory ignition, MSD blaster ignition coil, headers, flowmasters,

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posted 02-06-2002 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like my Clevelands, but it's not worth it to make a Clevor with all the great cylinder heads around these days available for small block Fords and Windsors. Maybe if you want to make a Boss look-alike.


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posted 02-06-2002 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Steve. I really love my clevelands, but with the current selection of aftermarket heads for the windsor, I see no real reason to build a clevor. Aftermarket heads outflow the 2v cleveland, intakes to fit the aftermarket heads are easy to obtain, and not to mention no special pistons are required. Plus, getting a good camshaft would be easier without running into having to buy different rocker arms. A camshaft that is designed for the windsor and would normally clear everything easily with the stock 1.6 rocker arms, suddenly becomes a tight fit with the clevelands stock 1.73 rockers.

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From: Charlotte NC usa
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posted 02-07-2002 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like the above guys, I like Clevelands.
But unless you already have a set of well prepped heads (screw in studs, good valves,springs, etc..)headers, roller rockers etc...
I would not do a Clevor.
If youy already have a large pile of Cleveland parts, then think about it....

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