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From: SAn diego, CA, USA
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posted 11-17-2002 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wulfgar   Click Here to Email Wulfgar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hear alot of guys saying to put them in a 351C or the motor will blow up. I realize the cleavlands have a problem with filling up the valve covers and thereby starving the mains. Doesnt this only happen with extremely high RPM usage? I never installed any restrictors so if it truly turns out to be something I should have done. What could I do to get some more oil down to the mains? the engine uses 2V heads so I dont think ill ever have the motor any higher than 5500-6000 rpm at any given time.

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posted 11-17-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The restrictors are nice, but if you are only going to 6000rpm you will probably be OK.

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