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by Jody_VA
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10:57
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

Thank you all for your invaluable input. I've taken a step back from my projects the last 2 years as the economy had different ideas to me with regards to my expendable income. I've considered all of your advices and I haven't made any choices yet with regards to the race engine build. I still have ...
by Jody_VA
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 10:20
Forum: Quiz
Topic: Modern Powerplants
Replies: 4
Views: 6744

Re: Modern Powerplants

Thanks Rassie, may your soul rest in peace!
by Jody_VA
Sat 08 Apr 2017, 17:13
Forum: Quiz
Topic: Modern Powerplants
Replies: 4
Views: 6744

Modern Powerplants

Hi All I would just like to get a feel for what everyone thinks about alternative or modern powerplants in a historic car This includes your Ford modular series, GM LM series, as well as Lexus UZ series, and even Toyota's JZ series, Mazda 13b, any others I'm forgetting? I find that often we try and ...
by Jody_VA
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10:10
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

I take it that the general consensus is that the 351C is too much weight in a capri intended for mostly track use and occasional drag strip? How is the weight of a 302 for track use? Listed weights: Essex v6 - 170kg Lexus v8 - 180kg Ford 302 - 210kg 351c - 250kg Since handling will be a significant ...
by Jody_VA
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 10:00
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

RASSIE wrote:First get in a standard manual Capri Perana and clean pants spare, before you think of 500hp. :D
Cleveland run bearings if you rev. high because the bearings is too wide.
Rassie.
Thanks Rassie

I will see what I can organise while I am here in Cape Town :D
by Jody_VA
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 22:56
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

To summarise the suggested options 1. Ford 347w Stroker 2. Ford 302w (standard stroke or destroked for rebuild) as well as EFI options on the market 3. Ford 5.0 efi 4. Chevrolet 5.3 LMG (R39,900) 5. Lexus 1uz (non-vvti) (R15,900) Thanks guys for the advice, I appreciate it. I understand the difficul...
by Jody_VA
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 22:13
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

Hi Jody Just my 2c. I’ve refrained from commenting on your thread, in the hopes that one of our actual engine builders might chip in. Without wanting to sound pessimistic, there are very few members on the forum that have actual experience with stroker small block Fords or boosting them, and unfort...
by Jody_VA
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 21:17
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

RASSIE wrote:Fit a 302W and stop playing. They got no brakes from build. My experience.
Rassie.
Thanks for the reply Rassie. Duly noted.

What setup would you go for on a race car and still be strong?
by Jody_VA
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 21:08
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

Hi Jody, I love your way of thinking. Have you considered the GM LS-series, especially the cheaper 5.3 that people are making serious horsepower with, even with stock internals. Pieter Thanks Pieter :lol: My father always says this quote "Ive found that too much power is just about enough for me". ...
by Jody_VA
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 20:57
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 11729

Re: 351 Cleveland Advice

With due respect 500 wheel kw in a Capri will result in a car un driveable on the street. If I were you I would do the following (consider that I hate Lexus conversions). True. I reached at 500kw. No offence taken. Upon reconsideration, 500rwkw will be difficult to put down without serious suspensi...