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Old 10-15-2008, 12:34   #1 (permalink)
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Block cracked, time for a short block build...

My 351c 2v in my 69 mach1 has a nice crack in the side of the block right next to the passenger side motor mount. It seeps coolant, and just isn't going to cut it for me.
I want to yank it, and use a another block that I want to build.
Can I build a small stroker without breaking the bank? maybe a 370 or a 383ci? I am planning on getting my heads ported on a flow bench to open them up some, also was thinking about a set of aussie heads.
My car is currently has a build c4, 2700 stall, 3.50 tracloc 31 spline 9" and has run a best 1/4 mile of 13.29 at 101. It is more of a show car than a track car.
I would sure like to be able to gain some ponies and get it into the mid 12's and still remain streetable.
Any suggestions??
Thanks...Kevin
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:45   #2 (permalink)
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hi mate a 373ci would run i mid 12 or lower and port ypur heads it will run great and what radiator are you runing
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I wood pull the motor and have the crack welded Find you a good welder and no more seeping and you dont have to take the motor apart to fix it
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Re: Block cracked, time for a short block build...

Fixed a Cleveland block fairly recently, found this crack at the left hand front of the block-



so we had it stitched by a local engineering firm then pressure tested.

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