351 XE on LPG
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Re: cleveland black block question
Due to the passing of many years - to further complicate things, there is no guarantee that the block in the car is the one that came from the factory anyway, or isn't a black painted blue or visa versa.
From the many discussions that we've already had on these forums regarding black/blue/pillow/Nascar/etc, it appears to me that any Cleveland block can produce the goods and survive to race another day, if the casting thickness is sound and the reborer didn’t go overboard.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but there simply isn’t any evidence that one is better then the other. I personally would choose a virgin bore before a pillow or black or blue or whatever the colour or dissy diameter is.