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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-28-07, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a D2AE-CA block today that has about 15 XYs welded in the lifter valley.I have never seen this before.Is this for high nickel content or what.It is a 4 bolt main block.I build Clevelands all the time and have 10 4 bolt main motors right now and 4 of them are D2AE-CA blocks but they do not have the YXs welded in the lifter valley.If anyone was wandering way so many Clevelands it's for my to 69 mach 1 drag cars.I stroke them and run Neil Brodix BF301 alum. heads.All my buddies run Windsors and want me to but as of right now they are still trying to catch me.And before I get the cussing from the windsor guys.I think they are great motors but mine works for me.5.61 BEST 1/8 WITH A 400 SHOT.On a 10 inch slick with a pro shifted 4 speed and thats not leaning on it to hard it's got more before it goes boom.Thanks for any info

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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

All our aussie blocks have X and Y "CAST" into the lifter area.
Just an ordinary old block you have, but with 4 bolt mains.

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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

Thanks I looked at the block again and the Y and Xs are cast in all four corners and not welded.Does that change anything?The block looks thicker between the pistons.I need to mike it.It also feels heavy but I might just be gettin old.
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Thanks I looked at the block again and the Y and Xs are cast in all four corners and not welded.Does that change anything?The block looks thicker between the pistons.I need to mike it.It also feels heavy but I might just be gettin old.
y and x's in the corners dont change anything.
And NO, it is not thicker between the bores. It can't phisically be thicker, as the bore spacings and all dimentions are identical.
Also wall thickness will be the same too, which is the problem with these blocks.

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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

Thanks I set it beside one of the other blocks and yes I see that it is the same.Yea I know what you mean about wall thickness.I have had some strokers push the pistons through the cyl. walls when I tried stroking past 408.I have seen the bigger kits run in some Cleveland blocks but thin walls and the shorter deck hieght pushes them too the breaking point.Thanks for your info.
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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

most over here only run 393, but i went for the 408C myself. Just seemed like a bit extra free torque and horsepower so why not

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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

ah, the ever running clevo block debate goes on!!! how are ya guys, yeah like xdclevo said, aussie blocks have x and y's everywhere(some aussie blocks were shipped from ford australia to ford usa during the late 70's to serve as new replacements after usa stopped making them), even the good old xflow six block copped them! just some bored guy on the sand casting line having fun!! Does the block you mention have valve relief notches cut into top of bores? cheers

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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

yes it does.I love clevos.they can make a ton of power real easy.
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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

Block ?? Been sell some blocks with D on the front near the timming cover . the block early 70 s block to guy in aust. what the going price for a
70 block only
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70 long block
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Re: high nickel cleveland block?

I been gettin about 450.00 out of a block.600.00 out of short block and about 2000.00 to 2800.00 for a 4 bolt with good heads read to go.All of them are 4 bolt mains.
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