Originally Posted by musclemustang8
Hello there, my name is Ryan, I have a fox Mustang with a 351C and a C6 in it. Full drag car, not street......anymore (funny what getting busted street racing will do to you after being a year in a court system).
I am looking for a friendly forum to be a part of; the last place I was a member of had a large amount of "know-it-alls" in it. Seems everyone had to heckle my posts, or I would ask a question about an open chamber 4v head and I would have 5 replies on "why don't you have a 4v closed chamber head" or "open chambers suck" and then people would tell me I needed aussie heads or somthing else i didnt ask about.
So guys...tell me what you think, can I post in here without being heckled?
I have Cleveland engines with OC and CC heads. The OCs are perfectly fine up to a point, just like every other part ever designed.
I think that you'll find most of the members here will address your points, though advice is often provided even when not sought. It is rarely pushed very hard on people. Aussies tend to be fairly laid back compared to a lot of other places.
I have a complete set of 12.5:1 TRW forged pistons for an OC Cleveland that I'm considering putting into the OC engine shown below.
I have a nice, moderate performance hydraulic camshaft that would make for a good rebuild, but not with a 12.5:1 combination...so, I'll probably be another several weeks trying to decide how I want to proceed with it. I bought the engine above as part of a vehicle I purchased. I have another 351C CC engine:
...that I just finished up. It is basically a strong street/strip engine with solid flat tappet camshaft, forged flat tops and reconditioned factory crank and rods. It should make something over 400 HP on unleaded premium.
While I can't promise that you won't get heckled, I can say that you're more likely to find the members here are more likely to give answers that will help you use what you've got than make a lot of recommendations about other choices. A lot of guys here don't have the budget to start with a bunch of new or even different used parts, either. A lot of us build what we've got on hand and add to it as needed to meet our goals.