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Old 03-21-2006, 03:38   #1 (permalink)
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Question Pavtek?

Has anyone here had any experience with Pavtek? I was looking into their 3v heads for the clevo I'm building when their crate engines caught my eye. Any opinions on them? www.pavtek.com.au
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:48   #2 (permalink)
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I've got a Pavtek engine sitting under the bonnet of my XB. I can't say a bad word about them (Mick and Theo). They are good at what they do and fast to boot. None of this BS taking months and months to sort an engine. My engine was around 4-5 weeks start to finish inc engine dynoing. I made 588hp @ 7200rpm and 500ftlbs torque with 393ci and 218cc 3V's. Ran 11.11's off the trailer on the best part of a 30deg day, with a 7 day old engine. You may have seen pics of my car and the write up in Performance Ford Magazine.

A 351 done by another company I had done took 4 months.

What are you buying from them? A complete engine? I personally would by the heads direct from CHI (http://www.chiheads.com). Probably saves you some $? Then just purchase a short motor from Pavtek.

My cars no drag car either. It runs normal shockers/springs not drag shocks or springs. No traction assistance like Caltracs or the likes. Basically I can drive the car to the strip, swap tyres race, swap tyres and drive home.
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I've got a Pavtek engine sitting under the bonnet of my XB. I can't say a bad word about them (Mick and Theo). They are good at what they do and fast to boot. None of this BS taking months and months to sort an engine. My engine was around 4-5 weeks start to finish inc engine dynoing. I made 588hp @ 7200rpm and 500ftlbs torque with 393ci and 218cc 3V's. Ran 11.11's off the trailer on the best part of a 30deg day, with a 7 day old engine. You may have seen pics of my car and the write up in Performance Ford Magazine.

A 351 done by another company I had done took 4 months.

What are you buying from them? A complete engine? I personally would by the heads direct from CHI (http://www.chiheads.com). Probably saves you some $? Then just purchase a short motor from Pavtek.

My cars no drag car either. It runs normal shockers/springs not drag shocks or springs. No traction assistance like Caltracs or the likes. Basically I can drive the car to the strip, swap tyres race, swap tyres and drive home.
Dontcha just luv these big XB's brenx..
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:05   #4 (permalink)
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Dontcha just luv these big XB's brenx..
Can't wait to head out again to the strip. I've not completed all of the mods I wanted done before going again though. I've got a factory modified tank back in the car. I hated the cell. Not enough range off 60lt. New tanks 127lt. I've dumped the accel dizzy and fitted a MSD dizzy with locked mechanical advance. I'm yet to dump the extractors as they are smaller than the ones the engine was dyno'd with. I'm jumping up from 1 3/4" to 1 7/8". I might try drag springs/shocks one day?
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Can't wait to head out again to the strip. I've not completed all of the mods I wanted done before going again though. I've got a factory modified tank back in the car. I hated the cell. Not enough range off 60lt. New tanks 127lt. I've dumped the accel dizzy and fitted a MSD dizzy with locked mechanical advance. I'm yet to dump the extractors as they are smaller than the ones the engine was dyno'd with. I'm jumping up from 1 3/4" to 1 7/8". I might try drag springs/shocks one day?
Yeah,it would be interesting to see what she would do with drag shocks and springs.10's would be good!They are a big mutha!You should get some advice from some of the 'Experts' SOME OF THEM ARE IN THE 11'S WITH 250HP!
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Re: Pavtek?

Pavtek did all the machining on my short motor. All machining was within the expected tolerances.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:33   #7 (permalink)
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i've been asking around about pavtek and all i'm getting is good replies..
so your prob. on a good bet going with them... I am...
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