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WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby FFRacer 11 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:42 am

Hey all,
I am looking for a 72 or earlier 351C 4 bolt main. Wanting to build for the SCTA American Iron Class.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated,
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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby PackardV8 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:27 pm

Don't have a four-bolt engine in the core yard at present.

Some Cleveland blocks are drilled four-bolt but built with two-bolt caps. Could you use aftermarket caps in that class?
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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby FFRacer 11 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:46 pm

<<Could you use aftermarket caps in that class?>>
I don't know, I would think so?
This weekend I am going to the SCTA's inspector's clinic at Cerritos college. I intend to find out as much as I can about this class.
This is all new for me, I have raced vintage Formula Ford for quite some time now and have decided this Land Speed stuff looks like something myself and family will really enjoy + I only live about 35 miles from El Mirage! The big + is the folks I have met from the High Desert Racers club. These guys treated me like family. Been talking about them all week long.

Thanks for the reply and question,
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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby PackardV8 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:05 pm

FWIW, I've been told bottom ends don't take the same beating in land speed racing; since traction is non-existent on land speed tracks, there isn't the severe strain on bottom ends caused by hard launches by slicks on prepared tracks, followed by hard shifts. Your results may differ.

Have fun.
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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby 1972ho » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:29 am

I have a 2 bolt block with a spare set of 4 bolt main caps has already been magged ok and it's standard bore,also a .035 four bolt block that's been magged with new cam bearing but not sure if I'm willing to part with the 4 bolt block.
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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby Casper393W » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:29 pm

I have a 2 bolt DOAE-L .030 over block and some closed chamber 4bbl heads
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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Postby FFRacer 11 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:56 pm

Thanks Guys,
If I have to i will use a 2 bolt main, and I just happen to have a set of 4V and 2V heads.

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