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WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by FFRacer 11 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:42 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,
Chris
Located in So. Cal.

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by PackardV8 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:27 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

Post by FFRacer 11 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:46 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,
Chris

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by PackardV8 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:05 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.

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by 1972ho » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 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

Post by Casper393W » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:29 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

Post by FFRacer 11 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:56 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.

Chris

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by frenchmachine » Mon May 08, 2017 4:26 pm

have a d2ae ca block with doae heads block is 4 bolt

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by FFRacer 11 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:29 pm

Thanks,
I found the block, had to do a 1200 mile round trip up to No. Cal. but I got a standard block and crank, 4 bolt main.
Just in case how much and were are you located? Would be nice to have a second to build over the winter :-)

Thank You,
Chris

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by frenchmachine » Fri May 12, 2017 4:45 pm

sent you pm

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by 1972ho » Fri May 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Was the block that you bought already sonic checked to see what the bored look like.Because I still have a standard bore block that has been sonic checked and I have a set of 4 bolt main caps that can go with the block.

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Re: WTD 351C CJ motor

Post by FFRacer 11 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:34 pm

hoping to have block to machine shop at the end of this month.

Chris

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