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    Yea have known them for quite a while when I used to work as a mechanic in Thurso rd behind A1,

    Dave has convinced me to source another block and get some new tech forgies like SRP or Probe and get some H-beam rods maybe even stroke it as the old tech TRW forgies that I have are pretty heavy in comparison to the new stuff.
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    Found some pics that I took a few weeks ago,


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    looks good mate.

    what would be the point of strengthened internals if the blocks are splitting?

    or can you grout fill it more, or was it just a freak thing to happen?

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    Cheers RB,

    It is a common issue with Clevo's during the casting process with minor core shift coupled with the fact that they are a thin wall casting combined with a 0.030' bore out,

    I did a partial grout fill to the bottom of the core plugs last rebuild as I knew that I was going to lean on it a bit,

    Dave at A1 said to get another block and to get it sonic tested to check for any issues,

    It's really just bad luck that it happened,

    Maybe a 2JZ/RB26/30/XR6T would fit?
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    yeah and i'll cut jor fuckin head off fuckin

    good luck with it. I just priced myself a set of eagle rods. $500 in my hands

    or a set of BC pro rods for a supra at $2500.

    a full house C4 from rocket btw can be had for $2700
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    Ok, I have decided that the Falcoon is fast enough at the drags and needs to have a crack at the roundy round stuff.

    It has reasonable suspension at present Lovells, Koni's and slotted rotors with XF calipers which really do fuck all actually.

    I am seriously looking at getting this brake and suspension kit as they have some deals going at the moment and I already have the rack and peanut which is mint.

    Discuss?

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    http://www.rrs-online.com/frontcoilovers.php
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    Pogo sticks suck. I'd steer clear of RRS for everything but their Racks. Rejiggered stock front suspension will work very nicely.
    Just my 2c from wanting to make the things handle.

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    Here's a tip, when you do take it round the roundy stuff check the oil before hand

    As for the suspension, what he said ^

    Decent springs and shocks and bushes will give reasonable handling.
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    I can lend you a set of drilling templates for a modified shelby drop, may require a little massaging of the back of the shock towers if you're using the older style steel bushed upper arms. I've also got a pair of braced upper arms with new poly bushes here if you want them?

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    Yea got all the decent springs,bushes and Koni's and Bermo I have a high energy sump with heaps of oil...hehe but it didn't farkin stop the carnt from splitting a bore.

    I actually really want to cut the shock towers away with the notching kit so that I can get more room around the headers. With a view to one day putting some huffers in there.

    I can't see a way to gain more access in this area with out the strut kit.
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    it might be gayer than aids, but have you considered using an L300 or hiace front end ? they are ( allegedly. never done it mind you. ) relatively easy to fit. you get to pretty much remove the strut towers. not sure about handling or brake upgrades though. or even width for that matter. it would be close though.
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    L300 is the right width for earlier Falcons, too narrow for XW/XY.
    Doesn't add heaps of room, but you could do the Boss429 shock tower mod.

    Struts are never going to give you a decent camber gain curve.

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    Isn't L300 a torsion bar set up?
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    i thought they had coil springs. are hiaces wider ? they've got coil springs. early ones anyway. and while you were grinding and welding, i'm sure the crossmember could grow a couple of inches if need be.
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    The throttle linkages jammed on the CDs in my old Triumph 2000 and stuck it at WOT.

    I didn't realise for about 15 mins as it never broke the speed limit.

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    Ok thought I better update the thread,

    Pulled the heads off and found split bore, so out came the motor


    Split bore has had a sleeve installed previously so was no great surprise that it split, so the block will get chucked out.


    Seemed like a good time to change direction and go for some roundy round style of racing so bought some RRS gear (coilover and 330mm rotors)and decided to notch out the strut towers to give lots of room for good headers or some sort of wooshing device in the future.


    The notching kit allows removal of the tower and a plate is welded in that area but I haven't welded it in yet that will be for next.



    The RRS gear http://www.rrs-online.com seems to be pretty good for street cars which this will still be hopefully.

    I am trying to source another block and will build another bottom end as my CHI 2V alloy heads are still in good nick, I wouldn't mind getting the exhaust ports raised to take advantage of the new room in the engine bay, Thanks to Bermo I now have a complex over all the wiring and hoses in there so will hide and delete as much as possible.

    The diff has been replaced by an EF XR6 4pin 28 spline unit which will have the NC treatment (Watts link) added to it.
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    very nice

    if you go windsor i have a rollmaster timing set
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    wow, really going all out, nice

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    how did you measure what to cut out?

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    Measure what's that?

    Na just kidding the RRS notching kit come with a template that looks like a preschooler made it.

    Fish, Yea thanks for that but hoping I can just get another block and stuff my bits in there with a set of new pistons.
    The enormity of this project is starting to hit me
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    Dang, I gave away a stock bore 302 black block late last year, got sick of it gathering dust.

    When you buy a block either:

    A: get it fucking cheap so if it sonics no good it cost you SFA or,

    B: buy on the provision it sonics good, with refund if it don't.

    To many guys buy way too many blocks searching for the elusive 'good un'.

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    Get a windsor block and convert to Boss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroboost View Post
    Get a windsor block and convert to Boss?
    don't think it is that simple, iirc the water galleries don't line up properly.
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    It's a very easy fix - my Clevo heads lived on a wheezer block at some point - blank the coolant ports on the inside corners of the heads and either drill the manifold faces for the coolant crossover in the intake manifold, or fit coolant stubs to the front face of the heads.
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    How much grunt are you going to be running through that diff and how much faith do you have in it? I have one the same in the HK and people giggle at it but you dont see many busted ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    don't think it is that simple, iirc the water galleries don't line up properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gammaboy View Post
    It's a very easy fix - my Clevo heads lived on a wheezer block at some point - blank the coolant ports on the inside corners of the heads and either drill the manifold faces for the coolant crossover in the intake manifold, or fit coolant stubs to the front face of the heads.
    Pretty sure I've got the instuctions on how Ford did it in my Ford racing parts catalouge.
    Probably easier to do the swap then finding a decent Clevo block, and you end up with a better engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TK View Post
    Dang, I gave away a stock bore 302 black block late last year, got sick of it gathering dust.

    When you buy a block either:

    A: get it fucking cheap so if it sonics no good it cost you SFA or,

    B: buy on the provision it sonics good, with refund if it don't.

    To many guys buy way too many blocks searching for the elusive 'good un'.
    Yea that shit always happens, I was going to buy a block from Craig at CJ performance in Adelaide on the same basis, I paid him to get it checked and it came back thin on a few bores
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    Pretty sure I've got the instuctions on how Ford did it in my Ford racing parts catalouge.
    Probably easier to do the swap then finding a decent Clevo block, and you end up with a better engine.

    Yea cheers for the Windsor tip fellas but already have good Clevo bottom end gear and don't want to spend to replace all the internals.

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    If you want some detailed photos on where all the wiring and auto coolant lines etc run let me know and ill take some photos of mine.

    I will be able to get some good engine bay shots when I pull my motor out again (which will be next weekend )
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    Yea cheers for the offer and it's always good to see the way other crew have done theirs might even have a relook at Oxy's pics.

    Why is your donk coming out again or is it to fit a better sump?

    I had to change my sump insitu once and it was a major pain, Dropping the pan down a bit then getting a hand in to undo the oil pump bolts and then letting the pump drop into the sump....fark that!!
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    I tried to run all my wiring/hoses either

    A) up under the guards for anything near the front (fans, lights etc)
    or
    B) through the firewall and manifold for anything near the rear or engine itself (fuel lines, alternator, dizzy etc)

    This pic probably illustrates it best


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    that engine bay looks really good!

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