Kevin92xj's 351 Cleveland Build
My brother, kevin92xj, talking about his 351 Cleveland for his '67
Fairlane. The engine got left outside in California, after a lot of
expensive machine work, and it needs to be re-machined now. Once he gets
his finances in order (and he pays off his truck), the build will
351 Cleveland finished...
After the cam break-in here it is at idle and the sound of the cam, so
much like my stock 351CJ, enjoy...
Best Tips for Breaking in a New Camshaft
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- The
first few minutes of operation will determine the long-term survival of
your flat-tappet camshaft. More agressive lobe designs, stronger
valvesprings and changes to the additives in modern motor oils makes a
"wiped" cam lobe much more likely than in the days of classic muscle cars.
These are a few very important tips for properly breaking in your high
performance flat tappet camshaft.
For a complete parts list of everything used in this video, check out
Camshaft Break In Procedure Video - Engine Building DVD
Buy the "Basic Engine Building" DVD
Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 60: Camshaft Break-In
If you have a new camshaft, the break-in procedure is critical. Follow our
guidelines and you won't flatten a cam lobe and ruin the internals of your
engine. The basic formula is 20 minutes @2000 rpms and never going below
1500 rpms. Make sure not to let it idle. Changing from 1500 to 2500 rpm
every few minutes will help the cam break-in as well.
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EMU Autoworks Custom 1972 XA Falcon - 351 Cleveland
EMU Autoworks Custom 1972 XA Falcon with 351 Cleveland. Pacemaker
extractors into Polished 316 stainless dual 3 inch, then a light merge,
into twin Magnaflow high flow mufflers and exiting through twin 2/12 inch
tail sections. Reduction in the size of rear section allows for the cooling
gasses to retain air speed, thus maintaining engine torque.
COMP Cams® Quick Tech: Proper Flat Tappet Cam Break-In
This Quick Tech Video from COMP Cams® is a how-to video for proper flat
tappet camshaft set-up and break-in. As any engine builder knows, proper
break-in is key to how long a camshaft will last and how it will perform.
1971 Ford Torino 500, 351 Cleveland
This is our 1971 Ford Torino 500. The car is all original with 96,000
original miles. We are the third owners of it. The car is originally from
Los Angeles, CA, and belonged to the proverbial "little old lady". The guy
we bought it from got it at an estate sale. He brought it across the
country to Georgia in 2006 when he moved here. He decided to move back to
California, so he put this car up for sale in order to have the money to
Everything you see is completely original. This car has never been
THIS CAR WAS SOLD 7/1/08. We no longer have it.
1971 Ford Mustang Mach I - 351 Cleveland Grabber Blue Muscle Car
351c.i. 4BBL (Cleveland) V8, 4 Speed (Top Loader) Transmission w/ Hurst
Shifter, 9in Rear w/ 3.50 Traction-Lock, P. Steering, Color Keyed Front
Bumper, All New Correct Style Interior, AM/FM/Cassette, Fold Down Rear Seat
(Only 1 Ordered w/ This Option!), Buckets w/ Mini Center Console, Seat
Belts, Ram Air Hood w/ Hood Pins, Mallory Ignition, Front & Rear Spoilers,
Dual Sport Mirrors, Correct Grabber Blue Exterior (Paint Code-J), Correct
Black Vinyl Interior (Trim Code-5A), Magnum 500 Wheels w/ BFGoodrich Radial
T/A Tires, Los Angeles Delivered Car (D.S.O-71), Owners Manual, Space Saver
Spare, Marti Report, Dual Exhaust,
Gorgeous Fit & Finish! Runs & Drives Great! Beautifully Restored Mach 1!!
RATROD 383 385 CHEVY STROKER FIRST START UP cam break in
Since 1978 I've been building old cars and V8 engines.I always have several
laying around that I'm building.It takes time,I find peices here and there
and assemble them. The last several years I've slowly been building 4
engines.A 454(done n sold),a retro roller 307,a 385 and the 350 thats in
this 48'Chevy. I sell some,trade some,use some,etc. It's one of my hobbies.
This one is now done,,it's a "385 Stroker". It's a Small Block Chevy
engine(sbc). The newly completed assembled engine must be started and rev'd
up and held there to properly break in the camshaft and lifters(this is
part of Old School flat tappet engines). If you don't do this the cam and
lifters will experience premature failures. I run all new engines at
2000rpm to 2500rpm. I do this for 20 to 30 minutes.This particular engine
block is stamped 1969 Impala 350. The heads are late 1969 #186 casting
numbers,(desirable for increased Horse Power). They match the block as far
as date,they're known as "double humps" or "375 horse heads". They'll make
quite a bit more horsepower than that if
properly worked.This engine should make 385 to 400 horse power. The valves
are new stainless 2.02's/1.60's.The heads are seriously ported and have a
history to them,,these heads have circulated around a local dragstrip for
decades. When I bought them,I redid everything. The cylinder bores were
bored over .40 thousandths. Then I added a 400 crankshaft to this 350 motor
to "Stroke" it. This combination results in longer piston travel and makes
the engine bigger internally and increases it's breathing characteristics
(hence the benefit of the ported heads). The resulting displacement is 385
cubic inches. This will probably end up in my '85 chopped top swb S-10. The
reason being this is a street type, low rpm engine.I have a little over
$2000.oo in the whole thing because I wait on good deals and do the work
myself,except the spin balancing of the reciprocating assembly.I'll post
more vids as I can.Thanks for looking.