Dennis Wydendorf what about blocks?

Dennis Wydendorf what about blocks?

Joined: February 13th, 2006, 4:59 am

March 28th, 2012, 8:27 pm #1

Dennis I remember Alan telling me on those ss engines( I beleive they were in that 585 hp range) they were notorious for cracking cylinders. I guess with the rpm you guys ran it was a problem?i beleive the youngbloods would run a lower hp engine to get points then switch to the higher hp to set some records? Did you have any block mods or was this also a problem you had? Tods new block may open a new avenue for the ss 351?
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Joined: May 7th, 2005, 1:24 am

March 29th, 2012, 2:05 am #2

I used to fill the blocks with metalic grout up to the bottom of the head bolt holes and used a round skirted piston and that eliminated the cracked cylinder walls. I also had to pull the engine apart every 50 runs or so to hone the cylinders round again. I used to dowel pin the main caps to keep them from walking around and installed Lifter bore bushings and the Moroso oil restrictor kit in the bottom. Now the Ford motorsport 351w block is a legal replacement in Super Stock.

www.lifterboretools.com
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Joined: February 13th, 2006, 4:59 am

March 29th, 2012, 2:47 am #3

Can you run the clevo heads on the Windsor in ss and is anyone? Also Dennis were you around that hp or was it higher?
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Joined: May 7th, 2005, 1:24 am

March 29th, 2012, 4:16 pm #4

Quite a few of the guys running the cleveland combo in Super Stock have switched to the Ford Racing block. My combo probably made a little less horsepower than that because of the Motorcraft carb, most 351c racers use the 780 Holley carb.

www.lifterboretools.com
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Joined: February 2nd, 2007, 11:01 pm

March 29th, 2012, 10:37 pm #5

Any interesting stories or adventures and misadventures with those blocks back in the day? I recall you had at least one of them.

BTW: Did you have any dealings with Bill Coon of Romulus, MI? I know he did a lot of them back in the day.
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Joined: May 7th, 2005, 1:24 am

March 30th, 2012, 2:22 am #6

I never had a furnace brazed block. I had some friends that tried to do 2 blocks, one came out usuable but the other one got messed up when them pressed the sleeves in. I know where the block is but it had some damage when the engine spit a rod out the side of it. I had two xe blocks but no furnace brazed block. I never met Mr. Coon but I hear he is making 427 sohc parts now.

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Joined: February 13th, 2006, 4:59 am

March 30th, 2012, 2:55 am #7

I remember reading an article about nicholsons blocks where they furnace brazen .200 liners into the c motor? Back then it was costing around 3000 bucks to do? Ouch even a ton by my standards!
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Joined: February 19th, 2005, 5:39 pm

March 31st, 2012, 2:00 am #8

I remember the comp altereds with 240/300ci 6cyl with furnace brazed cleveland heads. Little o.t. but cool!
Mike
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