Thursday, August 4, 2011

Current Engine Condition

I picked up the 351 Cleveland with the car.  The previous owner stated that it had been rebuilt, but not by him and he picked it up from someone in New Mexico who claimed it had been rebuilt.  The previous owner hadn't pulled off the heads, but did look at the bottom end and found ARP main studs, APR rod bolts & nuts, fresh assembly lube, and what appeared to be new bearings.  I pulled the heads and found that the bores were stock with a carbon ridge at the top.  The engine had not been machined, but I guess someone might consider it "rebuilt".

Here are the "rebuilt" pistons.  Looks kinda stock to me.  Notice the ARP head studs.

Here's a picture of the engine.  It had 2V heads with an Edelbrock F351 2V intake manifold.  It's truely uninspiring, although the valve covers help spice it up slightly.

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