Track Boss Cleveland block update 7/21....
***Please take the time to read all and view the pictures***
The cylinder sleeves have been installed.
LOOK closely, and you can see that the Track Boss Cleveland block has a 6.125" long cylinder sleeve. Longest cylinder available in a Cleveland block. No more piston hanging out the bottom of the cylinder on those stroker engines.
Custom shouldered main studs have arrived.
Big thanks to Boninfante Friction for this quality stud. (Standard fastener)
WHY use a shouldered stud, the hollow dowel makes the main a little bit thinner and is not as rigid, and the solid dowel pin located between the inner & outer bolts gives an area where a crack could start.
Randy Gillis from Racetec pistons (good old die hard Cleveland guy) gave me permission to share his last comments.....
This block has been a long time coming and the wait has been worth it. As you know I have owned an original Oct 1968 Ford manufactured 351C aluminum block for almost forty years. This block makes mine obsolete. Splayed main cap bolts, extra long sleeves, thick bulkheads, thick decks , improved metallurgy , are just a few of the things I see. Using a premier casting company with state of the art capabilities is a huge plus as well. Total in house CNC machining allows complete control of the finished product and if needed instant “customization”. I look forward to seeing the results of this block being put to use. We used to have to rely on old OEM blocks for our racing Cleveland engines but now there are three aftermarket offerings with the release of the Track boss. Your “tube” videos of actual machining procedures is a first for any block manufacturer.
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