Ottersea

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  1. Just pulled a plug from a set of 4 barrel heads and goes right in my Aussie head. Also fits the 2 barrel heads
  2. Got a reply back from Mark McKeown who now is at Titus Performance. Low and behold he still had my cam card from waaaay back when.
  3. Whut?
  4. Tim Sent you an inquiry to your web site regarding the Aussie heads. If there is another way please let me know. ottersea@yahoo.com. Thanks.
  5. Okay one final question. Is Mark McKeown still around as he is the one that ground the cam I have. Can not find anything on google. Other then that I will just have to wait till I get it all buttoned up to see what the cam specs are. I have not installed it yet but opened it up and can find nothing on the cam itself that tells me anything. Thanks for all the help.
  6. Being we only have 91 around here what would be the safe limits on compression. I can always pull the pistons out of the rebuilt and change them if needed. I know there are a lot of factors in this but a rough estimate is fine. I really do not want to be running around with a case of Torco all the time. lol.
  7. Good to know on the compression ratio as I was thinking it would be around 11:1. It has been too long to remember the cams specs. All I know for sure is Mark MeKeon discussed what I had and what would work. I Know the cam is a solid came and has dual spring with dampener. I do not know what the specs are other then that. Looks like I will get the Oz heads worked on.
  8. Cracked block was a stock block from the boneyard I originally got for the project many years ago. Ran good until I got off the project some time back and it sat. Rebuild it .030 over on the cylinders with one sleeve. Last time I looked it may need another sleeve as it appeared to have some damage near the top of the bore. It is all buttoned up right now so do not know for sure on that.
  9. A bit more on this. The cracked block I believe was from water freezing in it one year. Yeah stupid on my part but this is a project car and had not worked on if for a while. The crack is in the lower front passenger side. I know I could probably hard block it but this will generally be a performance street engine. It will be going in a 56 courier backed up with a 4 speed and 9 inch. The block has been torn down and parts stored for now. The replacement rebuild block I have is a basic rebuild with cast pistons and rings. They did do a balance and polished the rods and used ARP hardware on it. Like I said it has been stored a looooong time but I did fill it with oil prior to storage. Looks like I need to refresh the short block and go with that. As far as heads I have a set of Aussie heads but they need to have the rockers machined down and a valve job done and do not know or any shops in NW Arkansas that have experience with the Cleveland. I have a set of ferrea valves and McKeown solid cam kit but they have not been installed as of yet. As far as the heads I am not sure if it would more cost effective to just get some aluminum aftermarket heads instead of going to the trouble of completing the aussie heads.
  10. So cracked the block on my Cleveland and have a rebuilt short block that has been sitting for 15 years. Question is do I use this short block or go with a new Windsor block and make a clevor out of it? If going with the clevor what are the things that need to be modified in order to get the Cleveland heads to work on it? Thanks.
  11. So cracked the block on my Cleveland and have a rebuilt short block that has been sitting for 15 years. Question is do I use this short block or go with a new Windsor block and make a clevor out of it? If going with the clevor what are the things that need to be modified in order to get the Cleveland heads to work on it? Thanks.
  12. Kind of what I was thinking. Thanks
  13. Do not really know as have not checked into this. I know finding someone who can work on a set of cleveland heads can be problematic. Seems cutting the post down for adjustable rockers can be a problem. Where I am (NW Arkansas) there really is no performance industry. I just do not want to have what I already have done to the Aussie head done wrong and so have to start all over again. I need them cut for adjustable rockers, Opened up for larger valves, unshrouding the combustion chamber, etc. I have a feeling this would cost as much as just getting a set of aluminum ones. Do not really know tho.
  14. I may be running into a problem with my project. I have a 56 Courier that I am putting a cleveland in. It has been in there but I have made some changes and do not know if it will work. Right now I have a set of headers I made up to fit with Aussie heads. The thing is the heads are stock so I am looking at getting a set of aftermarket aluminum heads. I figure for what I would have to spend prepping the Aussie heads I can buy a set of aluminum ones. Thing about getting a set is the exhaust port placement. I see where Trickflow says theirs move the exhaust port up .1 inch. It is REAL tight right now so do not know if the headers would fit or not. I know I could make up another set of headers but would like to not have to. Any good aftermarket heads that have the stock placement of the exhaust port? I am not racing this as it is going to be a restomod for crusing and shows.