Block Filler questions.September 1 2013 at 3:55 PM
|Pat (Login torinopat)|
from IP address 18.104.22.168
Per my original post about building a Clevor. I want to make sure that I don't leave any stones unturned here. If I can Use a cleveland block and get what I need, It would be cheaper and easier for me to do so.
I need to keep this motor streetable. I want to be able to sell this car some day and streetable cars sell a lot better that race cars do.
How much can I fill the block and still circulate enough water to keep the motor cool, yet get the cyl support that I need. I understand that most heat is created in the heads. But I have also read posts on other forums that after filling blocks, people have had trouble with cooling. Any thoughts on this? I have a large 2 row aluminum radiator, and a Mazire electric pump now. No cooling issues with my current motor, even when "hot lapped"
I have also read that filled blocks will cause your oil temps to run hot. Will I need to run an oil cooler?
A lot of the info that was presented in my last post pertained to early pro stock work. Racing chassis, motor plates, etc. My chassis is basically a stock eliminator chassis. I use bolts factory motor mounts. Can anyone comment on how effective the filled block is when used in a mostly stock chassis?