The Fel-Pro oil pan gasket...
The Fel-Pro oil pan gasket is a multi-piece set with molded rubber end gaskets and composite pan rail gaskets. A dab of RTV where the rail and end gaskets meet helps prevent oil seepage. The fitting at the lower left is for the oil pressure gauge sending unit.
Trick Flow builds engines and tests the results on its in-house dyno because it's an important part of their development process. In fact, no cylinder head goes out the door until it's been put through the test on the Superflow engine dynamometer and comes out making the desired horsepower. To test the new 351C Power Port Cleveland 190 cylinder heads, Trick Flow built a 383ci engine with a 9.65:1 compression ratio. Engine builder Ron Greczanik stuffed the 2V block with a Probe forged crank and pistons, Eagle Specialties rods, and a Crane 0.236/0.240-inch lift hydraulic roller cam. Other bits include an Edelbrock Performer Air-Gap intake manifold, Trick Flow 1.73 roller rocker arms, and an MSD Billet distributor. Outfitted with a Holley 750-cfm Double Pumper carburetor and 13/4-inch dyno headers, the 351 proved to be a stout motor, cranking out almost 524 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Like a Cleveland 4V, peak horsepower came in at a lofty 6,500 rpm. Peak torque arrived at a touch over 4,500 rpm. But the Power Port heads shined down low as well, with more than 400 lb-ft of torque available at 3,000 rpm. Thanks to Trick Flow and its Power Port Cleveland heads, you can now build a 351 Cleveland (or a 351M, 400, or 351W) that is a true all-around performance engine that's at home on the street or at the track. Follow along with us and we'll show you some of the more interesting details in this Cleveland combination build.
Trick Flow Cleveland Build Parts List
All part numbers are Summit Racing unless otherwise noted (*)
|TFS-51600004-M62||TFS Power Port Cleveland 190 Cylinder Heads, pair||$2,095.95|
|*Probe 10012||Crankshaft forged 4340 steel, 3.750-in stroke internal balance||$685.99|
|*Probe 14213-030||SRS Series Pistons (forged, 16cc reverse dome)||$655.99|
|ESP-6125B3D||Eagle Specialties ESP H-Beam Connecting Rods, set of 8||$499.95|
|CLE-MS1010H||Clevite H-Series Main Bearing Set||$76.95|
|CLE-CB663HN||Clevite H-Series Rod Bearing Set||$71.95|
|DUR-FP-26T||Dura-Bond Cam Bearing Set||$49.95|
|FMS-M-6500-S58||Ford Racing Hydraulic Roller Lifters, set of 16||$495.72|
|TFS-21408000||Trick Flow Chrome-moly Pushrods, 8-in long, set of 16||$86.95|
|TFS-53400621||Trick Flow 1.73 Ratio Roller Rocker Arms, set of 16||$289.95|
|MIL-30735||Milodon Stock Replacement Steel Oil Pan||$135.95|
|MIL-18635||Milodon Oil Pump Pickup||$29.95|
|MEL-M84A||Melling Oil Pump, Standard Pressure/Volume||$45.95|
|ARP-154-7905||ARP Oil Pump Driveshaft Kit||$18.25|
|ATI-918920||ATI Harmonic Damper, Internal Balance||$378.05|
|EDL-7564||Edelbrock Performer Air-Gap Intake Manifold||$330.88|
|MSD-8580||MSD Billet Distributor||$221.95|
|MSD-8581||MSD Bronze Distributor Gear||$39.95|
|FRM-3924||Autolite Copper Core Spark Plug (each)||$1.50|
|MEZ-WP111B||Mezeire 100 Series Electric Water Pump||$319.95|
|MEZ-WP123B||Mezeire Water Pump Backing Plate||$45.95|
|MEZ-WP1150B||Mezeire NPT Fitting to Hose Adapter||$19.99|
|*FRPP-M-6582-Z351||Ford Racing Cast Aluminum Valve Covers||$159.00|
|ARP-154-4004||ARP Pro Series Head Stud Kit||$129.10|
|ARP-154-2501||ARP Balancer Bolt Kit||$19.95|
|FPP-1013||Fel-Pro Performance Head Gasket (each)||$33.95|
|FPP-1240||Fel-Pro Performance Intake Manifold Gasket||$21.95|
|FPP-2902||Fel-Pro Performance Rear Main Seal Set||$23.95|
|FPP-1636||Fel-Pro Performance Valve Cover Gasket Set||$37.95|
|FPP-1430||Fel-Pro Performance Header Gasket Set||$21.95|
|FPP-2710||Fel-Pro Performance R.A.C.E Gasket Set||$27.95|
|SLP-381-8016||Sealed Power Brass Freeze Plug Kit||$10.69|
|SHW-DE1621||Dupli-Color Engine Paint, Old Ford Blue||$6.95|
This Milodon oil pan is an...
This Milodon oil pan is an ideal OEM replacement. The steel pan holds five quarts of oil, is baffled to help keep oil in the sump and off the crankshaft, and has a durable gold iridite finish.
The ATI Super Damper works...
The ATI Super Damper works great for a street/strip engine like the Cleveland we're building. The damper helps control torsional vibrations through 6,000-plus rpm, and features replaceable elastomer strips-you can tune the damper to your specific engine by changing the strips. The SFI 18.1-approved Super Damper has a CNC-machined steel shell that bolts to the separate crank hub, which means the timing marks on the shell won't "creep" like they can on OEM dampers.
Here's what this engine build...
Here's what this engine build is all about. The Trick Flow Power Port Cleveland 190 cylinder heads provide the low and midrange torque capacity of factory 2V heads with the high rpm horsepower potential of the 4V head design. Trick Flow even modified the oil return system to improve oil drain back into the pan. The Power Port Cleveland 190 heads come assembled with your choice of 1.460-inch (0.650-inch max valve lift) or 1.530-inch (0.680-inch max lift) valvesprings, valves, retainers, and locks. Here, Ron slides the Power Port Cleveland 190 head over the ARP head studs. While studs aren't absolutely necessary for an engine at this power level, they tend to take and hold torque settings better than regular head bolts, and make servicing easier too, which is a plus for a dyno mule like this Cleveland. The gaskets are Fel-Pro.
The Power Port Cleveland heads...
The Power Port Cleveland heads use adjustable, stud-mounted rocker arms (only solid lifter Clevelands were factory-equipped with adjustable rockers). Trick Flow provides guide plates for 5/16-inch diameter pushrods. The hydraulic roller lifters are from Ford Racing, and are designed for retrofitting early small-blocks and 351s with roller camshafts.
The Trick Flow aluminum roller...
The Trick Flow aluminum roller rockers are designed for use on 429/460 big-blocks, but they are interchangeable with the 351 Cleveland-even the 1.73 ratio is factory for both engines. The rockers feature CNC-machined bodies, needle bearing fulcrums and roller tips to reduce friction, and a machined relief on the underside of the body for added valvespring clearance. The 8-inch-long pushrods are also Trick Flow items. The one-piece pushrods are cold-formed from 0.080-inch wall 4130 chrome-moly, and are heat treated for use with guideplates.
The Fel-Pro intake manifold...
The Fel-Pro intake manifold gasket set comes with end rail gaskets, but Ron prefers a nice thick bead of RTV black silicone, which does a much better job of sealing, and won't slip or slide out when you torque down the manifold he tells us.
The Cleveland 2V and 4V use...
The Cleveland 2V and 4V use different intake manifolds due to the difference in port sizes. Since the Power Port Cleveland 190 cylinder heads have 2V-style ports, Trick Flow elected to use an Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap intake, which is an excellent way to upgrade a 2V Cleveland to a four-barrel carburetor. The Air-Gap features raised runners away from the lifter valley cover, creating an open space for air to flow through. This helps cool the incoming air and fuel, creating a denser mixture-and more power. The Performer Air-Gap has a 1,500-6,500 rpm operating range.
Trick Flow crowned the 383ci...
Trick Flow crowned the 383ci stroker with shiny Ford Racing valve covers. The die-cast aluminum covers are tall enough to clear roller rockers and stud girdles, and are less prone to flex than stamped steel covers. The covers fit 351C, 351M, 400, and Boss 302 applications.
Ron lowers an MSD Billet distributor...
Ron lowers an MSD Billet distributor into place. The distributor has a magnetic trigger for accurate timing through 10,000 rpm, an adjustable mechanical advance, and a CNC-machined billet aluminum housing that won't flex or wobble like OE housings can. Ron swapped out the iron distributor gear for a roller cam-compatible MSD bronze gear.
With a 35 gallon-per-minute...
With a 35 gallon-per-minute flow rating, this Mezeire 100 Series electric water pump will feed our Cleveland all the coolant it needs. And because it's electric, the pump won't rob any horsepower like a mechanical pump would. Other goodies include a one-piece carbon-ceramic seal, CNC-machined aluminum housing, and an RF suppression circuit to minimize interference with onboard electronics. Since it's a universal part, the pump needs a separate backing plate tailored to your specific engine. Mezeire also has these available.
Three hundred eighty-three...
Three hundred eighty-three cubic inches of Cleveland muscle, ready for a flogging on Trick Flow's Superflow engine dyno. As noted earlier, the engine will get a Holley HP Series 750 cfm double pumper carburetor and Hooker Super Competition headers with 13/4-inch primary tubes for the testing session.
As the graph shows, the 383-cube...
As the graph shows, the 383-cube 351C proved to be a stout motor. Going by the peak power figures of 524 hp at 6,500 rpm and 480 lb-ft of torque at a touch over 4,500 rpm-the engine acts a lot like a Cleveland 4V. But take a look at that flat torque curve. There is more than 400 lb-ft of torque available at 3,000 rpm, and the Cleveland is still pulling like a freight train at 6,500 rpm. Both monster torque and high-rpm horsepower are what you get with Trick Flow's Power Port Cleveland 190 heads.