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Offline David C

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Engine builder required in WA
« on: July 12, 2017, 01:45:49 AM »
I would like to have my 351 Cleveland extensively worked. Can anyone refer me to a reputable builder in WA, that with supply a turnkey service ( build, install, tune etc.)
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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 01:00:14 PM »
Hi David,
I have my mustang serviced by Nick's Autos in Hamilton Hill, they are very good with vintage cars; I've seen there a good number of classic mustangs and other cars (new and old). Vince from Mr. Mustang recommended to me, and I'm happy going there.
Honestly I do not know if Nick's rebuilds engines completely, but maybe you could ask. He is an old style mechanic so most probably he could help you.
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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 06:45:48 PM »
see Danny @ Performance Modifications in Osborne Park - great machine work

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 10:21:56 PM »
What are your plans with it ? ,old school type build ? .  Can't go past an old solid liter cam for the sound and still go very well .  Crane F246 was the go in the 351C .

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 08:11:02 AM »
Try Kostecki Engine Centre.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 12:55:23 PM »
If you're on Facebook join this group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/872059462907385/

The guy below is on there a lot, is in Perth and seems to know Clevo's quite well.

https://www.facebook.com/russell.saliba?hc_ref=OTHER&fref=nf

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 02:54:18 PM »
Try Kostecki Engine Centre.

Don't think they are still in business.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 03:01:32 PM »
I took my old 70 Mach 1 for a spin today  :smile01:  351C , with the crane F246 solid lifter cam , love the sound of those roller rockers and solid lifters humming  :grin:  most likely a 351c that you would build .

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 09:50:16 PM »
As mentioned above Russell knows Clevo's inside out.

I would also trust anyone that Boof recommends.

Good luck.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 11:28:03 PM »
Worth speaking to Ierace Automotive, located in Forrestdale. They build engines and do general servicing and mechanical repairs and maintenance and are an authorised builder for Roush Yates so I guess that's a fair recommendation in itself. Do a Google search and you will find their website.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 01:37:20 AM »
Belated PM returned.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 09:36:30 AM »
there you are....

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 10:57:29 AM »
Indeed....massively overloaded with my daytime mechanical engineering commitments, plus house to finish plus baby due anyday.

On the plus side my dad just boight 300 sq m of workshop space to expand into. Existing place was crammed full of his trucks, spraybooth, mechanical gear, timber woodworking gear etc... hoist and ( after some recent  experimentation in the furniture making domain) thinking  a 8' x 4' cnc could be a "necessity" next amd assist with some joinery projects.

Stang hasnt even started in a good month one or two...

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 04:06:48 PM »
I met up with Tim Slako at West Racing. Sounds like he has been around the block a few times (....in a V8).  :flag:

He worked out a 2 phase plan, in should I want more power later.

Has anyone used West Racing Motor Development?
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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 05:23:22 PM »
Hey David what sort of HP you chasing for your 351c ? . I have owned plenty of 351c in my day .

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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2017, 01:04:28 PM »
Hey David what sort of HP you chasing for your 351c ? . I have owned plenty of 351c in my day .

Were taking it to about 370hp but with tons of torque, and if I want more we'll go to 450-500.
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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2017, 08:34:33 PM »
Whats the budget? Tim Slakos has been in os park for ages but I haven't got any good, or bad, feedback for them

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 05:32:54 PM »
Waiting to be quoted.
What I like is he use to race with these engines back in the day.
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 09:05:18 AM »
370hp is a walk in the park - 600 is not hard either but you would only use your block.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 08:43:18 PM »
Were talking 393 stroker, what's a reasonable HP expectation?
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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 09:31:04 PM »
A 393 is great but a 408 is better .  Comes down to your block tho .  Are you starting fresh or using your old engine ? .  Using your 4v heads ?   A 393 stroker 550 HP won't be to hard with the right combo and still very street friendly .   Your mustang is quite heavy so cubic inches is the go with plenty of torque .  Now don't forget the drive train with this power increase . If your going to use your old engine ,you won't be using much of it except the block and if you want to use the 4v heads . I would be starting fresh and chasing a XD falcon  black block and a lot of those were a 4 bolt main .

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 08:20:06 PM »
I would speak to Russell already mentioned up top. I built mine a few years ago and used a lot of his advice. Very practical and can make suggestions for wide ranges of budgets. He posts a lot in the Cleveland portion of Australian Fords forums.

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2017, 12:18:29 PM »
I can recommend Russell Saliba mentioned above.

Russ has built my last 2 engines & we are knee deep in a third.
I couldn't recommend him highly enough.
He will build what you want from mild to wild

PM me if you like & Ill give you his PH number

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Re: Engine builder required in WA
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2017, 02:46:53 PM »
Thanks to all the guys who gave advice, I took bits and pieces and found all comments helpful.
Nice improvement from 269 HP to 373HP.
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