Turn Key Running Engine & Transmission Pallet – How We Ship!

Cleveland Power & Performance is PROUD to be the world’s NUMBER ONE supplier of late model high performance domestic part car and truck turn key running engine & transmission drop out pallets! We do all the guesswork for you and provide a complete package that arrives at your location ready to run (just add fluids!)

In this blog we will demonstrating how we prepare your turn key running pallet for shipment, domestically or internationally!

The first step after the pallet is sold is to fire up the driveline for one final check of all the electronic and mechanical components. Then we drain and inspect all fluids as pictured:    

 Next we pull the fuel pumps, inspect all the wiring, make sure the connections are good on all the plugs. All the included parts and accessories are placed on the pallet, and it’s off to our freight department. From here, we fully surround the crate with 2x4s, box all the loose accessories, and securely bolt and strap any loose components.

     

From there it is given a final look over, and prepared to be loaded via fork lift onto the freight truck! A reinforced pallet and full bracing insures your turn key setup arrives undamaged!

If your package is going international, then we fully surround the crate with heat treated OSB to conform with international shipping standards, and load it to go to the international carrier!

1983 Trans Am custom build with Fourth Gen LS1 swap Part III

Cleveland Power and Performance is proud to present this 83 Trans Am custom build with Fourth Gen LS1 swap, which will show you how easily you can update your Gen 3 F-Body with a ton of bolt on Gen 4 Parts! We will be incorporating an LS1 Driveline swap, updated to larger disc brakes, a fourth gen Trans AM Interior, and incorporating every piece of a late model Trans AM into this classic beauty! Long live the 80s!

In the last installment of our 83 Trans Am LS1 swap blog we showed the car stripped down, ready for the LS1! We put on the bigger brakes, and prepared the car for more 4th gen components. Check out the progress pictures below as we show the LS1 engine going in, with proper harnesses, the 4th gen interior dash, seats, and door panels, 4th gen axle and brakes!

What’s the difference between a Camaro SS L99 Automatic / Camaro SS LS3 Manual / and a Chevrolet SS LS3 Automatic?

 

 

The 2010-2015 Camaro SS comes factory equipped with either a LS3 Manual or an L99 Automatic – both are similar designs, but they have some differences. The main difference between the two is the LS3 produces 422HP and the L99 produces 400HP.

Layout

  • The L99 and LS3 engines are both built on the same platform, featuring 6.2L of displacement and eight cylinders. The camshaft of the L99 engine has slightly less duration than the one found in the LS3, giving the Camaro SS paired with this motor a smoother ride. The compression ratio of the L99 motor is 10.4:1, as the pistons have valve reliefs machined in the top halves of the pieces. The LS3’s compression ratio is 10.7:1.

Performance

  • Consumers might favor the slight power increase in the LS3 over the L99, even though both engines demonstrate high performance values. The LS3 engine is rated and advertised with 422 brake horsepower and 408 lbs/ft of torque. The L99 engine has a slightly less horsepower output rating, as the vehicle is advertised with 400 brake horsepower and 410 lbs/ft of torque.

Transmission

  • The basic difference between the L99 and LS3 motors is that each one was built for a specific type of transmission. The more powerful LS3 engine is paired with 2010 Camaro SS models that feature the manual transmission. Likewise, the L99 comes from the factory in automatic Camaro SS automobiles from the same year.

Fuel Efficiency

  • Fuel consumption has become an important aspect to modern consumers when buying vehicles. Automobile companies had to completely redesign engines in order to maximize energy yet maintain performance values. Because both the L99 and LS3 engines share the same layout and many of the same parts, the fuel efficiency does not differ greatly between the two. However, the LS3 engine is advertised with an average of 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The L99 is rated at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
 

Some Additional Differences w/ LS3 Engine

  • L99 camshaft is different — having a little less duration and a little less lift, both of which give the engine a smoother idle.
  • L99 has a cam phaser and, to get the additional piston-to-valve clearance required when cam phasing changes, the pistons are different parts having valve reliefs machined into their tops. The reliefs lower the compression ratio to 10.4:1.
  • L99 PCV system is different having its oil separators in the valve covers rather than down in the valley like the LS3.
 

LS1 Oil Pan Swap

Today we will be going over how to do an oil pan swap on a LS1 engine. This LS1 is from a 2004 Pontiac GTO and we will be switching the stock oil pan with a 1999-2001 Chevrolet Camaro LS1 oil pan. The reason for this swap is that the GTO oil pan has a front mounted pump and the Camaro pan has a rear mounted pump. This allows the engine to fit better in some custom installs.


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To start this oil pan swap you will need to drain all on the oil from your engine. Ours is already out of the car so we hung it in our engine shop to do this job.


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Now that the oil has been drained, We will need to remove the dust covers from both sides of the engine and the starter motor as these will be in the way.


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Once those are out of the way we can start to unbolt the oil pan and remove the dip stick. Once the pan is unbolted you will want to drop it out and set it to the side.


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Now that we have the oil pan out you can see the differences between the GTO oil pan and the Camaro Oil pan.


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With the oil pan removed we will then need to removed the baffle and the pick up tube from the bottom of the engine. You will also want to remove the block plug for the new dip stick tube to be installed into that hole.


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Now that we have removed all the old parts for this swap you will want to get all the new parts ready to be installed. We also set the old and new parts together so you can see the difference between the two styles.


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At this point we can start to install the new baffle and pick up tube. The baffle will be bolted down first and then the pick up tube. These will need to be torqued down to spec.


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With those parts installed, we will be sealing the 4 corners of the oil pan near timing cover and rear cover with black silicone. This will add a good seal to the oil pan when installed. At this point we will begin to mount the Camaro oil pan with the new seal on it. You will need to make sure that the pick up tube does not bind when you are bolting the pan on. Once the oil pan is in place you will want to install the new dip stick tube.


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With both the pan and dip stick tube installed on the engine the next step is to mount both dust covers and the starter motor. The last step for this swap will be screwing the new oil filter into place.  Once those are on, the oil pan swap is complete.


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As always, feel free to email or call us with any questions at clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.

Thank you for reading!

TR-6060 Transmission Rebuild

Today we will be going over one of our manual 6 speed TR-6060 transmission rebuilds. This manual transmission is from a 2008 Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06. This style TR-6060 transmission is correct for the 2008-2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 models.
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To start this build out, we first secure the transmission so it will not move while we work on it. From here we start to remove the end cover as shown to get into the internals.
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With the cover removed we can start taking the gears out one at a time. With those internals removed we can then removed the center housing and set it to the side.
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With the center case removed, we can start tearing down the remaining internals. Once those are done we have finished the dismantling of the transmission and are now ready to start the rebuild.
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Now with the rebuild of this transmission about to begin, you need to make sure you have your replacement parts ready to go. For our build we decided to replace all the syncros, both the input and counter shaft. We also replaced the front cover as well as the pump that is mounted to it. Do not forget as with any rebuild that gets done you should replace all the seals and with this one we even upgraded the blocker rings on this transmission.
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As we stated in the last step, we ended up upgraded the blocker rings to a carbon blocker ring set. The picture shows the old style on the left and the new carbon ones on the right. We replaced both input and counter shaft due to the old ones showing signs of ware when we started the build.
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At this point we start to install the first set of internals back onto the base plate. Its very important to make sure that each part gets installed in the correct order.
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With this section of the internals installed the center case is then placed back onto the base plate and bolted back down. Everything should fit together just right if it was put back together correctly.
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Now with the center section of the case snugged down, we can start installing the next set of internals. Again make sure that everything goes back in the correct order.
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At this point the final thing to do is reinstall the last section of the housing. This then finishes the whole build from start to finish.
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As always, feel free to email or call us with any questions at clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.

Thanks for reading!

97-04 Chevrolet C5 Corvette Headlight Motor Difference

Today we will be talking about the differences in the Chevrolet C5 Corvette headlight motors. The headlights themselves are direct fits for all 1997-2004 models but the headlight motors are different for the 1997-1999 and 2000-2004 models.


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With the head light motors there is not much of a difference between the two interchanges. The 1997-1999 motors are made of plastic for the most part, were as the 2000-2004 style is mostly made of metal.


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All of the plugs are the same between the two styles of headlight motors, but the bolt holes for mounting them to the headlight bracket are different. Even though they mount different to the headlight assemblies, the bracket for the headlight it self mounts the same to the car.


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So when you are replacing your headlights, you will be fine if you replace your whole headlamp assembly. But if you only need to replace your headlight motor, be careful and make sure it is the same style as the one you need.


As always, feel free to email or call us with any questions at clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.

Thanks for reading!

 

5th Generation Chevrolet Camaro Black Out Kit

Today we will be looking at our Black Out Kit for the 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro models.
This black out kit is specifically from a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.


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This kit includes all four of the brake lights with the trim bezels. All of the lights have been tinted to match one another and the bezels have all been painted the same flat black by our professional automotive painters.


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Now we will take a look at the marker lights. Each of which as also been tinted to match the rest of our Black Out Kit. We include all 4 of the marker lights the front and rears so that all the running lights on the upgrade will match correctly once installed on to your car.


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The last thing that is included in our black out kit is the front grille emblem and the rear bumper emblems. These are included to pull together the whole black out kit with the corresponding flat black paint as to match that of the tail light bezels.


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This sums up all that is included with out standard Black Out Kit that we offer. Each Kit is made to order to assure that everything is in good shape for the customer. We are also able to offer Black Out wheels in these Kits for an added priced. If there is any Black Out Kit you may want for another Vehicle that we deal with, please ask and we may be able to get one assembled for you.


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As always, feel free to email or call us with any questions at clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.

Thanks for reading!

 

Home of the 6.1L & 6.4L HEMI Turnkey Pallet

Home of the 6.1L & 6.4L HEMI Turnkey Pallet

HEMI TURNKEY

 

Cleveland Power and Performance is the home of the 6.1L & 6.4L HEMI Turnkey Pallet. Our 6.1L & 6.4L HEMI packages are sold setup on a pallet and ready to run once you receive it! Just and fluids, fuel, and fire it up! We offer these turnkey pallets as an alternative to crate packages or basic engine and transmission dropouts, providing ease of use as well as ultimately saving customers thousands of dollars.

 

When pulled from a donor vehicle, these late model 6.1L and 6.4L HEMI engine packages require communication with a number of VIN matched modules in order to run properly. Depending on the year, make, model and options on the vehicle that the driveline was removed from will determine the models needed to get your package running properly in your custom car or hot rod.

Here are some examples of what we include with our HEMI dropouts.

 

 

Of course, all of these parts are all wired up together, on the pallet, when we sell our ready to run dropouts.

 

 

 

A large number of essential communication components in late model LX based cars are VIN matched and can only be properly programmed or diagnosed using the appropriate hardware/software. Unlike most, if not all, high performance other salvage yards, we have the ability to program, scan, and troubleshoot late model Dodge/Chrysler computers. This gives us the opportunity to ensure that every turnkey package that we sell is properly programmed and can be used in a custom application. For far to long, and even to this day in some circles, there was a major misconception regarding the ability to use these packages outside of the vehicles that the came in. There was special emphasis on the inability to use the NAG1 transmission that Chrysler used behind their HEMI’s for years.  With outside of the box (almost literally in this sense) thinking, we here at Cleveland Power and Performance have essentially dispelled those rumors. By offering several dozen 6.1L and 6.4L auto and manual turnkey dropouts over the last several years, and by seeing them used in many unique applications, we have shown that these packages can indeed be used in just about whatever you can dream up!

 

 

We move fast when we drop a HEMI! We pull everything neatly and carefully, but we move fast!

 

 

With all of this being said, we urge buyers to make sure they get exactly what they need when purchasing a HEMI to used in their old Mopar or custom car.  All to often we get calls from customers shopping else where, either buying used or crate motors, looking for parts to get their HEMI running or advice on what to do. We are always willing to provide advice, however due to the fact that we sell our engines as turnkey packages we very rarely have the parts available that the need to run their motor. We have always and will continue to go the extra mile to make sure that every single dropout that we sell is exactly what the customer needs.

 

One of our 6.1L Turnkey setups was featured on the hit TV show Chop Cut Rebuild and was ultimately dropped in a 1970 Barracuda!

6.1L & 6.4L HEMI Turnkey Pallet

6.1L & 6.4L HEMI Turnkey Pallet

Check out this page showing the 6.1L Barracuda, dubbed “The Anchor”, getting a full wrap right on the SEMA floor!

The same vehicle was also featured Hot Rod Network’s website here.

 

We have sold a number of these turnkey pallets overs the years, and we have seen them find great homes. We have seen them put into some very unique and downright awesome project cars. Some of our turnkey HEMI’s are now in their new homes under the hoods of Dusters, Imperials, V6 LX Cars, Barracudas, Pickup trucks, Coronets, and much more. Much like children, we provide a loving and caring environment for these packages until they are ready for their new home.  Sometimes we are sad to see them go, but their stop here is only temporary as they are ultimately destined for greater things… like running a quarter mile on a balmy Saturday morning on an Arizona drag strip, or doing a smokey burnout on a lonely road overlooking a pacific sunset in northern California, or even taking the kids out on the last nice autumn day for a Sunday drive in foothills of the Pocono’s. Lets take a look at at some of the HEMI turnkeys past….

 

 

 

We would be happy to be the supplier of the HEMI package in you Mopar build! If you are looking for a specific package, please let us know as we will do what we can to find one for you.

If you have any questions regarding one our our turnkey setups, or any other packages that we have, please call us at 866-236-5031 to discuss.

 

Ultra Rare Limited Production Factory Vehicles That Have Been Given a Second Life!

Here at Cleveland Power & Performance, we have had quite a few ultra rare, limited production factory high performance vehicles. Most have been wrecked beyond repair, but we have repaired quite a few and put them back on the road! The one’s that had a dead title or were beyond repair we still given a second chance by our facility!

Whether sold as a donor car, a rolling chassis, a turnkey pallet, or just a complete engine and transmission drop out, here at Cleveland Power & Performance we promise to ALWAYS ensure these limited number vehicles are re-purposed for their second coming in a custom project or repair! As of 2016, these are the vehicles we’ve received that we feel are quite rare based on total production. Stay tuned next year for a new list of rare cars we’ve acquired!

Below you will find a list, detailing the vehicle and what makes it rare, our stock number, the vin, and what the total production was. Entries with an “X” in front of the year are pictured below!

X 2005 Ram 1500 SRT-10 Viper Yellow Fever Quad Cab – 14-052 –
3D3HA18H35G740233 – 1 of 500 total

X 2005 Ram 1500 SRT-10 Viper Commemorative Edition – 13-064 –
3D7HA16H95G858885 – 1 of 200 total

X 2005 Ram 1500 SRT-10 Viper Commemorative Edition – 13-212 –
3D7HA16H75G858934 – 1 of 200 total

2006 Ram 1500 SRT-10 Viper Night Runner – 12-053 –
3D3HA16H76G269305 – 1 of 400 total

X 2006 Ram 1500 SRT-10 Viper Night Runner – 09-328 –
3D3HA18H56G269140 – 1 of 400 total

X 2010 Furious Fuchsia Challenger SRT-8 – 13-023 –
2B3CJ7DW0AH296248 – 1 of 400 total

2001 Yellow Viper GTS ACR – 10-026 –
1B3ER69E41V703202 – 1 of 89 total

X 2008 B5 Blue Pearl Coat Charger SRT-8 Super Bee – 14-043 –
2B3LA73W38H164001 – #614 of 1000

2008 B5 Blue Pearl Coat Charger SRT-8 Super Bee – 15-134 –
2B3KA73W98H163768 – 1 of 1000

X 2008 B5 Blue Pearl Coat Charger SRT-8 Super Bee – 14-057 –
2B3KA73W08H164100– 1 of 1000

2004 Viper Mamba Convertible – 10-290 –
1B3JZ65Z54V102179 – 1 of 200

2004 Viper Mamba Convertible – 10-131 –
1B3JZ65Z84V101267 – 1 of 200

X 2005 Viper Mamba Convertible – 15-002 –
1B3JZ65Z45V501196 – 1 of 200

X 2003 Viper from Fast & The Furious: Toyko Drift – 07-146 –
1B3JR65ZX3V501572 – 1 of 1

X 2013 Corvette C6 Z06 427 Convertible w/ 427 package – 13-002 –
1G1YY3DE9D5700216 – 1 of 427

1992 Corvette ZR1 in Black Rose Metallic – 14-126 –
1G1YZ23J4N5800165 – 1 of 48

2011 Toxic Orange Challenger SRT-8 – 15-198 –
2B3CJ7DJ7BH552987- 1 of 357

X 2010 Arctic White Corvette C6 Z06 – 15-006 –
1G1YK2DEXA5107164 – 1 of 184

X 2002 Corvette Mallet Hammer C5 Z06 383 Stroker – 15-076 –
1G1YY12S525128748- 1 of 6!

X 2011 Challenger SRT-8 392 w/ 392 Package – 13-037 –
2B3CJ7DJXBH501449 – 1 of 1492

1997 Corvette C5 “Bowling Green” Fairway Green Metallic – 06-189 –
1G1YY22G2V5100184 – 1 of 155

X 2008 Corvette C6 Hertz Sales Package – 08-299 –
1G1YY26W285130534 – 1 of 500

2001 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk – 13-234 –
2G2FV22G312144471 – 1 of 504

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans AM Collector’s Edition – 05-190 –
2G2FV32G322145109 – 1 of 554

1996 Corvette C4 LT4 Convertible Collector’s Edition – 08-022 –
1G1YY3259T5116951 – 1 of 1,290

1996 Corvette C4 LT4 Coupe Collector’s Edition – 08-110 –
1G1YY2252T5110788 1 of 1,540

2006 Viper Coupe GTS Blue Special Edition – 09-050 –
1B3JZ69Z56V100316 – 1 of 424

2008 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 – 11-219 –
2D8GV77398H193430 – 1 of 239

2006 Chrysler 300C Classic Design Concepts #1 Glassback Roof Car – 15-182 –
2C3LA73W46H514722 – 1 of 1

X 2002 Camaro Coupe 35th Anniversary – 09-080 –
2G1FP32G322141284 – 1 of 934

2002 Camaro Coupe 35th Anniversary – 08-214 –
2G1FP22G122120475 – 1 of 1,037

2002 Camaro Convertible 35th Anniversary – 04-225 –
2G1FP32G122122538 – 1 of 789

1994 Firebird Trans AM 25th Anniversary – 08-008 –
2G2FV22P4R2233672 – 1 of 1,412

1994 Firebird Trans AM 25th Anniversary – 08-203 –
2G2FS22S0R2247162 – 1 of 1,412

1994 Firebird Trans AM 25th Anniversary – 10-292 –
2G2FV22P7R2240020 – 1 of 1,412

X 2004 Corvette Z06 Z16 Commemorative – 05-368 –
1G1YY12S945125001 – 1 of 2,025

2005 Silverado 1500 Regency RST Conversion – 06-244 –
1GCEC14V75Z336238 – 1 of < 200

X 2009 Pontiac G8 GT GXP – 09-229 –
6G2EP57WX9L303167 – 1 of 1,828

2009 Pontiac G8 GT GXP – 13-155 –
6G2EP57W29L300053 – 1 of 1,828

2009 Pontiac G8 GT GXP – 14-168 –
6G2EP57W99L310255 – 1 of 1,828

2005 Ford GT –
1FAFP90S25Y400149 – 1 of 2,027

1999 Viper GTS-R Built by Hennessey – 09-107 –
1B3ER69E8XV502685 – 1 of ???

 

We can provide COMPLETE interior pull outs! Check out this 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2SS Package!

From time to time, we get requests for a COMPLETE interior pull out out of a late model high performance vehicle. Sometimes custom hot rodders want every nut and bolt, or custom car builders will try to fabricate as many matching interior pieces to go with their late model high performance dropout into their project.

This conversions can be customized to your liking, and include as much or as little as you want. We’ve had customers request seats, dash, door panels, and carpet. And we’ve had customers request all that, as well as seat belts, switches, plastic trim panels, dash harness, glove box door, and even more!

This order pictured here is for our good friend great repeat customer Dave Tucci at Tucci Hot Rods. He requested an LSA complete engine and TR6060 manual transmission drop out, as well as a COMPLETE interior conversion to work into his 1970 Chevelle project. Take a look at the  pictures below:

 

This conversion included:

Black Leather 2SS Seats – Front & Rear
Color matched 2SS Door Panels
Quarter Trim Panels
Steering Wheel
Center Console
2SS Dash Board  assembly w/ glove box and lower lap cooler & switches
Speedometer w/ Trim Bezel
Visors
Electric Switches – Trunk – Windows – Mirrors – Etc
Seat Belts
Plastic Trim – Sill Plates / Kick Panels
Emergency Brake Handle
Body Harness
Dash Harness

 

Again, we can take any late model car or truck and give you anything you need! So if you’re looking to make your project all the more unique, give us a call and order yours today!

How Cleveland Power & Performance Professionally Ships Your Chassis

Here at Cleveland Power & Performance we routinely sell our rolling Chassis’ to customers out of state, and sometimes to international customers. Often, delivery of a chassis in our trailer is not an option, so we have to break them down to ship in crates. Today we will be going over the process showing in detail how we break our chassis’ down for shipping.


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We start out with the complete chassis with all the accessories and harnesses in a box. After checking that every part of the chassis is there, we drain all the fluids from it.


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Once all the fluids are drained from the chassis, we remove the lines and exhaust.


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At this point we would then attach the engine to a engine hoist to hold the front steady.
Once the front end is attached we disconnect it from the torque tube. With the front end separated, we then remove the engine from the front suspension.


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Once the front suspension and the engine are separated, we put the engine on a cart and strap it down.
We do this to assure we can move it around safely with out worry.


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Then we will repeat the process with the rear suspension. The carrier will be unbolted from the transmission, and the wheels removed from the rear end.


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Now the last part we do for disassembling the chassis is separating the torque tube and the transmission. Once that is done we inspect all the parts yet again to assure they are all good, and spin the wheels again to assure they are unbent.


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At this point all the parts are placed upon carts and strapped down to assure their safety as we transport it to the Freight Department. We also open the box of accessories and harnesses to inspect them, to assure they are ready to be repackaged to ship.


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Once the contents of the chassis box is placed onto our picturing area, we go over each part and inspect them yet again to make sure our customers receive everything they need for the chassis. As we inspect each part, we wrap them one at a time and repackage them into two boxes for shipping.


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After all parts of the chassis are inspected, we sign off that the parts are good and we put “NO OIL” tags on the different sections. We do this to make sure the customer who receives the part knows with out a doubt that we have drained and inspected the whole chassis before it gets crated to ship. At this point we take all the sections and parts down to our freight department.  The chassis is divided into two crates for safety reasons.


The first crate for the chassis starts with the front suspension being set unto a reinforced pallet. The front suspension is then banded to the pallet and the mid pipe and torque tube are placed into their positions.


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At this point we add a mid level shelf to the crate. This allows us to place one of the chassis boxes and the mufflers on this crate.


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When all the parts are were they need to be, we secure everything currently on the pallet with shrink wrap. Then we build up a second section of the crate and place the rear suspension on it. The rear suspension is also banded.


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With everything for this crate secured, we go over the whole thing one more time before we finish the crate. Once the crate is complete, we finish it off with a few layers of shrink wrap and place the shipping tags on it.


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With the first crate done we start on the second one. This one starts out as another reinforced pallet which we place the transmission and engine on. Both of these parts are then secured so they can not move. The engine is also bolted down to the pallet.


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With the bottom of the crate complete, we move on to the next section. We build a small shelf for the second chassis box, before we move onto the top section of the crate. The last thing to be placed onto this crate would be the four ( 4 ) wheels placed on the top shelf of the crate.


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Now as with the last crate we shrink wrap all the parts, and complete the crate. With the crate complete, we now shrink wrap the whole crate.


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Now both crates are completed they are set out of the way by the freight door to await pick up.
We make sure all the proper labels are placed upon them, and that all the shipping information is correct for the chassis.


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Now the final step in the whole process is when we finally load the chassis crates onto the freight truck.
At this point the chassis is on its way to its new owner, all safe and sound.


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If you need to ship your chassis internationally, we fully crate and enclose them with plywood.


 

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This is how we break down and crate a whole chassis. We make sure to inspect it all, along the way, to assure that every part of the chassis reaches the customer in full working order. As always, feel free to email or call us with any questions at clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.

Thanks for reading!

Dyno Testing Go Karts, Builders, and Donor Vehicles

Here at Cleveland Power & Performance, we routinely go after high performance, late model domestic sport cars and trucks. With that comes the opportunity to receive high performance engines with additional aftermarket modifications.

When we receive these engines, we go through them thoroughly to identify all the components. We fully inspect each part and the engine as a whole. Once a list of modifications identifying the aftermarket components are complete and verified intact with no damage, we sometimes send the vehicle out to have it tuned. Other times we take the vehicles to a dyno shop to have the tune inspected and make sure it is healthy for the next buyer, as well as legit dyno numbers.

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An example is this 2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3L we received with a Custom Ground Comp Cam. We pulled the serial numbers and verified the grind, turned the vehicle into a run and drive Donor Go Kart, then dropped it off at Big Three Racing in Hinckley, Ohio. They verified the tune was safe and healthy. It then put down 514 rear wheel horsepower and 510 ft – lbs of torque!

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Check out the dyno videos BELOW!

 

Did you say Roadkill? Been there, done that.

Did you say Roadkill? Been there, done that.

 

As many of our fans, customers, and general auto enthusiasts know. The online show “Roadkill” did something interesting several years back. In 2010 the cast and crew of Roadkill purchased an old and tired C4 Corvette with the intention of stripping off all of the body panels to create a weight saving track kart. This is an interesting idea and went viral on the internet. We here at Cleveland Power and Performance were a bit shocked at just how much the Roadkill Vette craze grew. Here at the Power and Performance facility, we are used to seeing Corvettes (and other late model high performance cars) stripped down to the bare essentials. We have been selling our donor and go-karts for nearly 10 years!

And not only were we doing Corvettes (mind you that the ones we were doing were C5’s and C6’s… not C4’s) but we are also doing full four door vehicles and high performance SUV’s. In reality, our intentions are a bit different that the ones behind the Roadkill C4. We were/are stripping are cars down to provide restomodders, hot-rodders, and custom builders with a complete running and driving chassis for their project. I am most certain, however, that many of our customers had fun in their go karts before beginning their builds.

It seems that every time we put a picture of one of our donors or go karts on social media, we are bombarded with “Roadkill” comments. I would just like to say, on the record, that much like the moon landing, mars exploration expedition, and destruction of the original Death Star, we were there first! Of course, we here at Power and Performance did none of those interstellar activities, but I am sure you get my point.

With all of that being said, to all of Roadkill fans out there we get it. They did one C4 go kart 5 years ago. We understand that it was cool and all, but please remember who was there first!

Check out some of our favorite donors over the years…

We continue to see our donors and gokarts pop up all across the internet, weather it be on a blog site, forum, or facebook page. Check out some examples of our 15 seconds of go kart fame..

C5 ON PEDRO APPROVES

C5 ON LOCUSTUSA

VIPER ON JALOPNIK

VIPER ON WAOWTECH

VIPER ON OPPOSITELOCK

C5 ON CORVETTE ONLINE

Name a late model high performance domestic vehicle and chances are that we have offered it as a donor vehicle. If there is a specific vehicle that you think will work in your project, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to see if we can make it happen!

Camaro ZL1 Front Brakes vs SS vs V6

The 5th generation Camaro is one of the most common vehicles on the road today. You most likely see one daily or you may even drive one. They are offered in all different trim packages from the V6 RS model, to the V8 SS model, and also the supercharged ZL1 Camaro. What sets all these different Camaros apart though? There are many things that do but one in particular are the brakes offered on each of them.

The supercharged Camaro ZL1 offers the largest of the front brakes and the most stopping power of the three vehicles. The calipers are six piston Brembo brakes. There are two 38 mm pistons, two 34 mm pistons, and two 30 mm pistons which are staggered front to back. To go along with the larger front calipers the ZL1 has two piece rotors which measure in at 14.6″. This makes for a lighter rotor and also less susceptible to warping like the one piece ones offered on non ZL1 models. Below is a photo of both the caliper and rotor from a ZL1 Camaro.

ZL1 brake upgrade ZL1 rotors

The Camaro SS also features Brembo calipers but unlike the six piston on the ZL1 Camaro the SS has a four piston setup. These pistons measure 40 mm and 44 mm. The SS Camaro features a one piece 14″ rotor. You can see a photo below of the caliper and rotor for the SS model.

Camaro SS Brembo

The V6 Camaro features of course the smallest of the brake setup between the three vehicles. On the front they have a single piston caliper and a 12.6″ one piece rotor.

The question a lot of people ask is can I upgrade my SS Camaro or V6 Camaro to the Camaro ZL1 front brakes and what does it take to do so? The answer is yes you can and it is a bolt on upgrade for either model. You will need the front ZL1 calipers, rotors, and front dust shields. All components that are included with the upgrade we have available. The only change needed for these to fit on your non ZL1 vehicle are 20″ wheels or greater to clear the calipers. Below you can see the bolt on upgrade put together.

ZL1 calipers

As always, fell free to email or call us with any questions
Clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031

Thanks for reading!

Corvette C6 Donor Vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z51 Run & Drive Donor Go Kart / Chassis!

Cleveland Power & Performance is proud to offer the world’s first 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z51 Run & Drive Donor Go Kart / Chassis! Check out more pictures and information, or to buy here:

 

http://www.clevelandpap.com/2014-z51-6-2l-engine-5k-running-driving-donor/

 

We’ve sold hundreds of C6 Corvette donor cars over the years, and if you are considering one for your next project, you’ll be surprised and pleased to read all the improvements the 7th generation Corvette has over the 6th, for only a slight increase in price.

 

Starting with the driveline, the 6.2L LT1 V8 engine is a beast, delivering 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque utilizing several advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing to support an advanced combustion system. The Corvette’s LT1 engine features a structural aluminum six-quart oil pan, and included with our Donor Go Kart, a dry-sump oiling system with a 10.5-quart capacity is included as well.

 

Other features include an ELECTRIC power steering, which frees up performance and fuel efficiency, oil-spray piston cooling, “four-into-one” short-header exhaust manifold design, and of course, an all aluminum cylinder block.

 

On the interior, the new leather wrapped seats are styled expertly, very sporty, feel great, and even the passenger received attention as there is a grab handle on the center console. The infotainment navigation system is integrated with all digital speedometer display screen, which can be customized to your liking. Most all surfaces are leather wrapped, and the advanced heads up display shows plenty of data to keep your eyes on the road.

 

The suspension has been reworked as well. Everything is made of aluminum, including the frame that the upper control arm and shock absorber are bolted into with tie bars. The magnetorheological dampers have an adaptive control system that makes damping adjustments every 10 milliseconds. New to the C7 are adjustable high controls. Twirl all four and you can lower the car. 13.6-inch Ventilated front brake rotors have cooling tricks of their own in the form of surface slots and a spoked hub/rotor interface that looks like a two-piece design, but isn’t. The front calipers are four-piston Brembo units.

 

If you’re looking for something truly rare, unique, and utilizing the latest technology, then look no further than a Cleveland Power & Performance Running Driving Stingray Corvette Donor Car. It includes everything you need to put into your custom application without getting Nickle and Dimed down the road!

 

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