2004 Mustang Cobra 4.6L Engine Rebuild

 

THIS ENGINE ARRIVED TO US WITH LOW COMPRESSION DUE TO SEVERAL FAULTY RINGS AND SEVERAL STUCK VALAVES. WE TOOK THIS ENGINE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO A BARE BLOCK FOR A REBUILD. THE BLOCK WAS CHECKED AND RETAINS FACTORY BORE. THE CRANK HAS BEEN CHECKED, MAGAFLUXED, AND POLISHED. THE PISTONS AND RODS WERE INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE. THE RINGS, AND BEARINGS WERE REPLACED WITH NEW PARTS, AS WERE THE MAIN BEARINGS. THE HEADS HAVE BEEN FIT WITH NEW VALVES AND LIFTERS. THE TIMING CHAING AND GEARS HAVE BEEN REPLACED, AND THE STOCK INJECTORS HAVE BEEN FLOWTESTED AND CLEANED. ALL PARTS HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY INSPECTED. ALL GASKETS, AND ONE TIME USE HARDWARE COMPONENTS WERE REPLACED WITH NEW PARTS.

 

 

 

Brembo Brakes on a Ford Bronco – Part 1

 

Here is Akin, the newest member to our official build family. We are honored, humbled, and pumped to be bringing Akin to SEMA 2020 in partnership with Belltech suspension. This 79 Bronco will be getting a bunch of updated interior, driveline, suspension, and inspiration from a supercharged Coyote 5.0 Tonka truck. She will be sitting on a custom in house built frame, of course riding on top notch shocks and coilovers. Follow along with the build, and watch her unveil at SEMA 2020.

 

Check out part 1 of video series showing how we will be adapting factory Hellcat Brembo Brakes to work on our Bronco! You can see full build pictures of the truck HERE 

 

Custom making headers for a 1969 Charger Hellcat Swap

Custom making headers for a 1969 Charger Hellcat Swap

 

Follow along as we begin the build process of a set of headers and full exhaust for a customers Hellcat swap 1969 Dodge Charger. We will be using 304 stainless to make this one of a kind exhaust. Check part 1 of the video below and stay tuned for more content!

2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8 6.1L HEMI Engine Rebuild

Below, you will see a step by step rebuild process of a 6.1L HEMI engine from a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT-8! 

 

HERE IS WHAT WAS DONE TO THIS MOTOR:

THIS ENGINE WAS TAKEN DOWN TO A BARE BLOCK AND BORED .020 OVER. 

CRANKSHAFT WAS MEASURED AND MICRO-POLISHED

NEW SILVOLITE PISTONS AND HASTING RINGS INSTALLED

NEW CLEVITE BEARINGS AND ROD BOLTS INSTALLED

HEADS GOT NEW LIFTERS, VALVES, SEALS AND SPRINGS

NEW MELLING OIL PUMP, OEM WATER PUMP AND ALL NEW FELPRO GASKETS INSTALLED

 

 

Corvette Rolling Chassis Measurements

 

Here are some commonly requested measurements on our Corvette rolling chassis’. Please let us know if you need clarification on any measurement or if you need any additional info that is not provided below. Please also note that these are close approximations that may vary from model to model. For precise information, please call or email. 

 

 

C5 Corvette Rolling Chassis Dimensions Front

C5 corvette rolling chassis measurements

 

C5 Corvette Rolling Chassis Dimensions Rear

C5 corvette rolling chassis measurements

 

C5 Corvette Rolling Chassis wheelbase

C5 corvette rolling chassis measurements

C6 Corvette Rolling Chassis Dimensions Front

C6 corvette rolling chassis measurements

 

C6 Corvette Rolling Chassis Dimensions Rear

C6 corvette rolling chassis measurements

 

C6 Corvette Rolling Chassis Wheelbase

C6 corvette rolling chassis measurements

 

 

C7 Corvette Rolling Chassis Dimensions Front

 

C7 CORVETTE CHASSIS MEASUREMENTS

 

 

C7 Corvette Rolling Chassis Dimensions Rear

 

C7 corvette chassis measurements

 

 

C7 Corvette Rolling Chassis Wheelbase

 

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4 door LX SRT8 Manual Conversion

Hello Friends and Fans! If you have been following what we have been up to in recent years you will know that we have successfully completed several four door SRT8 manual transmission conversions. If you haven’t seen these particular vehicles, you will now… that is if you continue reading this article.

We are often asked for info on out SRT manual swaps, if we offer a manual swap kit, and if we could swap a customers 300C, Charger or Magnum with a 6 speed manual transmission. These are not always easy questions to answer, and here is why. What we do when building these cars and the parts we use go far above what we consider a “swap”.  They way we complete these vehicles involves a complete donor Challenger (for the manual trans, harness, rear gears, tunnel, etc) full disassembly of the both the donor and the 4 door interiors, lots of cut, welding, fab and a LOT of wiring and programming.

Of course one could take a 2006 Charger and throw a 5.7l manual setup in it, but that cluster is probably gonna light up like Clark Griswold’s house, and what would you be sacrificing on-top of that? Drivability, creature comforts, safety? When we approach our manual conversion we aim to make the vehicle appear and operate just as it would have from the factory (or better). That means no check engine lights, no loss of power, and retention of all creature comforts inside the vehicle. We use the period correct driveline. The 05-10 LX cars we build, get the 425hp 6.1L HEMI and TR6060 transmission. This is no easy task, making it more than a “swap” and not really possible to sell as a kit. We of course would do the conversion for any one interested. So if you are looking for more info on the process, or are wising your 4 door LX had a third pedal, take a look at the info below. As always, please feel free to call us at 866-236-5031 with any questions or comments.

 

Thank you.

Tim Mulcahy

 

PONTIAC G8 SUNROOF DELETE

Our customers G8 with a leaky aftermarket sunroof is all buttoned up with the solid roof in.

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2008 300C SRT8 – Manual Conversion

 

Cleveland Power and performance is back at it with another stunning manually converted 4 door LX car. This time around we used a clean titled 300C SRT8 for the conversion. Just like the others, this car was professionally and painstakingly converted to a 6 speed using a Challenger SRT as the donor. The tunnel was swapped, harness handmade, and countless hours were spent programming and fabricating. In addition to the factory Tremec TR-6060 transmission, this 300C also received a Vortec blower, Hellcat brakes painted in a custom green, Kooks longtubes, Corsa exhaust, KW suspension, Custom made grille and tons more!

Take a look at the full vehicle at all of the finished pictures and info on this amazing car HERE. Make sure to click the build photos link on the page to see how everything came together. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us!

-Tim Mulcahy-

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!

 

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