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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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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.

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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!

 

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!

 

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.

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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.

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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
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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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1998 Chevrolet C5 Corvette LS1 Intake Gasket Swap

Today We will be going over how to change the intake gaskets on a LS1 Corvette.
The one shown is specifically a 1998 Chevrolet C5 Corvette.

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The first step to this process is to remove the injectors, coil harness, PCV hoses, and the EVAP lines.
From there you will need to removed the 4 bolts holding on the fuel rail. You will also need to take the bolts out from the throttle bottle and remove it.
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The next step will be to remove the 10 bolts holding on the intake and lift the intake off of the motor. This is the time that you will also wish to clean the section were the intake sits as there may be some grime and dirt which settled under it.
( make sure the clamp that holds the coolant bypass hose is removed )
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From here the intake is off of the engine and you can remove the old seals and foam pads as shown. At this time we suggest that you clean the intake while it is off.
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At this point you will want to pull out the new gaskets and pads to install. You want to make sure that all the gaskets as set in right and are flush.
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With the gaskets and foam pads installed you will want to set the intake on the engine.
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You will want to put lock tight on the bolts before you install them.
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Now with all the bolts in place you will want to torque them all down to 44 to start. Once they are all at 44 you will need to re-torque them down to 89 inch pounds.
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Now with the intake back, you may want to put a new gasket onto the throttle body while you have it off.
Once that is done you will need to install the throttle body, fuel rail, hoses, and lines that were taken off at the start.
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With that the intake is all reinstalled with the new gaskets and torqued to spec.

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

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1997-1999 Chevrolet C5 Corvette Manual Torque Tube 10MM Bushing Swap

Today We will be going over what you need to do to swap your 10mm bushing inside of any 1997 to 1999 manual Chevrolet C5 Corvette torque tube.
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First you will need to disassemble the torque tube, to do so just follow these steps.
First you will need to remove the bolts from the rear bell housing at the back of the part. Where the Bolts are located are highlighted in blue.
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Once this is done you will need to pull the housing of the torque tube off.
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From here you will need to separate the drive shaft from the rear bell housing and the input shaft. There will be three ( 3 ) bolts through the bushing that you can reach.
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Once the drive shaft is by itself you can then access the other three (3 ) bolts holding the bushing on.
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Now that the torque tube is apart and the bushing is now removed you can begin to install the new bushings.


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First you will need to start to bolt on the new bushing on to the drive shaft and input shaft. You can throw away the old bushing at this time as they are no longer needed.

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From here the next step will be to torque down the bolts through the bushing to 66.0
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Once all the bolts are torqued down you will need to reinstall the drive shaft into the rear bell housing.

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Now the final step is to slide the torque tube housing back over the drive shaft and bolt it on to the rear bell housing.
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At this point your torque tube is ready to be reinstalled in your Chevrolet C5 Corvette. As always, fell free to email or call us with any questions
Clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031

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Camaro/Firebird Trac Loc & Non Trac Loc

Many owners of the 98-02 Firebird/Trans Am/Camaros are always looking for all the possible upgrades for their vehicles. Whether it is a bigger motor, bigger brakes, louder exhaust or a TRAC LOC rear axle. In reference to the TRAC LOC rear axle, many owners don’t know the difference, or what the advantage is to a TRAC LOC axle.

 

The difference in the axle isn’t something that can typically be seen, since the biggest difference is in the gear box. Here is a complete diagram of a true TRAC LOC axle:

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One of the main purposes for this type of axle is the TRAC LOC will allow both wheels to continue spinning simultaneously, instead of locking them up when sensed.

 

Another key component in a TRAC LOC axle is the throttle relaxer that sits under the hood (PICTURED BELOW). The trac loc feature will not work without this part.

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To show the difference in the whole axle, here is a picture of an axle WITHOUT TRACTION CONTROL: photo DSC03655.jpg

Now some pictures below of an axle, WITH traction control
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As you can see, the axle with the trac control has more wiring for the feature.

 

From all the pictures above, you can see the main difference in the two main Firebird/Camaro rear axles. Neither one is better or worse than the other, it just all depends on the users preference.

BILSTEIN VS EVERYBODY

When August Bilstein laid the foundations for the innovation incubator BILSTEIN in Altenvoerde in Germany’s Westphalia region in 1873, little did anyone know the crucial influence the company’s products would have on the driving comfort and safety of cars. Instead it was metal window fittings, that soon made the company famous far beyond the boundaries of Bilstein’s local region.

A whole bunch of technical innovations followed and the revenues earned through these patents provided a solid basis for the later successes of the company is today. In order to meet the exacting quality demands, the company set up its own strip iron rolling mill in 1919.

Bilstein dipped in the shock absorber industry in 1954 by perfecting the mono-tube gas pressure shock. Currently, they carry some of the best performing shocks in the industry, for example Bilstein Heavy Duty Shocks and Bilstein 5100 series shocks. Whether you’re looking for your lifted truck, daily driver or lower sports car, there’s a Bilstein shock made for you.

Maintain your lead with Bilstein Sport Shocks & Struts bolted to your ride. Custom made by Bilstein for the car freak, sport shocks, struts and inserts give you full control over any road conditions.

Bilstein is #1 in their industry and they can prove it on racetracks and desert circuits around the world. Applying what they learn at the track to the street, Bilstein designs their shocks & struts to transform your vehicle into a fine-tuned performance machine.

Bilstein Sport shocks & struts boast a mono-tube design that will adjust to the road condition. Unlike conventional multi-tube shocks, mono-tube performance never suffers from age, heat, or being used and they never require manual adjustments.

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The common vehicles that have Bilstein upgrade for suspensions are SRT-8 models. For example: 300’s, Chargers, Challengers, and Magnums. The older models from 2005-2010 have a different style than the newer models of 2010 & up. The newer models Bilstein comes with the adjustable suspension option. This option allows the driver to adjust the suspension up or down, depending on the driver’s preference.

Bilstein upgrade is common on the SRT-8 models but not on the base model. It’s very common for driver’s who own the base Charger, 300, Challenger, and Magnum to upgrade to the Bilstein because of the performance.

 

Here is a photo of a Bilstein upgrade from a 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT-8: photo _57.jpg

Here is a set out of a 2007 Magnum SRT-8: photo 222.jpg

Here is a strut from a 5.7L RT: photo 001.jpg

 

 

BILSTEIN OVER EVERYBODY. BILSTEIN WINS!!!

2010 Challenger SRT-8 6 Speed Donor

Looking for the perfect donor vehicle for your one off custom project? Something to really set your vehicle apart? Look no further than the worlds first and only run and drive 2010 Challenger SRT-8 6 speed donor out there. Whether you are looking to restore your late model Challenger or Charger this donor offers everything you could possibly want.

The highly sought after 425 horsepower 6.1L Hemi engine and attached to it the 6 speed manual Tremec TR6060 transmission.

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You will also get the comfortable ride of Bilstein suspension and the stopping power of Brembo brakes all the way around.

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Update your interior as well with leather and suede seats, digital gauges, and navigation.

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This being a run and drive donor vehicle you will receive all VIN matched wiring and components for installation in your custom application to get everything to communicate which is key when dealing with Chrysler vehicles. Why settle for just an engine package or just interior when doing a one off custom build? With this donor you will get everything you need and more to make your build one of a kind.

Check out all the photos and video of this driving here. Please feel free to give us a call at 866-236-5031 with any questions on it.

 

 

 

 

2005-2013 Corvette C6 Navigation Radio Conversion Upgrade from CD Player To OEM Factory Navigation!

This guide will so you how easy to is to add an OEM C6 Corvette Bose Navigation assembly to your non-navigation equipped car.

Did you buy a C6 new without nav, and wish you had added it? Or do you have a pre-owned Corvette, and want to an OEM Navigation? It’s simpler than you think! So long as your car is equipped with an OEM Radio and the Bose speaker system, read on!

We sell the kit you need to upgrade, which includes the navigation unit, satellite & XM antennas, modules, and navigation disc.

You do need to make sure that you buy the right setup for your application. From what we’ve found:

A 2005 Navigation Unit MUST go back into a 2005 Vehicle.
A 2006 – 2008 Navigation Unit MUST go back into a 2006 – 2008 Vehicle.
A 2009 Navigation Unit MUST go back into a 2009 Vehicle.
A 2010 Navigation Unit MUST go back into a 2010 Vehicle.A 2011 – 2013 Navigation Unit MUST go back into a 2011 – 2013 Vehicle.

Please note that this is a simple plug and play swap, but you must have the Bose system in order to add this feature due to the wiring harness requirements. The voice command features and functions will not work if you don’t have OnStar. The microphone can be added to use this feature. The parts necessary to do so and the template can be obtained by us.

Here are some pictures of the upgrade:

Give us a call at 866-236-5031! We have plenty of C6 Corvette’s with tested, functional navigation units from all years available for purchase! We also fully test and video all the functions of the navigation unit prior to selling.

6.4L Hemi Engine Turn Key Kit

Here at Cleveland Power And Performance we offer a wide variety of engine packages capable of going into any number of custom applications. We have something for everyone whether it be from a Chrysler, GM, or Ford. Each package we offer is a complete dropout with motor and transmission but one in particular goes a step beyond that. That is our 6.4L Hemi Engine Turn Key kit, the only true complete turn key package out there. With this package you will receive the engine w/ belt driven accessories, transmission, harness, pedal, transmission and engine computer.

What makes this setup turn key and sets this package apart are the additional components included. Here is a list of what else is included: fuse box w/ body control module, anti-lock brake unit, fuel pumps, fuel tank, speedometer, floor shifter, steering column, ignition w/ key, body harness, dash harness, and rear hubs for speed sensors. These components will all be VIN matched so they communicate with each other without reprogramming. Not only are all these additional pieces included but we also ship this package on a pallet already hooked up so the only thing you will need to run this engine once you get it is fuel and spark.

It literally can be run in the middle of the field which is exactly what we did here. You will not find a more complete or simpler turn key engine package out there.

2013 C6 Grand Sport fresh water flood full rebuild

Follow this blog to see our 2013 Corvette Grand Sport, that was involved in a light fresh water flood, be fully rebuilt and inspected by the sate of Ohio to eventually be offered for sale.

We received this Grand Sport Corvette after it had been involved in a light fresh water flood. As stated this was a fresh water flood, and the water line was very low and did did not raise higher than a few inches off of the floor pans of the car. We here at Cleveland Power and Performance do not rebuild many flood vehicles, but if they are cars that deserve a second chance on the road we will fix them, and fix them the RIGHT way.

Here are a few photos showing this Grand Sport as we received it.

As you can see from the pictures, the exterior of this car is in excellent shape and it is painted the beautiful “Berlin Blue Metallic”.

As with any flood car that we receive, we rack the car on a lift to drain the fluids to inspect for any water contamination. The engine oil, trans fluid, and differential fluid all showed clean, clear and free of water. The car was then filled with new fresh fluids.

There are some misconceptions when it comes to floods, but if the car is repaired properly a flood car can be rebuilt and driven for countless enjoyable miles. The rebuild process is also much easier when the vehicle is was a fresh water flood as opposed to a salt water flood. A heavy saltwater flood car can be a nightmare. The saltwater can wreak absolute havoc on the electronics of a vehicle. Here is the interior of our fresh water flood next to a picture of a saltwater flooded Vette showing the difference.

Luckily for us and the car, the water level was very low and did not rise above the seat tracks. That means the there was no water contamination in any of the drive line or drive train. Check out this photo showing that the water line was very low, and that the water did not even make it half way up the tunnel.

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Here are some pictures showing the interior and underhood the Corvette as we received it. As you can see, the interior did not suffer any major water damage, nor did the engine compartment.

 

Once we got the Corvette inside the shop and drained all of the fluids, it was time to remove the interior. This allows us to really access any damage caused by the water entering the car and to see what parts were reusable. Unlike some shops, we will strip a flood car down to the bare floor pans to make sure she will be as dry as a bone, after a through disinfection and cleaning of course. Here are some shots of the interior removed from the Vette.

We laid the interior out to allow it to dry completely and continued stripping the car. We now had a chance to see what parts needed to be replaced. The only parts that we were not comfortable reinstalling in this car were the seat motors, front carpet sections and factory radio amplifier. All were swapped out from a non flooded donor Corvette. We also purchased new seat belt pre-tensioners as a safety precaution as the originals get wet in the flood. Here is the interior out and drying.

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After stripping the interior, the body harness was removed in order to be soda blasted to insure that it was thoroughly cleaned and that all water was removed. We also used disinfectant cleaner to scrub and clean the floor pans eliminating the chance of any foul smell occurring.

 

With the interior out, we had the opportunity to replace the seat motors, source a clean carpet and thoroughly clean the body harness. After the floor pan area was nice and dry, it was time for the interior to go back in the vehicle.

The harness, dash components, and carpet were the first parts to be reinstalled in the Vette. Next came the door panels and seats. Everything that went back into this Corvette was extremely clean, and retested for full functionality. This car received just about the most through detailing that a car could get. Here are some shots of the car with the interior fully installed.

This Corvette is now fully reassembled and has had several hundred test miles put on it. She is running like a top and ZERO issues has popped up since she has been buttoned up. She will be offered for sale shortly. Here are some photos showing the finished product of this 2013 C6 Grand Sport fresh water flood full rebuild

 

We here at Cleveland Power and Performance insist of fixing our vehicles the PROPER way and offering any potential customer a slew of pictures and info on the rebuild process. We have built our reputation on being honest and providing an excellent product.

If you have any questions about this vehicle, or any other vehicle, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-236-5031.

Brembo or BremNO????

What are Brembo calipers? What do they do? Will it make my car stop faster? Those are common questions that come to mind when customers ask me about Brembo calipers.

Common cars that carry the Brembo brake upgrade are SRT-8 300’s, Challengers, Chargers, and Magnums. These are the most powerful V8 vehicles that the Chrysler Group has came out with. These cars are so powerful that they require a brake system of commensurate capability as standard equipment. Design imperatives were excellent braking performance under every conceivable operating condition – from high speeds to track day, communicative pedal feel enabling precise modulation and control, and superior heat dissipation to keep brake efficiency optimized and sustainable, especially under extreme usage.

The basic models would be SE or SXT, which have a 3.6L V6 engine with 250-305 horsepower have the 4 wheel Anti Lock Disc Brakes. The RT models have 5.7L V8 Hemi engine with 375 horsepower and have the Heavy Duty High Performance Brakes.The SRT-8 models have 6.1L or 6.4L engine with horsepower ranging from 425-470. These come with the Brembo Performance Brakes.

A lot of people who own the SXT or the RT models will generally upgrade their brake system to the Brembo Performance simply because they custom built there engine to have more horsepower and they need the support. Most of the time they will upgrade because they simply look a lot better. If you are looking into upgrading your SXT base model or RT model, you cannot just plug and play with Brembo Performance Brakes.

 

To upgrade your brakes on the base SXT model and RT,you will need at least a 20″ wheel for clearance, hubs, spindles, knuckles, and rotors.

The rotors are different from RT and SRT-8, RT rotors measure out to approximately 13.6 diameter and 1.15 thick. The SRT rotors measure out to approximately 14.20 and 1.26 thick.

Here are some photos of how much different each caliper is:

Brembo:

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Regular:
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SRT-8 SPINDLE & HUB:


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FedEx Shipping

We at Cleveland Power and Performance are proud to show you how we package and ship our parts.
We sell and ship parts everyday and wish to make sure the part gets to the buyer the way it is suppose to arrive. Every step is handled by our professional boxers with the utmost care and is packaged in such a way to reduce any chance of damage to the parts. The following steps will show you exactly how we box our parts to assure the safe delivery of them.

First we pull the part out of the warehouse and unwrap the part. Each part is the reinspected again to assure everything is how it is suppose to be.

Then each part gets re-wrapped to protect the part from acquiring any minor marks. The part is then ready to be boxed.

Each part that is boxed is cushioned with expanding foam from our foam machine or with crumpled paper from another machine. This assures that every part is secured in the box. Which will make it less likely to move around inside the box during shipping.

After the part is secured with the foam. The box is closed up and taped securely so the part will arrive to the customer unopened. We then put our label on the box to ship it out.

The last step we do is send the parts out with FedEx to assure the customer gets their parts in one piece. We can ship both domestic and international depending on were the customer is located. Express shipping is available per buyers request as well. As always, feel free to email or call us with questions clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.
Thanks for reading!

Aluminum or Steel? Whats the Deal?

In our 35 year history here at Cleveland Power & Performance, we have sold and dealt with every single part of Firebirds and Camaros. The 1993-2002 Firebird/Camaro is one the most prevalent vehicles in our yard. So just about every question has come our way when it comes to certain parts of these F-Bodies. Whether it be leather or cloth, stick or auto, painted or chrome wheels, coupe or convertible, you get the point. But just as common as those is when customers ask us if there is any difference between the aluminum and steel driveshafts. The answer is as simple as this:

 

 

98-02 LS1 Firebird/Camaro -93-97 LT1 Firebird/Camaro

-Weighs 11.5 lbs -Weighs 20lbs

 

The length of the driveshafts are the same and they both will physically bolt onto any 1993-2002 Camaro or Firebird. A lot of people will dispute that it matters whether the car is auto or manual, and 5.7 or 3.8 liter, however, these driveshaft will fit any of those. In simpler terms, these two driveshafts are completely interchangeable and will work with any 1993-2002 Camaro or Firebird.

 

I will say in all of my years here, I have never had someone call me or tell me that they would like to swap their aluminum driveshaft for a steel one. The aluminum one is just as durable, despite the 9.5 pound weight difference, and seems to be the preference. And, obviously, if you are racing your car, and you believe that the less weight you have, the quicker you will go.

 

So, all in all, that is a basic breakdown in the two driveshafts. Although very similar and interchangeable, aluminum seems to be a fan favorite for the 4th gen F-Body faithful.

 

Winner: ALUMINUM

2010 Inferno Orange Chevrolet Camaro SS Rebuild Project – Part 3 – Finished & For Sale!

This is the final blog post of this light front hit 2010 Camaro SS Automatic with only 52,000 miles we received. We have fixed this one all the way out, and will sell it for thousands less than buying new! If you’d like to see the first or second post check out this link:

http://www.clevelandpap.com/2015/06/03/2010-inferno-orange-chevrolet-camaro-ss-rebuild-project/

This final blog post will contain pictures of this Camaro SS getting all finished up, put back together, and pictures for sale!

This vehicle will come with an Ohio Rebuilt title – which is eligible for most loans, and all full coverage insurance to the full clean title retail value.

If you’ve been in the market for a 5th Gen Camaro SS, and want to save THOUSANDS over buying used, you can own this one ready to go for only $18,995!

Here is the link to this Car for sale on our website. It will show you over 60 pictures of every aspect of the car, and all the information you would want to know:

http://www.clevelandpap.com/2010-chevrolet-camaro-ss-6-2l-auto-53k-400hp/

2010 Inferno Orange Chevrolet Camaro SS Rebuild Project – Part 2!

This is a continuation of a a light front hit 2010 Camaro SS Automatic with only 52,000 miles we received. We are fixing this one all the way out, and will sell it for thousands less than buying new! If you’d like to see the first post check out this link:

http://www.clevelandpap.com/2015/06/03/2010-inferno-orange-chevrolet-camaro-ss-rebuild-project/

This blog will contain pictures of this Camaro SS on the frame machine, getting stripped down, fixed, and painted.

This vehicle will come with an Ohio Rebuilt title – which is eligible for most loans, and all full coverage insurance to the full clean title retail value.

If you’ve been in the market for a 5th Gen Camaro SS, and want to save THOUSANDS over buying used, be sure to contact us if interested! We will be releasing the pricing and post the finished product on our website in the next few days!

2010 Inferno Orange Chevrolet Camaro SS Rebuild Project!

We got in a light front hit 2010 Camaro SS Automatic with only 52,000 miles. We are fixing this one all the way out, and will sell it for thousands less than buying new!

This blog will contain pictures of us breaking the car down, repairing the issues, and starting to put it back together. Stay tuned for part two, which will contain the end of the repair, and the finished pictures.

This vehicle will come with an Ohio Rebuilt title – which is eligible for most loans, and all full coverage insurance to the full clean title retail value.

If you’ve been in the market for a 5th Gen Camaro SS, and want to save THOUSANDS over buying used, be sure to contact us if interested! We will be releasing the pricing and post the eBay auction when it is live!

1999 Corvette Run and Drive Donor Go Kart

As many of you out there already know, we here at Cleveland Power and Performance love offer our Corvette drive-lines in a number of unique and interesting ways. Check out this blog to see a 1999 Corvette Run and Drive Donor Go Kart come to life. This donor has 65k miles on it ans features an auto transmission.

Over the years we have done a ton of these Corvette Go Karts and customers all over the world have purchased them for their custom builds. We have seen these donor in everything from kit cars to first gen f-body builds.

These Corvette donors start off as wrecked cars that we bring in from salvage auctions. If the car has minimal or no frame damage than it is the perfect candidate for a donor. Here are some pictures of the 99 Vette as it arrived here at our facility.

 

When we got the car in we racked it on a lift to inspect the frame and suspension and we drained the fluids to inspect for contamination. All of the fluids checked out good and the frame was in decent shape so we decided to proceed with this Vette as a donor.

The donor/go kart process begins when we pull all of the exterior fiberglass off the car. The idea is to leave the essentials to build a “go fast” car.

On this particular car, a few area needed a little work to bring it up to our standards for sale. The seats were in poor condition and were removed to be rebuilt to insure that all functions worked properly.

Also, the front bumper bar had some dings and dent in it so it was removed and we welded an undamaged on onto the frame in its place.

Once the car has interior has been installed, the fluids have all been freshened up and the car has been clean she is ready for final pictures and to be offered for sale. Here are some pictures of the final product.

 

This donor is currently available for sale. Please give us a call at 866-236-5031 with any questions or comments.

-Tim.

2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8 6.1L Rebuild FINISHED! Completed Photos, and for sale!

See the build pictures here:
https://www.clevelandpap.com/salvage-2007-dodge-charger-srt-8-6-1l-rebuild-from-start-to-finish/

See the eBay auction containing this vehicle FINISHED and FOR SALE here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Charger-SRT8-Sedan-4-Door-/391150345168

Cleveland Power and Performance is proud to present this rebuilt 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8! This Charger is fully loaded with all of the features that you would expect from the SRT brand. This Charger has only 53K miles on it! This is your chance to save thousands on a clean SRT Charger!
We purchased this Charger with front end damage and an Ohio salvage title. We have since fully repaired the collision damage and had this vehicle inspected by the Ohio state highway patrol. This Charger now carries a fully insurable salvage rebuilt title that can be transferred to any US state.

We put lower frame rails, a front bumper bar and header panel on this Charger from a donor vehicle. We also used front fenders and a front bumper from a donor Charger and painted to match the car. The air bags deployed in this Charger. We have since installed airbags and seat belts from the donor vehicle. You can see the link above for the build and progress photos.

We have also done some preventative maintenance on this vehicle and replaced some common wear items. We have installed new intake gaskets, new brake pads, and new rotors. We changed the oil using Mobil 1, the tires have been spun and balanced and, the vehicle has been aligned.

The car runs, drives, starts, and stops like it should. There are no active lights on the cluster and we have put over 500 test miles on it since it has been repaired.

Here are the finished pictures, inside and out:

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Cleveland Power & Performance’s 20% Off Mother’s Day Sale!

Selected fixed price auctions will be automatically discounted 20% from May 5th to May 12th! The item price listed on the auction page will be the price you pay!

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Salvage 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8 6.1L Rebuild from start to finish!

We received this Salvage titled 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8 with front end damage and only 52k actual miles. Upon further inspection, it appeared to be in very good condition, and we had most of the parts to fix it here. We will be replacing the damaged parts on this car and offering it for sale, completely finished. This Charger SRT-8 is going to be a great opportunity for someone to save thousands over buying used. This Charger features the 6.1L V8 engine, automatic transmission, leather interior, navigation, Brembo Brakes, and much more. We will be fully inspecting the vehicle, and taking it through State Inspection to get a rebuilt title for the next owner.

Here are some photos showing the Charger as we received it.

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As you can see from the pictures, this Charger SRT-8 only suffered front end damage, and the interior is very clean. Here are some pictures of it on the frame machine, and getting painted, then the engine put back in:

 

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Cleveland Power & Performance is proud to offer E-Bay’s FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE Pontiac GTO LS1 lit rear bumper wall art decor!

Cleveland Power & Performance is proud to offer E-Bay’s FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE Pontiac GTO LS1 lit rear bumper wall art decor! We have gotten HUNDREDS of requests for advanced features on these bumpers, and after selling out completely we now have a new supplier that has added many requested features!

Want to make your garage (or any other flat surface) REALLY stand out? With Cleveland Power & Performance’s Pontiac GTO rear bumper wall art, you will receive:

  • 2004 Pontiac GTO OEM Black Rear Bumper Assembly – Trimmed and Cut to sit flush against your wall!
    • 2x OEM Pontiac GTO Brake Lights w/ Quarter Panel Cuts
    • OEM Pontiac GTO Spoiler & Third Brake Light w/ Trunk Lid Cut
    • OEM Pontiac GTO Exhaust Tips
    • License Plate Light Housings
    • Custom Plug in Wiring Harness with AC/DC Converter
    • Custom Wireless Power Control and Dimmable Key Fob
    • High brightness, Low Draw LED Lights In All Locations
    • Custom Made Aluminum Bracket to Mount On Wall
    • Black Molding Trim to Protect Wall From Sharp Edges

We’ve sold a bunch of these for Corvettes, but we are the first and ONLY seller to offer these for your Pontiac GTO! We include EVERYTHING you need to install a complete, safe, excellent looking bumper wall art decor, with all your bases covered!
This would be great wall art hanging high in a garage! We start by trimming the back sides of the bumper to sit flush against the wall surface. This allows the bumper to sit properly on the wall, and not bow out, and look flush like you see in the pictures. We take the guess work out of how to get a rounded rear bumper to sit flush against your wall!

Next, we remove all the factory bulbs and wiring, and install a custom harness. The harness contains an AC/DC converter that plugs into any standard wall socket. This harness also contains a wireless converter and module with a key fob that allows you to turn the bumper on and off remotely. It also allows you to brighten or dim the lights to your exact tastes. Please note that the reverse lights are not lit.

We replace all the bulbs with low draw, high powered LEDs. This serves two purposes. First, these custom LEDs will draw 10mA (0.010A) to 25mA (0.025A) when powered on. The standard halogen bulbs installed in this bumper draw typically over ONE HUNDRED TIMES more electricity to produce a less intense light. To put this into perspective, LEDs drawing 25mA (0.025A) could run 24/7 for a month before having a noticeable affect upon a single 12V automotive battery. This translates to little to no electricity to run when powered on, as opposed to high cost halogen bulbs. The second purpose they serve is little to no heat generated when left on for hours.

Using standard OEM halogen bulbs in a bumper like this on your wall would cause the housings to melt after only a few hours, risking a garage fire. We have left the LEDs powered on for weeks here at the shop, with nearly zero heat generated.
Finally, we include a custom made aluminum bracket that mounts to the OEM holes on the top of the bumper with machine screws, and installs to any wall with 2 to 4 screws, drilled through where you need them.

This is the ONLY complete kit available in existence, and would make a great addition to any garage or other area.

New and Improved 5TH Gen Camaro SS and Challenger SRT-8 WALL ARTS!

Cleveland Power and Performance is proud to re-release our one of a kind 5th Gen Camaro and Dodge Challenger SRT-8 fully lit bumper wall arts!

We have gotten tons of requests for advanced features on these bumpers, and a little r and d completely we now have a new supplier that has added many requested features!

Want to make your garage (or any other flat surface) REALLY stand out? With our new and improved rear bumper wall art, you will receive:

  • Rear Bumper Assembly – Trimmed and Cut to sit flush against your wall!
  • OEM Lights w/ Quarter Panel Cuts
  • OEM Spoiler w/ Trunk Lid Cut
  • OEM Rear Bumper Diffuser
  • OEM Exhaust Tips
  • Custom Plug in Wiring Harness with AC/DC Converter
  • Custom Wireless Power Control and Dimmable Key Fob
  • High brightness, Low Draw LED Lights In All Locations
  • Custom Made Aluminum Bracket to Mount On Wall
  • Rubber Trim to Protect Surface Mounted Against

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE DODGE CHALLENGER SRT-8 REAR BUMPER WALL ART THAT HAVE IN STOCK!

 

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THIS DODGE CHALLENGER WALL ART WOULD BE THE PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY MOPAR ENTHUSIAST MAN CAVE OR GARAGE. OUR WALL ARTS HAVE MADE GREAT BIRTHDAY AND HOLIDAY GIFTS. WE HAVE FITTED THIS WALL ART WITH A LIGHT WEIGHT YET STURDY EASY TO USE MOUNTING SYSTEM. THIS NEW AND IMPROVED SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR EASY AND SIMPLE INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL.

 

 

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As you can see from our pictures, both of our wall arts have improved mounting systems that can be drilled to fit your specific application. Each of these kits weights just around 70lbs and could be hung just about anywhere you’d like. If you are interested in either of these bumper wall arts or would like to suggest a different vehicle, please feel free to call us at 866-236-5031.

Salvage Dodge Challenger SRT-8 6.1L Rebuild

Follow this blog to see this Salvage Dodge Challenger SRT-8 6.1L Rebuild from start to finish!

We received this Salvage titled 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 with light rear end damage and light interior fire damage. We will be replacing the damaged interior parts on this car and offering it for sale. This Challenger would be the perfect candidate for a custom build or to repair your wrecked challenger. This Challenger features the 6.1l engine, automatic transmission, leather interior, navigation, Brembo Brakes, and much more. We have seen our Challenger donor vehicles used in many very unique custom builds, from Classic Plymouth wagons to the iconic Challengers of the seventies. Our donors have also provided all of the interior, driveline, and electronics on heavy fire and flood damaged Challengers.

Here are some photos showing the Challenger as we received it.

As you can see from the pictures, this challenger suffered no front end damage, and most of the interior was untouched by the rear contained fire. The vehicle did get hit in the rear, which pushed the trunk pan in a bit. We started this rebuild by removing all of the interior, which will allow us to thoroughly clean the trunk and floor pans, as well as inspect the interior for other damage.

We will continue the build by thoroughly cleaning the floor and trunk pans to eliminate and odors caused by the burn. We will also replace several other parts on the challenger that need to be replaced, then test drive the Challenger and ultimately offer it for sale. Stay tuned to our blog to see the finished product. If you are interested in this Dodge Challenger, please give us a call at 866-236-5031 to discuss.

 

2005 Dodge Viper Clean Title Run and Drive donor Car FINISHED

Follow our blog to see this 2005 Dodge Viper Clean Title Run and Drive donor Car come to life. Like we do with all of our builds, we will post start to finish photos of this Dodge Viper go kart.

We left off with this Viper stripped down to no interior, on the frame machine, ready to be pulled.

We have since pulled the left hand frame rail back to allow the installation of all of the suspension. We rolled the Viper off of our frame machine and on to our steaming pad for a good clean.

We then brought the Viper back into the shop for the installation of the interior and final check over.

Once we have everything ready to go on a donor vehicle, we take it out for a test drive to make sure everything is good to go. We than take the final product out in front of our gates to picture her and put her up for sale. Here she is all finished up.

Cleveland Power and Performance is proud to present this 2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10 run and drive donor car. This Viper carries a clean title! This car is complete with interior, suspension, cooling, and the 500 horsepower 8.3L V-10 Engine. Our customers have used these donors in everything from classic Mopar builds to modern custom kit cars. This Viper could also be a perfect transplant to repair your wrecked Vehicle.This Viper donor has ONLY 9,XXX actual miles on it!

CALL US AT 866-236-5031 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR TO PLACE ON ORDER ON THIS VEHICLE!

2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 Clean Title getting overhauled! Follow this blog to see our Magnum build from start to finish!

Follow this blog to see this 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 Clean Title getting overhauled!

We had the opportunity to purchase this 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8 with a clean title from a repo auction. This Magnum arrived to us with a blown motor, but it will be getting overhauled and put up for sale. Follow this blog to see the build from start to finish, and eventually see this clean title Magnum finished and offered for sale. The dodge Magnum has proven to be one of the rarest and most coveted of the SRT brand. These vehicles seem to have developed a cult following since the end of production nearly 10 years ago. We have had the opportunity to offer a few of these Magnums for sale, but this maybe the nicest and cleanest example to date.

Here are some photos showing the magnum as we received it. As you can see, it has was not involved in a collision, fire, flood, or any total loss. It arrived to us with a blown engine.

The exterior, interior, and all electronic functions are in good shape and fully functional. However, it the engine did not run, so we removed it for inspection. We will be carefully looking over and inspecting all of the drive line, suspension, and power functions of this Magnum and we will repair whatever needs fixed.

The engine was removed and sent to our engine room for inspection. We also had the transmission gone through and inspected to insure that it had no issues.

Please stay tuned to this blog to follow the engine overhaul and completion of this Dodge Magnum SRT-8 clean title rebuild. Once this vehicle is done being rebuilt, and we have put a good amount of test miles on it, she will be offered for sale. Please feel free to give us a call at 866-236-5031 with any questions or to discuss pricing on this awesome 425hp wagon!

2006 Chevy Corvette C6 Automatic Donor

Watch this blog entry to follow a start to finish build on this 2006 Chevy Corvette C6 automatic donor car. When we are finished with this Vette, it will be a fully functional, run and drive go kart which will be the perfect chassis for all sorts of custom builds.

This particular car features an LS2 engine with automatic transmission, black leather interior, complete brake system, fuel system, suspensions and much more. When we build one of our donor cars or “go-karts” we strip away all of the clutter, leaving only the essentials for your build.

Here are some pictures showing what the car looked liked when we received it here in our facility.

We started this build, like we do with nearly all of our Vette donors, by racking it on a lift to see what, if any suspension components need replaced. We spin wheels, check control arms, etc to verify that every part that will be going back on the vehicle is true and straight. If any part needs replaced, we obtain it from our back stock inventory of Corvette parts.

Once we have an inventory on what needs replaced or repaired, we start by removing the body panels. Here are some photos of the Corvette after the first stages of tear-down.

At this point, we inspect the engine and driveline to verify that everything is in good working order. We will also begin to inspect the interior components, power functions.

Please stay tuned to this blog to see the second part of this build, and the conclusion in which wee will offer the completed donor Vette for sale.

If you have any questions on this vehicle, or any of the vehicles we have, please give us a call at 866-236-5031 to discuss.

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