Power Brokers:
Cleveland Crate Motor
While the original Ford Cleveland has been known to be a high-output, high-rpm, small-block Ford, the McKeown Motorsport Engineering (MME) Cleveland crate engine (available carbed or EFI) produces vibrant airflow without having to turn high rpm, hence they are completely streetable and suited to pump fuel. With recent advances in engine electronics, in-house CNC-machining, and MME’s experience in camshaft design, the MME Cleveland generates excellent driveability from cruise to redline. Operating from 1,500 to 6,500 rpm and using an 850-cfm carburetor or port fuel injection and 10.75-11.0:1 compression ratio, it produces 640-650 hp at the crankshaft with a broad torque curve. The MME Cleveland is offered in street or race configuration, as a complete running engine or as individual parts. In addition, MME supplies the engine with intake and cylinder head configurations to suit the hood clearance requirements of most body styles and performance needs.

Source:
McKeown Motorsport Engineering
301-932-9292
www.MMERacing.com

GM A-Body
RideTech Coilover Packages
With nearly 4 million Chevelles made from 1964 to 1972, it’s no wonder they are America’s favorite muscle car. RideTech has now created a new Coilover Package that transforms that wallowing slug into a world-class driving machine. Building from the StrongArm tubular control arm package that RideTech created for their ShockWave products, their new Coilover Packages also include StrongArm front upper and lower tubular control arms, geometry-corrected tall drop spindles to increase camber curve and to drop static height, StrongArms rear upper and lower tubular control arms (with new articulating and adjustable ends), and complete drop-in coilover shocks for front and rear in your choice of non-adjustable, rebound adjustable, triple adjustable, or electronic adjustable units. RideTech offers recommended spring rates, or can provide optional spring rates of your choice. The pricing starts at $3,100 complete (depending on shock options). The new RideTech Coilover Package for the Chevelle is a completely bolt-in system that can be installed in a few hours in your garage with simple handtools. It offers great performance for street driving, as well as all-out hard-core track action.

Source:
RideTech
812-481-4787
www.RideTech.com

Cool Tool:
Miller F-Series ArcStation
PHR recently got the chance to demo a bunch of cool products from Miller Electric, known most notably for their professional welders and plasma cutters. One really noteworthy product was their new F-Series ArcStation, a welding table designed for portability and space savings. The 30FX F-Series has a folding design, convenient handle, and wheels that offer the ability to take the 74-pound bench to the job site or to move freely around a home garage. The 30FX model (list price $247) measures 30 by 30 inches and has a 3/16-inch X-pattern tabletop that makes clamping trouble-free and simplifies cleanup. Other features include a 1½-inch diameter steel tube frame for stability and support, a removable gun holder, a weight capacity of 500 pounds, and an optional 5-inch X-clamp (available for $35). For the guy who regularly fabs in his small home garage, we can’t think of anything better.

Source:
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
800-426-4553
www.MillerWelds.com