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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00 am 
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Say I bought a 9.2 deck height Windsor style block Ford Performance or Dart and I want to use my CHI 4V heads and Strip Dominator intake. I know about the water passage modification but what do you do about the rear "China" wall? The Cleveland and Windsor are different right?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:16 am 
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Yes sir, the china walls are different. I suppose you could get creative with some sculpted aluminum adapters, but you may have to find another intake manifold or another set of heads.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:36 am 
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Thanks Brent, if I made a aluminum block that I could fasten to the china wall that may work too. I don't know if the aluminum block would have to go to the outside or inside of the wall though. Do you know?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:50 am 
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I don't have a Windsor block in front of me, just a bunch of Cleveland stuff right now, but my guess is both.....LOL

Some of the other builders may know of a reason why it wouldn't work, I've never done that combination of parts before, but I think some creativity could get you through.

Another option is to see how a 3V CHI intake would bolt up to the 4V heads. I believe Steve K on here has tried it and the port alignment isn't as bad as expected. CHI makes a 9.2 Clevor intake.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:49 am 
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Been there done that. I just made a sheet metal plate to cover the hole. Cleveland manifold to Windsor block. See attached photos.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 pm 
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Excellent work, John. True American (or Canadian???) ingenuity right there.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:32 pm 
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:D Seems simple enough. Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:08 pm 
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Brent I would call it Canadian cheapness! In all the research I did before switching blocks, I missed the rear china wall difference. I really didn't want to replace my CHI intake although they do have one for the 9.2 deck Windsor style block I think. Coupe I have the thing all apart right now if you want a picture of the actual plate I made. It took me less time to build the plate then it did for me to load those 2 pictures. I am regular puter wiz! LOL


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:23 pm 
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John, I don't think I need a picture of it. Looks easy enough to fab. Not going to make you post pictures, puters can intimidate the best of us LOL.


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