28 March 2011
MME’s 21st CENTURY CLEVELAND 2K CRATE ENGINE: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
Written by Moore Good Ink
Waldorf, MD: MME, McKeown Motorsport Engineering, the acclaimed Ford engine builder of almost 30 years, is introducing the world’s first aftermarket Cleveland engine, the MME Cleveland 2K.
While the original Ford Cleveland has been known to be a high-output, high RPM, small-block Ford, MME’s carbureted or fuel injected street-versions produce vibrant air flow without having to turn high RPM. They are therefore completely streetable and suited to pump fuel.
With recent rapid advances in engine electronics, in-house CNC-machining, and MME’s experience in camshaft design, the 2K in street trim generates excellent drivability from cruise to redline. Operating from 1,500 to 6,500rpm and using an 850cfm carburetor or port fuel injection and 10.75-11.0:1 compression ratio, the 2K produces 640-650hp at the crankshaft, with a broad torque curve.
Unlike the original the 2K crankshaft is internally balanced for smoother running at higher engine speeds and its counterweights contoured to reduce turbulence in the crankcase. In addition, the lubrication system is upgraded to priority mains and each engine is provided with a build sheet stating very engine dimension, including calculated oil clearances. Also, optional 2K camshafts with larger diameter journals and revised firing order are available, providing added stiffness and smoother engine performance.
Offered in street or race configuration, as a complete running engine or as individual part sales, the 2K easily adapts to naturally aspirated, nitrous, turbo, or supercharged applications. In addition MME supplies the 2K with intake and cylinder head configurations to suit the hood clearance requirements of most body styles or performance needs.