I thought the cleveland was a strictly truck block w/ slanted bores to produce MASSIVE torque...........Was I miss-imformed?
Yes, you were. The cleveland 4V that everyone uses for restorations make absolutely no low end torque. They can be built to turn massive rpm but lack bottom end torque big time, due to Fords thinking of bigger is better. Go look at an intake runner on a 4V cyclinder head, you could almost fit a tennis ball in the port. That kills low end torque massively. There is absolutely no velocity at low rpm. Not to mention a host of other problems with the cleveland.