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    question Which Engine

    I am looking at an engine for the 71, read that more after market preformance parts are available for the 351 Windsor than the 351 Cleveland, just for the heck of it I would like yall's opinion, which engine should I stick in the 71?
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      RE: Which Engine

      My vote is for the 351 cleavland..
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        RE: Which Engine

        Very good question...

        I believe it requires a lot more information as to what you want to do. If you are looking at readily availability of parts at a lower price, I would think the Windsor would win out.

        I am not so sure that a "full bore" Windsor could match a "full bore" Cleveland for ALL applications but the Cleveland would probably cost much more on the CURRENT market.

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          RE: Which Engine

          stroked out 351w out to a 408 or 427
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            RE: Which Engine

            I vote Cleveland but it's hard to beat todays Windsor. Mike
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              RE: Which Engine

              This depends what you want to do. If you want to build a screaming motor, either one will work depending on your budget. Deep pockets--go Cleveland. Tighter budget--go Windsor. Looking to just have a solid motor with more of an original flavor for the car--Cleveland.
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                RE: Which Engine

                (01-10-2011 12:28 AM)69 Rustang Wrote:  This depends what you want to do. If you want to build a screaming motor, either one will work depending on your budget. Deep pockets--go Cleveland. Tighter budget--go Windsor. Looking to just have a solid motor with more of an original flavor for the car--Cleveland.

                Very well put Dave. Mike
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                  RE: Which Engine

                  Hello.. I had a 1970 Hardtop with a 351 winsor and i can tell you, as strandard mine was, it was a beautiful engine... it had a lot of... nerv.... you felt the power was right!! i know it is cheaper that the Cleaveland to work... and it´s a small block also...
                  Here inmy country we dont know much about options of engines, because there are not much to choose, but a friend of mine had a 1970 mach 1 with a 351 C and mis winsor was, or sounded like a more modern engine...
                  Don´t know about true power but we were very close when we play with our cars... Both standard...
                  Maybe the Cleaveland has more to offer when you start to modify it, cause it´s bigger... dont really know.
                  What i can tell you is there is not much difference between both 351 when you drive them...
                  For a small block engine i vote for 351 W... if you want a big block and 351 C is the cheapest, great... I always dream with a 429 Tongue
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                    RE: Which Engine

                    I recently made this choice for our 72, and chose the original Windsor. I also had a Cleveland (2V) from our donor, but chose the Windsor simply because of the number of them produced and related availability of parts. As cobra3073 said, and many others here have as well...it all depends on your goals for the car. Once you make those decisions, the other ones become easier.

                    But it's nice to know that picking between the Windsor and Cleveland is a decision you really can't get wrong.

                    Mark
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                      RE: Which Engine

                      CLeveland has my vote, but if I ever do it again I will buy a "Crate" motor no matter what size it is and will be ready to set in and will have a warranty.
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