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351 cleveland
#1
I have a 71 ford mustang Grandé it has a 351 Cleveland 4 barrel carb and I wanting to do some small upgrades on it to give it a little more juice. what can I do that won't cost a arm and a leg.???? (I am new to the engine thing, I am a body and paint guy)
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#2
You do not specify much your current engine... how healthy is it? Original?

Ignition, intake, exhaust... there are plenty options to get bits more out of the engine at low cost, assuming you have an healthy engine.
The moment you start open the engine, you then enter another game...

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#3
Start with changing the rear end gears.
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#4
Intake, Headers and a more aggressive cam will net you a lot of power. These engines (especially the 4v) like to rev. One word of caution though is the stock 2 piece valves are known to fail and can wipe out an engine. So I would also highly recommend upgrading to stainless one piece valves.

1971 Mustang Grandé, 351 Cleveland 2v, C6, 9"
-Fitech EFI
-Comp Cams 284hr
-Aussie Heads
-Weiand Xcelerator intake
-Long Tube Headers
-Boss Hogg "Street Bandit"


My Build
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#5
Google search 351 Cleveland. A good starting point is the Dan Jones basics of building a 351c article. Brent Lykins has a great forum. Go to lykinsmotorsportsllc.com on the bottom of the page is a link to it. There is also the Clevelands forever forum or 351c.net. if you want to do some research
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#6
As inferred by Fabrice, you really have not given us enough information.

When you say "more juice", do you mean more torque, i.e., more "pep" from a standstill; better passing performance; more topend?

Do you know what rear end gears you currently have in the car?  Have there any modifications from original to your knowledge? 

We REALLY need more information to give you a more definitive suggestion.

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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#7
(03-15-2018, 03:29 PM)cobra3073 Wrote: As inferred by Fabrice, you really have not given us enough information.

When you say "more juice", do you mean more torque, i.e., more "pep" from a standstill; better passing performance; more topend?

Do you know what rear end gears you currently have in the car?  Have there any modifications from original to your knowledge? 

We REALLY need more information to give you a more definitive suggestion.

BT

BT, are you out of hibernation now?LOL! Haha

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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(03-15-2018, 03:38 PM)TommyK Wrote:
(03-15-2018, 03:29 PM)cobra3073 Wrote: As inferred by Fabrice, you really have not given us enough information.

When you say "more juice", do you mean more torque, i.e., more "pep" from a standstill; better passing performance; more topend?

Do you know what rear end gears you currently have in the car?  Have there any modifications from original to your knowledge? 

We REALLY need more information to give you a more definitive suggestion.

BT

BT, are you out of hibernation now?LOL! Haha
Yes, Tommy I am out and back on the scene.

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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