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351w vs 351c
#1
I'm not commenting on the validity of anything in this discussion. But, I thought it was worth reading. 

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Ford-build...or-and-why

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1971-for...owerplant/

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

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#2
Isn't a Win a 2 bolt crank against Cleve being a 4 bolt ?

When I was looking for my Green monster I kept looking for a Cleve (took me 2 darn years btw) ...why? ... I was told very simply it was a stronger better engine.

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#3
The Clevelands are stronger, and the head design produces more high-end horsepower. Aftermarket heads for the Windsor even out the playing field, somewhat.

Only 351C Boss and CJ (Q code) came with 4-bolt mains, although all 351Cs can be converted to 4-bolt mains on all 5 mains. Only the 3 middle mains on 351Ws can be converted to 4-bolts.

And then there's the mystique of 351 Clevelands.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#4
Cleveland! Yes please!!
At the machine shop getting freshened as we speak.
4 bolt thank you!

Ordered cam, and some goodies today!
Ordering pistons in the next few days, expect to have shortblock parts and heads back in about a month. I hope.


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#5
Cleveland was a heck of an engine, but with the aftermarket support of the Windsor and extinction and cost of Cleveland....tough call
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(04-05-2019, 05:47 PM)mikeyhunts Wrote: Cleveland! Yes please!!
At the machine shop getting freshened as we speak.
4 bolt thank you!

Ordered cam, and some goodies today!
Ordering pistons in the next few days, expect to have shortblock parts and heads back in about a month. I hope.


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Looks like someone filled in the intake ports on those heads or are they 2-V or Ausie heads? I have seen epoxy in them before. These had both intake and exhaust filled in. Was at Charlotte swap meet couple years ago.

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#7
Yes, they have been epoxied to match up to the SVO Roush hi port single plane picture in the picture



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#8
I have to raise an eyebrow towards those sawed-off main studs. Overall, it appears that the previous builder added a bit of performance oriented components, but purchasing the correct length main stud kit was beyond his best efforts....oh well. Oil pan got the "ball-peen" clearancing treatment too. Intake looks a bit sketchy to me, with all that grinding at the carb flange. I don't mean to nit-pick, just seeing what I'm seeing. Happy for you that you finally found your Cleveland engine! They're great engines.
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