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460 or 351CJ???
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Ok I know Im all over the place but I am trying to decide which way to go before spending too much money.  I have a 460 block but will need the full rotating assembly and I would probably put on TF aluminum heads.  I am trying to decide if I should build the 460 since its on the stand and then swap it out the 351 CJ.  The 351 will not need anything but new pistons and I will go with TF aluminum heads on it too.  As most of you know I am not looking for this to be a track car just a good looking, sounding cruiser hotrod.

So which route should I go?

Thanks!
Wade
1972 Mach 1 351 cj 4speed
"We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."--Thomas Jefferson

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(09-23-2018, 07:37 AM)scgamecock Wrote: Ok I know Im all over the place but I am trying to decide which way to go before spending too much money.  I have a 460 block but will need the full rotating assembly and I would probably put on TF aluminum heads.  I am trying to decide if I should build the 460 since its on the stand and then swap it out the 351 CJ.  The 351 will not need anything but new pistons and I will go with TF aluminum heads on it too.  As most of you know I am not looking for this to be a track car just a good looking, sounding cruiser hotrod.

So which route should I go?

If they both need to be built I would stick with the cleveland. Less hassle than the 460 swap and you are keeping it original.

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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#3
I would stay with the 351
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#4
Stay with the 351, lighter, easier to work on, and more HP per cubic inch.
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#5
Stay with the 351 in my opinion. It will be much better balanced car. Plus value of the car.

- Mike
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#6
Keep the 351! Sell that 460 block and use the money for the Better 351.

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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#7
If you are all over the place I’d say an aluminum block Clevor.
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#8
If you're building a car for drag racing, by all means go with the 460.

However, if you want a nice handling, and street friendly, car go with the 351C.

If for no other reason, go for the cool factor of having a 351C, one of the best engines ever built back in the day.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#9
I'm a Cleveland guy, so yeah - 351C


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#10
351c all day

Gas is for cleaning parts, alcohol is for drinkin, nitro is for racin
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