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Ford racing 351 boss 427 stroker
#1
Hi!

I have been offered a Ford Racing 351 Boss 427 stroker engine with 2 years swedish warranty for a really good price Smile . Anyone who has tried this engine http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/par...ield=11831 ?
A swedish firm has just become "sales agents (?)" for Ford Racing Parts and i think the price is good so i really would like to try this Big Grin

I would really appreciate some input! help
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#2
I have not used the specific engine you refer to. However, I've used Ford Racing block and Scat cranks and rods, never any problems with either. If it is new and it meets your needs and the price is good I'd say but it. Chuck
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#3
This motor based on the 351W design?
It is obviously a killer motor but... If so I sure wished they had not named it Boss 351.
Boss 351 = 351 Cleveland to me.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#4
Dunno about that particular engine, but I got a Ford Racing 351W crate engine in mine. Never had any problem with it. Came with the Duraspark ignition, fires up after months of hibernation on first attempt, idles smoothly and has plenty of torque.

That might not answer your question but for what it´s worth, it is some first hand experience with a Ford Racing crate engine.
:-)

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Mike

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#5
runninpony 
Thank you Chuck! Just "hearing" that the stuff from FRP is good makes me more convinced Smile .

Thanks really much Luxstang! A first hand experience with FRP crate is really the best review for me Big Grin

I see your point Roy! From what im read i guess the "351 boss" blo ck is some sort of hybride between cleveland and winsor (?) . Still the block looks really solid and all sorts of imrovements are made for durability and long time performance (oppp im sounding like a salesrep from ford... well im not but im more that a little temted to get this one!)

The more i learn from all u 71-73 guys the better decision i take Angel
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Boss1Ray;86798 Wrote:This motor based on the 351W design?
It is obviously a killer motor but... If so I sure wished they had not named it Boss 351.
Boss 351 = 351 Cleveland to me.

Ray
It is my understanding that the "New" Boss 351 block is NOT apparently based on the 351W design, although it is compatible with the 302 and 351W blocks. Here is a link that gives quite a bit of the details.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/par...ield=10467

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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runninpony 
cobra3073;86822 Wrote:
Boss1Ray;86798 Wrote:This motor based on the 351W design?
It is obviously a killer motor but... If so I sure wished they had not named it Boss 351.
Boss 351 = 351 Cleveland to me.

Ray
It is my understanding that the "New" Boss 351 block is NOT apparently based on the 351W design, although it is compatible with the 302 and 351W blocks. Here is a link that gives quite a bit of the details.

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts/par...ield=10467

BT

thanks for the input! I totally agree Smile
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Boss1Ray;86798 Wrote:This motor based on the 351W design?
It is obviously a killer motor but... If so I sure wished they had not named it Boss 351.
Boss 351 = 351 Cleveland to me.

Ray

Yup..I agree...Looks like a monster motor...But to state this "Ford Racing's new BOSS 351 block" New? They using a out of date W design..thats been stroked and poked and with higher grade metal.....How does that make it a new block? lol..Dont they mean a 50 plus year old block thats been pumped up a bit? hehe I bet that wouldnt sound as good now would it? I guess the truth doesnt always sound as good..hehe

Other than that...It looks like a killer block...they reworked the old water jackets too a bit...But it boggles my mind..Why not just make a new one ford? No engineers left over there? ...I found this a big odd 580/.602-inch lift and 232/240 degrees duration (at .050-inch lift). In this configuration, the X427 makes 450hp, and its horsepower curve begins to trail off right around 5,600 RPM...I expected a much higher rpm out of such a racing motor. http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/...et-engine/
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runninpony 
I have ordered the crateengine and a fuel injection kit http://www.compperformancegroupstores.co...ordWindsor

Does anyone know if there are headers that fits on the Ford Z heads AND fits in my -73 Mach1?
Or do i need to costummake headers?
Would love coated ones...
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