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The Amazing 351C 4V
#21
Fantastic article. I've broken a few valvetrain components but NEVER a bottom end problem on my Cleveland. Tried a set of Holmstrom exhaust port plates years ago and couldn't keep the car straight! These motors smoke any other similar displaced stock motors of their era.
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#22
A happy man I was when I found my M-code fastback!

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)

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#23
Thanks for bring this up. It is something I tried to explain to some other Mustang enthusiasts about why I did what I did to the top end on my motor by converting it to run a solid lifter cam with .570 lift and not doing any head or oiling mods. I chose a cam that complemented the engines design. With a 5 speed you can actually get a more radical engine to behave for the street and still perform like it is meant to, hence my 3.89 gears-there is a reason all the track paks had 3.91 gears

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#24
Always a problem trying to explain to people what you have in the engine bay.
Pop the hood on my Mustang next a Chevy with a 350 and the Cleveland looks
a LOT bigger. They ask "you got a 427 in that?"; close Big Grin

mike

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#25
Very informative
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#26
When I sold my trans yesterday I had to convince the buyer a Cleveland is not a big block.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#27
droptop73;71483 Wrote:When I sold my trans yesterday I had to convince the buyer a Cleveland is not a big block.

I always say....how can it be a big block... When it weighs less than a 350 chevy block..lol
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#28
hyena429;71517 Wrote:
droptop73;71483 Wrote:When I sold my trans yesterday I had to convince the buyer a Cleveland is not a big block.

I always say....how can it be a big block... When it weighs less than a 350 chevy block..lol

That's an awesome quote H...I'll have to remember that one!

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
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#29
The 351 Cleveland is one of the reasons that I (traditionally a big Camaro nut) have become interested in returning to the muscle car sickness, via a 1971-1973 Mustang. I think of the Cleveland as a rampant beast, and, though I know it came before, and was available in other vehicles, I think of the '71-'73 Mustang as its definitive platform (and vice versa). I've been doing a lot of reading on the Cleveland engine, to get an idea of its potential in a vicious street machine. It's encouraging to see that many others, more knowledgeable than I, have come to the same conclusions. Thanks for posting this thread! I love this forum...
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#30
{Bump} Great article for new members who mite of missed it.
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