hows it going guys and girls, just a quick question. A mate of mine has bought a XD V8, but we dont know if its a 302 or 351. Is there anyway to tell the difference by looking at them? thanks in advance
Oh, there was a recent thread in here on how to identify a 302 vs 351 [[[Windsor]]]Cleveland. Use the search function.
Basically, pull a spark plug and use a rod to measure the stroke. Externally the engines look identical.
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Technically a 302 is Australia's version on the American 351, which was the same motor as ours. I don't think the 302 Cleveland was available in the states. When ya looking through perfomance magazines for the States there is never ant mention of a 302 only in the Aussie ones.
Crank, con rods and high comp heads are the differences between the two.
I believe a 302 has a 3.5" stroke, where the 351 has a 4". Using a pencil (about 7"long) down the sparkplug hole and hand crank the motor, calculate the amount it moves, either 3.5 or 4 inches.
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