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Old 01-18-2004, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
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Red Rocker Covers on 351 Clevo

Did 351 Clevelands come from the factory with red rocker covers?
Noticed this add.....
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Re: Red Rocker Covers on 351 Clevo

Every factory 351 I've seen has had blue covers. Every factoy 302 I've seen has had red.

I've had both motors 302/351 in stock untouched forum.

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My XB has the original 351. It has red rocker covers, and it appears that it always has. The engine had definately never been apart before I purchased it.
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Re: Red Rocker Covers on 351 Clevo

351's did have red rocker covers in some models.

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351's did have red rocker covers in some models.

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Would those with red rockers be the 2 barrel carb models ?
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Re: Red Rocker Covers on 351 Clevo

Yes, both were early 70's Fairlanes with 2 barrel carbs.

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Yes, both were early 70's Fairlanes with 2 barrel carbs.

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Thanks Rick for clarifying this for me. I have a 8/73 XA Fairmont, factory fitted 351 2v (2 barrel carb), and it has red rocker covers. All numbers match. It's done 38000 miles and the motor has never been out. I get tired of people saying that it is a 302 because of the red covers. Most, if not all pictures we see are of GTs or early model 351s with the blue rocker covers. Thanks again.
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Re: Red Rocker Covers on 351 Clevo

the red is more orange than the 302 models.
I haven't seen many but obviously they are out there still
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Re: Red Rocker Covers on 351 Clevo

XD and XE had silver/grey rocker covers both 302 and 351 just to finish off the model line up.
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My red rocker 351 was a 2 barrel
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