Re: Will this work?
hi again tuffxd,
I went searching the history books for the answer to this.
The Ford 400 used a cleveland style block, with 1" taller deck height, than 351 block.
It had a new crank with .500" longer throw and .800" longer rods than standard.
It also had 3.00" mains versus 2.799 for the 351C, Same as a 351 Windsor crank!
History Lesson Below.
[Another Ford engine you have probably heard very little about, but rightfully belongs to this same family, is the 351-M. The "M" stands for modified, but not in the way most performance enthusiasts use the term. After production ceased on the 351C in 1971, apparently the Windsor plant was unable to keep up with customer demand for an engine of this displacement, so Ford engineers "modified" the 400 by installing the 351-W crankshaft in the 400 block. ( Ford Performance by Pat Ganahl, 1979)]