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Old 03-30-2004, 07:22   #1 (permalink)
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windsor or cleveland?

im trying to pick which 351 i want to build up, all i know is that i want 4 bolt mains. what are my choices? thanks.
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

Where are you located?

In the USA, I'd recommend a Windsor; Australia, I'd recommend a clevo....
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

why is that, and also will aftermarket parts for a windsor go on a cleveland
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

There is a LOT more available for the Windsor than the Cleveland in the US. The Cleveland was in production for a short time (4-5yrs), and the windsor was always the "main" small block. The aftermarket is set up that way.

In Australia, The Cleveland was the main V8 from 1970-1982, so the Aussie market is set up for the Cleveland. Also, in the US, they recommend getting an Aussie clevo...

Aftermarket parts are different for Windsor and Cleveland.
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

ok so windsor it is then...now, is there such thing as a 4bolt 351W?
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

how about the 'clevor'???
put free breathing cleveland heads on the windsor block, ya end up with a bigger 'boss302-ish' motor...
heres a link for info on this build:

http://www.darkhorseracing.net/clevor_headmod.htm
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

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ok so windsor it is then...now, is there such thing as a 4bolt 351W?
you may have to get custom caps and your block drilled and tapped to suit. i am unaware of any 4 bolt main windsors. maybe nascar blocks??
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Re: windsor or cleveland?

Go Dart block or Fords R302 and build a good strong mill from there...
Fitting 4 bolt on 5 Ltr Windsors actually weakens mains webbing..Maybe not quite the same on 351's especially older 351's Depending on power expectations but you want 4 bolt mains so you are looking at serious power I guess..
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