"Dean" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Anyone had any experience with Ford Racings 351 crate motor, the one they
> say is HD. 250 hp,4bbl intake, and cost $2,800? Thinking of putting one in
> my 71 coupe, the Ford parts website says it makes 350 ft lbs of tq. I
> would like alittle more hp than 250 say around 300, but this price is in
> my budget.
I spent that much rebuilding my 302 that's in the 'Chero. It's a .060" ob C8
block with gasket matched C8 iron heads, RPM air gap intake and a little
more cam than stock. It puts out ~270hp at the flywheel, and that's with 40
cid less than that brand new 351W. Installed.
The other end is the 351W that's in my '69. It's a .060" ob D9 block. GT40-X
heads. Comp Cams XE262H cam. Performer intake. CHP 393 stroker crank. full
balance. How 'bout 420hp and 480lb/ft tq? This cost in the neighborhood of
I suggest you do a bit more research. I know getting a crate engine is a lot
easier, but there are advantages to having a motor built for you. My builder
asked a lot of questions before he started building. First obviously is what
my budget is. Next is what am I going to use it for. Am I planning on having
some fun with it later on? Any trips to the circle, roadcourse or straight
line track (regularly, rarely, or never)? These are things a builder you
actually talk to can discuss which way to go with the build. With a crate,
you get what you get.
'66 HCS Mustang 289
'68 Ranchero 500 302
'69 Mustang Sportsroof 351W