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Author Topic:   Ford 351W any help?
powercar821111
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posted October 05, 2000 02:42 PM
I'm switching from a ford 302 to the Windsor for my Limited Mod campaign next year. I didn't seem to be able to keep up to the 350's w/ the 302, any idea of how much more power/torque the windsor will have. Also, will the windsor mate to the c-4 tranny without modifications. Thank you


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted October 05, 2000 08:30 PM
the 351w uses the same motor mounts as 302
and also you can use the same flywheel and it bolts up to the c4 fine.


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted October 05, 2000 09:01 PM
i have raced them all, 289,302,351w, and 351c. currently running the 351c, good heads and most power for the buck. windsor stock heads suck, some you cant fit a pinky finger in ex port. they are not as heavy compared to 351w as everyone will lead you to beleive. but on my new chrome moly chassis i may try a 347 stroker 302 with gt40 heads.


team28
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posted October 06, 2000 05:14 PM
be careful with your flywheels between 302 and 351w. 302's are normally 157 tooth and 351w are 164 tooth, you can use a 157 tooth flywheel on a 351w just watch your balancing if you have a pre '81 engine use a pre '81 flywheel and vice versa. As to the gt40 heads they're not worth the money in my opinion for just a little bit more you can get a set of world heads that have 2.02 and 1.6 valves and have much better port size.
check out Towers and Harwood Performance
913-537-4100 in Manhattan Kansas for all your Ford performance parts needs you can get a free catalog and they have good prices


4ord
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posted October 06, 2000 06:17 PM
Thanks for your your opinion on the heads, but Stock heads must be used, no porting, or anything. Also stock two barrel manifold.


team28
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posted October 11, 2000 10:09 AM
If you have to use stock heads and a 2 barrel manifold then you should seriously think about a 2 barrel 351 cleveland motor it is the only way you are going to have enough power to compete against a chevy stock 351w heads just don't flow enough to allow you to have decent power in the 6000-6500 rpm range. I used to race a ford hobby stock with a 351w and no matter how much we cheated with the motor it just won't develop the power with stock parts. another driver at the same track ran a 351 cleveland turning it about 6800 rpm max and he was a consistant top 5 car. with the 2 barrel head you can get low compression pistons if you have a 9 to 1 rule. with 2.04 intakes and 1.7 exhaust valves these heads flow better than double hump chevys ever thought about. if you have to run all stock parts then don't waste your money on windsors. put new single groove valves, a good set of valve springs, and a decent cam and you should be set. If the rules allow get yourself an accusump from moroso or modify your oil pan by putting in some gates I have a 600lb paperweight because I thought I didn't need it.


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