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Author Topic:   Ford 351W Feasability Questions
posted March 06, 2003 10:59 AM
I wanted some thoughts on how competitive based on performance and cost this engine could be in a limited modified class. The car weighs 2300 lbs, 364 cubic inches max, 68cc stock heads min, .450 max lift at the valve cam, holley 4412 carb, pump gas, allowed aluminum intake and water pump....schoenfield headers, no port work or matching 10:1 compression....looking at 5500-6200 rpm range. I don't see alot of reference to Ford engines..but I know some of you have come out of the help me please. Also, 1.5 ratio rockers....any thoughts on mating to a powerglide transmission with 1.82 output?

posted March 06, 2003 12:07 PM
i run fords and my pick for that class would be a 347 stroker 302 block based engine. 3.40" stroke, 5.40" rod, 4.030 bore and 75 lbs. lighter than a small block chevy. not an ideal rod/stroke ratio, but a sweet combination.

there are adapters available to mate a ford engine to a powerglide.

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited March 06, 2003).]

posted March 06, 2003 12:59 PM
I run a 347 in a 3300# factory stock and works just fine for me. Have had alot of the bowtie boys tell me thats one fast f---in ford.It likes alot of gear I'm running 5.67 on a 1/2 on the inside rail.I think I could run a 5.83 but the track is dry slick most of the year and that might make it trickier to drive .Mine will outrun 383 chevys with the stock crappy intake.Superstock track champ for 3 years 396 Ford econo motor
and beating up on bowties costing 3 to 4 times as much.I'm using the combo outlaw mention with windsor jr. heads 58cc chambers.This year I had the heads milled down to 54cc which should put me at about 11.7-1 with srp flattops.Sounds like some of your rules for gm motors

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