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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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O/T questions about 351\'s......

Hello folks,

OK, can somebody tell me the difference between a 351C, 351M, and a 351W. What is a good donor vehicle to look for, to find a good strong buildable 351? One that will be replacing a 302. Which 351 engines will bolt right in where a 302 came out? Thanks.

Edit: I'm curious about pre EFI, if that makes a difference.

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Re: O/T questions about 351\'s......

The 351W has the same tranny bolt pattern as your 302 so that's probably the one you want to go with. The 351C/M are basically the same motor and belong to the same series as the infamous 460 and uses the same tranny bolt pattern respectively. The Cleveland motors are pre emmisions motors and put together stout. The M motor was an attempt in making a fuel efficient big block. It has EGR passages and a wimpy cam. There are things you can do to liven it up though. It sounds to me that you will want to install a 351W. Don't stray from Fuel Injection. It can be a PITA to figure out but in the long run you will be glad you did it. Especially if you wheel in alot of off camber/steep terrain. Carbs always fail me when I need them most and it's not entertaining to be teetering on an edge somewhere when the carb decides it doesn't want to play any more. Hope this helps.
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Re: O/T questions about 351\'s......

Thanks Norm,

Thats just what I wanted to know, and verify what my thoughts were. Thanks.

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Re: O/T questions about 351\'s......

Well done, <font color="blue">Norm</font color>!
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Re: O/T questions about 351\'s......

Ditto! Especially on the fuel injection. It works great on any terrain. There is lots of info here. Use the search too [img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img].
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Re: O/T questions about 351\'s......

Sorry guys, my curiousity wasn't referring to a 4x4 but a project Mustang that I was looking at, so the carb isn't really an issue.
I checked out a couple different Mustang forums, and had no luck, so I figured I'd try my own BBS, and ask the Ford guys, and got just the info I was looking for. I didn't really wanna mention that it was for a car [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. But I figured nobdoy would mind if I asked an engine specific question.
Thanks again.

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Re: O/T questions about 351\'s......

There are a lot of MUSTANG lovers here, Ask away. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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