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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2001, 12:23 PM
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351 v8

My 1983 xlt has a 351 v8. Is this a 351 windsor? the code on the vin is "g" the truck was mfg in 12/82

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2001, 02:45 PM
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Re: 351 v8

The code has to be "H" for 5.8L. are you finding the right one?

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-05-2001, 04:37 PM
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Re: 351 v8

just looked in the book it is a 351W if the code is a G and a 351M if the code is H . the G is for years 80,81, 82, 83,84,86 and 85 is a H hope this helps Bill

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Re: 351 v8

I think windsor has 6 bolts holding the valve covers on, the M has 8. hope this helps.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2001, 08:48 AM
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Re: 351 v8

thanks guys. My Haynes manual told me how to read the vin but it didn't tell me what the codes meant. I have a buyer interestedin my truck but he only wanted either a cleveland or a modified, not a windsor.

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Re: 351 v8

Ok.. here is the deal....

FE Engines (360,390,410,428) - 5 Valve cover bolts
Windsor Engines (289,302,351) - 6 Valve cover bolts
429,460 (385 Series) - 7 Valve cover bolts
Cleveland/Modified (335 Series) 351/400 - 8 Valve cover bolts

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which 351?

Another easy way to tell is the Winsor has the head bolts BELOW the exh. manifolds,and the thermostat bolts to the Front of the intake manifold.
The Cleveland and Modified head bolts are ABOVE the exh. manifold and the thermostat is on top of the block.

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