Windsor or Cleveland ???
Either one, but Clevelands are pretty scarce any more. The Windsor is a bit lighter, and lots more parts available in today's world. Real easy to stroke a Windsor to 410 CID or even 427 CID today.Imagine that, a small block 427.....
Windsor for dependability. Cleveland for hotrodding .390 big block for sheer cubic inches to build on
Optional 5.0 302 Coyote
2.2 Ecotec. Such a great motor.
Had a 351 Cleveland in my 51'Ford Pickup.
Man would I like to have that truck back. ($$'s today.)
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
one of my wish I still had it 71 Mach 1 351 Clevland 4 speed , white with blacked out hood and stripes Cragar's headers bigger cam all the normal goodies . not the fastest car I have owned but respectable and sharp looking
with the fast back style and a rear seat that laid flat making one big open area from the back of the front seats all the way thru the trunk sure was a great drive-in car also 😎 😍
Always loved the Mach 1's.
Cleveland with 12:1 compression in the Pantera.
The ground would vibrate at idle.
First thought was a 351 Winchester SL Model 1907
I've always been a Yblock and FE fan myself............. Not too much use for those "new fangled" engine designs😁
I just picked up a 351 that had been bored .060 over --- in 1988. Been sitting abandoned at a machine shop with a full set of six new pistons and full set of bearings.
Yep --six. It's a GMC Big Block V-6 ;)
Had one same color and yr as this one... 1965 Ford Custom Police Interceptor P code. Originally came with a 390 3 duece engine but county replaced it with a 427 FE. A retired county officer had it in next to his barn in a hog lot. He brought it over to my house one morning and gave it to me. I got it running but it needed so much...floorboards, trunk floor.. I never got around to it and listed it on fleabay. It went to St. Louis Mo. for restoration. I took the money I had invested in it and bought him a large Browning gun safe and delivered it... ( when he wasn't home to his back porch ).
In HS all the Ford guys would take their 289s and replace them with 351 Cleveland. I had a LTD station wagon with a Cleveland I bought just for that engine to put in to a 67 Mustang, but never got around to doing it...
The last new car my dad bought was a 65 Ford Galaxy,bright red with a 390.It was a pretty good car and fast.I have a Ford curse.The only dependable Ford I owned was a 1950 Ford pick up with a flathead V-8.
Best ford I had was a 1942 jeep. Flat heat 4 banger.
Wish I still had it.
So, you’re not talking about the .351 Winchester ,,,,, 🤣
A Cleveland with the right heads on it was NASCAR ready right of the showroom floor.....I had one that I was clocked at 154 mph and was told it hadn't topped out then, it was still climbing 😀. If you hit a rabbit crossing the road at those speeds you were DRT 😟
"Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee
I crewed a gentleman that use to race part time in NASCAR. His dirt track car had one and it done well .
When I bought my 68 Bronco in 1970 it came with a 289 and 3 on the tree. After a few trips in the woods, I realized that the 289 wasn’t going to cut it. No low end torque. When lugged down and trying to pull out of a mud hole it would darn near die. A buddy of mine had a 67 Cougar with a 351 so one weekend I took his car for a “tune-up”. Did an engine swap and returned the car to him. All with his approval as it was his wife’s car. She never knew the difference and never found out but that engine was the cat’s meow! Still have the Bronco and it still has a 351 coupled to a top loader 4 speed. The 351 has about ¾” more stroke than the 289 and delivers a better low end torque.
Which 351? Windsor?
Yes, Neo. 351 windsor.
Good looking box of ammo!
Were they made in Cleveland or Windsor?
25 comments and no one has yet mentioned the weakneed runt of the 351 triplets, 351 modified or lesser known michigan.........
That's 'cause nobody cares about those. They rank right up there with small block Chevys. Good for marine applications, but not necessarily the power plant.🤣
Shots fired! Shots fired!
Now ya done it, HPD! As a moderator you're supposed to try to keep a lid on things, not turn up the heat 'till the pot boils over!
Awww man, sometimes I just can't help myself!😋😗
when I was a young fellow a group of guys a few yrs older one owned a Pantera I would see it around town and a few times at the grocery store I worked at
the guys I am buddys with told me stories of the fellow and his car having rat races with the local PD this was around 1973 /74 give or take . the guys I still see at car shows told me the stories 20 some odd yrs later
My first four cars all ford's 3 mustangs and a 68 mercury 428 4 speed there version of ford's torino
Then bought my first camaro a 69 ss with a big block Chevy this was about 1976 still have it but went thru a few motors over time wish I kept the original
But such is life .but also became a bb Chevy fan
Wrenched all 3. Cleveland, Windsor, and lets not forget big block 351M (Modified).
It took me a moment to realize this wasn't about a gun too.
Late 70s thru the 80s it was Cleveland all the way. With the plethora of aftermarket go fast parts available for the Windsor these days it wins hands down. Hard to justify aftermarket support for an engine that was made for only 5 years.