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    Posted: 08-February-2011 at 11:39AM
Member of our club has a 69cauger 351. He said its an early w. Its org motor.What family is it from.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-February-2011 at 12:07PM
http://reviews.ebay.com/Ford-V-8-Engine-Families-A-Primer_W0QQugidZ10000000004021551
 
90* family. early 351W's use a deck height measurement of 9.48",  increased to 9.503" in 1970 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-February-2011 at 11:06AM
Yes I am trying to figure out ford as I own 3. My engine book said never confuse a 351w with the intrum 351 69-70. only bore and stroke the same.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-February-2011 at 11:17AM
what book is that?
 
only 'big deal' difference i know of is the deck height. and that only matters if you're building a custom engine or stroker from catalog parts because the stack height might end up hitting the head
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-February-2011 at 1:24PM
Just one given to me.The autherisDempsey pub by tab books.I just want to know something when guys tell me something like you can put clevland heads on a w.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-February-2011 at 5:41PM
it's called a Clevor, Edelbrock is currently making intakes for both the 302 and 351W blocks with Cleveland 2V heads
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-February-2011 at 2:09PM
thanks i'll keep on reading.Seems like ford eng. could not get a handle on one good idea and stick with it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-August-2011 at 8:42AM
Here's a good article with a section involving 69 to 70 small blocks and a theory on the internal 351 Cleveland / Windsor engineer turmoil.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-August-2011 at 11:15PM
the Cleveland head comes from the Boss 302 which debuted in 1969 and has roots in XE, ASK and SK parts going back several years earlier, Bunkie Knudson wasn't there while the development took place for years prior. he was only there from Jan 1968 to Sept 1969...
 
i get all spun around reading the conjecture lore of how the Cleveland came to be... but from piecing some of it together that kinda makes sense i think Bunkie may have 'stolen' the heads from Ford Engineering and may have had some input with the block?
 
why would a 'clean slate' project that the Cleveland would be, if it were Bunkie Knudson's baby, have the same head bolt pattern and valve arrangement as an existing and internally competetive Ford engine?
 
i say the patterns were already in the works when Bunkie came on the scene, he just altered the coolant flow path to suit his block. if Bunkie never turned up at Ford the Cleveland heads would have been bolted to Windsor blocks
 
here's the birth of the 351W block
 
how did Smokey Yunick come up with a Chevyland in 1968?
 
 


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