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Old 08-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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351 cleveland question

I was driving my car today and I was stopped by a fellow ford enthusiast in a parking lot today who said he had a 2 barrel 351 Cleveland for sale for $500. He said he would take payments for it. Is this a good price for a 351 Cleveland motor? Or should I just wait for a cheaper 351w to come along?
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Take it! Not many Cleveland's around. I'd make a clevor engine. That's what the boss 302 was.
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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Take it! Not many Cleveland's around. I'd make a clevor engine. That's what the boss 302 was.
Yea I'm thinking about buying it this weekend.

**UPDATE** I just called the guy and he said the 351 Cleveland is a complete running motor and I can hear it run before I decide to buy it. He also said he has a 351W block I can check out when I go to see the 351 Cleveland.
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I'd get it but think of the parts needed when replacing stuff on it. The Windsorwas in production for a long time so there was many parts while the Cleveland wasn't that Lon produced. I had both 69 and 70 mach 1 and the guy with the 70 took Windsor out and put a built 351 Cleveland that he had rebuilt for 3200 in 1988. That's bout 6k our money. It ain't cheap but he said it would burn rubber easy. Go get it!
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The original Boss 302 was not really a Cleveland engine. It was a Windsor with Cleveland style canted valves. 351 Cleveland heads took a lot of modification to fit on a Windsor. The 351s in the late 70s to early 80s F-series pickups are usually Cleveland motors and are not that rare. Check the junk yards and go for it. Actually a bored and stroked 351 Windsor can be brought up to 427 cu in with close to 600HP.
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The original Boss 302 was not really a Cleveland engine. It was a Windsor with Cleveland style canted valves. 351 Cleveland heads took a lot of modification to fit on a Windsor. The 351s in the late 70s to early 80s F-series pickups are usually Cleveland motors and are not that rare. Check the junk yards and go for it. Actually a bored and stroked 351 Windsor can be brought up to 427 cu in with close to 600HP.
And that's naturally aspirated!
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