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Post  dfree383 on February 20th 2016, 11:00 pm

351c or Boss 302 in my 70 stang to play this summer?

I was going to screw around with a 428 I have but damn they are a pita for mounts, headers and accessories

Either way it's going to have 3.89 gears with a C4

Hummmmm ?
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Re: Which Engine?

Post  cool40 on February 20th 2016, 11:57 pm

302 just becouse it's easier to work on. Cool
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Re: Which Engine?

Post  FalconEh on February 21st 2016, 1:05 am

Pre 67 I would do the 302 for matters of clearances, post 66 Cleveland for sure, build it how you want want it...


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Post  Mark Miller on February 21st 2016, 1:40 am

351C,my cousin built a Trw flat top 351C 4 barrel closed chamber heads one year when he was laid off.Comp 294 Solid Cam,C-4 4,500 Converter but had 4.56 gears ran easy 12.30's every pass in a 74 Comet.

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Post  supervel45 on February 21st 2016, 3:07 am

I vote Cleveland if you can stand the cramped space.

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Post  windsor on February 21st 2016, 5:13 am

Cleveland.
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Post  Doug Rahn on February 21st 2016, 7:31 am

Which generation Boss 302, 1st or 2nd? If the 1st Gen, I would go that route. After all, the Boss 302 was available in that car and it is a Cleveland headed engine.
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Post  QtrWarrior on February 21st 2016, 8:09 am

He's got a "fake" Boss motor for it and the headers..

A no- brainer to me.... Rolling Eyes
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Post  rmcomprandy on February 21st 2016, 11:26 am

I would say that any engine family last mass produced in 1977 would become a less friendly engine to obtain supportive parts unless they shared supporting parts with a later engine family.

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Re: Which Engine?

Post  dfree383 on February 21st 2016, 12:02 pm

QtrWarrior wrote:He's got a "fake" Boss motor for it and the headers..

A no- brainer to me.... Rolling Eyes

Got the Clevland and headers too......
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Post  dfree383 on February 21st 2016, 12:04 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:I would say that any engine family last mass produced in 1977 would become a less friendly engine to obtain supportive parts unless they shared supporting parts with a later engine family.

One hasn't been manufactured since 1970 and the other 74..... But I have a pretty good stash for both.

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Post  rmcomprandy on February 21st 2016, 7:44 pm

Vehicles in the U.S.A were manufactured with 335 series engines and parts through the 1982 year and the inline small block, (sharing the same mounting as a the Boss 302), was put in vehicles thorough 1999.
The aftermarket was much more supportive of those vehicles after 1980 with continuing bolt-on and conversion type parts for both; not the earlier FE vehicles.

You were bitchin' about not being able to easily get motor mounts and other supportive parts for a 428 vehicle and this is the reason.

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Post  dfree383 on February 21st 2016, 8:56 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:Vehicles in the U.S.A were manufactured with 335 series engines and parts through the 1982 year and the inline small block, (sharing the same mounting as a the Boss 302), was put in vehicles thorough 1999.
The aftermarket was much more supportive of those vehicles after 1980 with continuing bolt-on and conversion type parts for both; not the earlier FE vehicles.

You were bitchin' about not being able to easily get motor mounts and other supportive parts for a 428 vehicle and this is the reason.

Agreed...... The small block and Cleveland stuff is a whole lot more plentyful in mustangs then the FE stuff
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Post  res0rli9 on February 22nd 2016, 6:16 am

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,1969,mustang,7.0l+428cid+v8,1132434,engine,motor+mount,5552

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Post  D. Sea on February 22nd 2016, 12:23 pm

With a C4 I'd vote Cleveland.

Now if you were to go standard then I say Boss 302 Cool
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