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Old 07-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #11
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A cleveland is going to be heavier unless you go with aluminum heads. Are you sure you want to go that route?
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #12
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Your better off building the Windsor...more available parts, more adaptability, stroker options and cost effective. Bang for your buck, the Windsor will out perform.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:24 PM   #13
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Clevelands were consider big blocks by some folks due to the fact that they delivered big block power but it's still a 351cu...
Back in the days, the best 351C was the one built by the Aussies.
They used it in their Ford Falcon XB/GT (Mad Max car) with their own special heads which was a cross between the 2V and 4V scenario.
Later on, Edelbrock made a nice aluminum set of heads similar to the Australian ones but in the end, a stroked Windsor like the 408 or 427 is the preferred way to go.

Cleveland blocks are heavy and have a tendency to eat cams due to poor oil delivery but that mill would always outdo the Windsor no matter what. The torque alone was an obvious difference.
And as a History note, the 71 Boss 351c was the fastest Mustang ever produced until the 2000 Cobra R...
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:34 PM   #14
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My heart says Cleveland but my head says Windsor. Ease of installation into 1st gen Mustangs and accessories is a slam dunk in favor of the Windsor but man, I have seen some screaming Clevelands and the uniqueness might be worth the price of admission if that's important to you.
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