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post #1 of 8 Old 03-22-2003, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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351W block hp limits

anybody have any numbers for these? I am speeking of production blocks and not aftermarket race blocks. Thanks, Nick

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I would not push it more than 500-600 rwhp.

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damn! I thought that they would take more than that! I guess the best buy would be the 351 lightning shortblock. I didn't price one in a while though. They are supposed to be able to take a SEVERE beating.
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If you are talking about a '93-'95 Lightning shortblock, Ford says they can only withstand 400hp. If you are going to do a 351, I would at least get a 351 Sportsman block with a main support and that is good for around 800 fwhp with good internals.

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damn! I thought that they would take more than that! I guess the best buy would be the 351 lightning shortblock. I didn't price one in a while though. They are supposed to be able to take a SEVERE beating.
What are your plans and goals for the car? The strongest production 351w block is a 69-74.

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What are your plans and goals for the car? The strongest production 351w block is a 69-74.

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What vehicles did those come in?
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"What are your plans and goals for the car? The strongest production 351w block is a 69-74"


I was just trying to figure out what the best step would be to take after the stock block splits. I was figuring I might as well get the 351 block so I could up the displacement at the same time while getting a stronger block instead of going with one of the aftermarket 302 blocks. Nick
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What vehicles did those come in?
From Mat Pierce at www.mustangcentral.net :

http://www.mustangcentral.net/tech/351.html

What vehicles should I get my 351w from at a junkyard?

Ford produced many vehicles which used 351w motors including, but not limited to, the following... Mustangs Fairlanes Galaxies Cyclones Torinos LTD's Crown Victorias Grand Marquis Rancheros Cougars F-series trucks E-series vans Broncos
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