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Can anyone identify this 351W?
Numbered XE, odd grooves on block face,
Appears to have siamesed liners, .+030",
4 bolt mains
Piston valve cut outs appear to be for Cleveland heads (Boss 302?)
Rare? or just junk?
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It looks rare and valuable To the right person. What history do you have? iron block?
 

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Interesting for sure. Not a Cleveland block. It has the Windsor China walls. Curious about that groove along the top of the deck surface and some water holes appear to be filled. Do you have the heads that were on it? What do they look like? That trans mount flange looks weird too. Never seen that on any SBF.
 

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Its an Australian thing, just google 93532 xe block
Its a Windsor, not an Australian Cleveland
Are you positive it's a windsor block? As above, the XE was a special version of the cleveland block cast here in australia. Referred to as the pillow block or nascar block. There was a special run of them cast in the early 80's for Nascar use.
 

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also check deck height... some were cleveland 9.2 and some were windsor 9.5... all from what i heard... lots of roundy round track racers, both asphalt and dirt have used a ton of them
 

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Ya I got the casting mixed up. It's a 9.2 deck windsor from the mid 60s. Bunch of weird stuff. Y312 or Chrysler mains, 302 distributor with a 351w pump, double ended pump shaft etc.. xe meaning experimental engineering
 

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Can anyone identify this 351W?
Numbered XE, odd grooves on block face,
Appears to have siamesed liners, .+030",
4 bolt mains
Piston valve cut outs appear to be for Cleveland heads (Boss 302?)
Rare? or just junk?
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the 9.250" deck height 351 windsor type xe 93532 race block is the 1966 Grandfather to the later 1969 prodution 351windsor block which was also originaly suppose to have a 2.750" crank with 4 bolt mains before it got changed again at production time, I understand Shelby/DeTomaso also had a early connection as to why the first code named ("stretched") deck 289 9.250" deck xe race block ended up going to a 9.450"/80" deck height as they wanted a lite weight 7Liter eng version of the "W" type block platform for racing in mid/late 60's ...
> P70 < (there is some incorrect/mixed up info online about shelblys/DeTomasos "stretched deck" 7L block)
the important thing for some to understand is that there was a "stretched deck" 9.2 "Windsor" type race block YEARS BEFORE there was a 9.2 deck "Cleveland" type block made for the public.
XEBlock-1.jpg

these 9.250" deck 351 Windsor type xe race blocks along with 3.50"/3.75" stroke steel xe-xh cranks with 2.650"-2.750" mains making 353ci, 373ci, 377ci, 393ci (with planned 6.8L to 7L 427ci "W" type 9.450" xe race block version) were originaly first designed/made in 1966 for le-mans & can-am road racing in aluminum and cast iron making well over 500+HP, later drag racers like Dyno Don, Gapp&Roush, Animal Jim and others also got/used these blocks in pro/stock and for 400"+ci match race engines...

also for those that dont know, Fords earliest canted valve gt head designs were FIRST made to use on the Windsor type block designs, (NOT the later Cleveland block designs) which were first called "GT" heads before they were called "BOSS" heads.
 
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