No luck from the Boss 302 Exchange yet with 86 views so far.the problem is not all "Ford Experimental Engineering" stuff of the 60's was documented well at the time, anything & everything could have been made and was back then, but its safe to say that much/most of it was made for > INDY-T/A-FORMULA < and other forms of Road Racing and very little to do with drag racing. Guys can get away with using factory stock inferior design parts for seconds at a time in drag racing but that does not usually work out well in real racing / hours long road racing.
btw, H-M were also involved with the making/design of the 351w xe block along with many other race parts, you may also want to check > Boss 302 Exchange < for any info on that old xe crank
you might enjoy this artical ... Ford GT40 4 cam 255 indy engine | GT40 Archivesordinary early 255 crank" meaning the DOHC Indy 255 motor.
Corliss, do you have anymore pics of the intake or the 4VBoss heads that were on that old 1966-67 ("clevor") 9.2" deck 351W XE race eng?, im wondering if the intake / head may of had the raised floor sk/xe 2-1/4" tall (filled port) 4VBoss race head on it?... > Edd Stevens - Bud Moore Engine specialist <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?
Engine is in Ireland, but came from GB, supposedly from a race car many years ago, quite possibly from a GT40, Mirage or a Gurney Weslake,. being a race engine on this side of the pond. Not quite sure what to do with it! Not my area of expertise. Probably ideal for someone restoring an original car maybe?
Thanks for the great pictures of all real Ford parts, the history of the engines is great to hear.just wanted to add another XE Windsor part #150985 to this thread some dont know about, Ford's own pre production ... Canted Valve Windsor Head ...
again this head is NOT a cleveland head but another late 60's 302w/351w head, this xe Windsor head did not make it to production because Ford could not get this small port 2V type head to flow well so they dropped the R&D on it and instead went with the larger port 4V Boss head...
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Ford had plans to use canted valve head designs on 302w/351w blocks Before they used them on the later cleveland block