351 windsor too small? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2002, 01:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 132
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post 351 windsor too small?

i got a 85' crown vic 2-door im restoring it it has a 302 in it now i wanted to put a 377 stroker in it because it uses the same motor mounts as a 351 but its a 5500 lb car i want this car to be fast as hell will a 377 give me the torque off the line as a big block would give some suggestions on this also i want to put a supercharger on this with dual carbs am i gonna kill the 377 give me your suggestions thanx!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2002, 02:17 PM
johnnymopar's Avatar
Love your nails! You must be a Libra
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Stratford, ON, Canada
Posts: 599
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Talking

vic,

i think if you're looking for a little more jump off the line, you could just change the gears in the rearend. Also, i don't think i'd put on supercharger. Why not just put on nitrous? It's a lot cheaper and power is there whenever you want it. Are you sure that car actually weighs 5500 lbs ?

JB
__________________
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2002, 10:05 AM
mustang66maniac's Avatar
Ford Freak
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 676
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

could you fit a big block in there? if yes, then just do that. that would definately give you good torque of the line. But as for the stroked windsor, i dont know much about the 377, but i read that the 393's are torque monsters. Put a blower on that and youll be flying.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2002, 05:15 PM
Tom Tom is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: agawam ma
Posts: 323
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

351W is a great engine they have what is called a long arm assembly it consists of 351W block and crank and 400m rods (6.58 in) uses KB pistons number KB276. this assembly will produce around 175lbft more torque than a stock assembly and in a heavy car torque is what matters most and a shorter stroke will give more and quicker rpms than a stroker comparably built
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2002, 05:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 132
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

thanx for the answers um tom i have absolutely no clue what your talking about haha sorry
the car actually weighs about 5800 lbs actually its a boat thats why i wanted to know if goin to a big block would be better suited for this car because ya know everyone hates to lose especially when u got a car that everyone else thinx is a dog i want to surprise people with the kind of power comin out of this thing shoudl i concentrate on higher rpms as well or just concentrate on low gears and instead of gears like 373's put something more along the lines of 410s or the extreme 456's?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-09-2002, 07:57 AM
mustang66maniac's Avatar
Ford Freak
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Rockville, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 676
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

If you really want to jump off the line then go ahead and get a big block. You cant beat the low end torque and plus if you need more you can always stroke it up to 572. I would think that at least 3.73s would be the way to go. The only thing that would suck is that youd be fillin up like every day. But hey, youd get off the line power.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2002, 06:34 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 61
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

For a detail performance report of you vehicle send me the information on your car as you want it prepared.

I'll run this data through a computer program called PC HOTROD and email the reports back to you.

Email me at the following address I'll return a data sheet for you to fill out and return to me.

If you don't know information such as transmission gear ratios and such, just tell me what kind of transmission you have and we can figure it out for you.

Check out the website listed below for a GLIMPSE of PC HOTROD.

pchotrod@hotmail.com

<a href="http://www.pchotrod.com" target="_blank">www.pchotrod.com</a>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.