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351m Stroker Kit?

I have a 1979 Ford Ranchero with a 351m

Im looking overhaul this, and install a stroker kit but im having a hard time finding one for it. Ive seen alot of 351c stroker kits.

Would this work? and where would you get one from?

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Do a search and you will find all the info you need to inexpensively convert a 351m into a 400. you just need the crank and pistons, I think you can re-use the rods.
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I have a 1979 Ford Ranchero with a 351m

Im looking overhaul this, and install a stroker kit but im having a hard time finding one for it. Ive seen alot of 351c stroker kits.

Would this work? and where would you get one from?
ive always been told that windsor blocks are good but heads are junk and modified heads are good but blocks junk....Get a 351W and bore it .30 and stroke it to about a 393 and then put the 351M heads on it....we have one in our 78 mustang and its pretty awesome...just a suggustion though..
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351w

I think the max you can go on a 351W is like a 408? maybe bigger
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Since the M and 400 use the same bellhousing pattern as the 460, it might be cheaper to swap in a good used 460.
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Wouldn't the obvious be using the 400 crank?
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Wouldn't the obvious be using the 400 crank?
That's what I would have thought.
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Its just a thought, since the 351M supposedly uses a 351W crank, couldn't you use a stroker 351W crank to stroke his 351M too.
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I thought the 351m and the 351c were the same big block design

and the 351w was a small block?
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The 351m is the same block as the 400, it has a taller deck than a 351c, uses the 460 bellhousing and has different mounts. The 400 crankshaft fits in with no modifications, you just need to put 400 pistons as well.
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Or just find a 400 to rebuild while you're driving with the 351. I would think that you could find one cheap.

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The 351M is actually a 400 block with 400 rods a 351W crank and special 351M pistons. The 351M is kind of a hodge podge of parts slapped together. Technically the 351M and 400 are apart of the 335 series of engines, this includes the 351C, they are neither small blocks or big blocks. As for stroking a 351M the easiest way would be to find a 400 crank and buy new 400 pistons.
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actualy you are all wrong exept for that one guy...the 351M has 351C heads a 400 block 400 crank 400 pistons a single plain intake. and there is one kit that can modify the 351M to a 383 but unfortunitly i cant remember who makes it.
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actualy you are all wrong exept for that one guy...the 351M has 351C heads a 400 block 400 crank 400 pistons a single plain intake. and there is one kit that can modify the 351M to a 383 but unfortunitly i cant remember who makes it.


How hard is to understand the 335 Series Engine Family?

Why spend money on a crank kit when FORD has already done the work for you?
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I guess it is kind of difficult to understand the 335 series of Ford engines. I personally stay away from them these days. I use to be a big 351C fan but finding a good builder is kind of tough and parts are expensive. The 400 in my truck has been replaced with a 460 and I could not be any happier. The 351M can be easily stroked to a 400 by using a 400 crank and pistons. The 400 cranks use to be in demand when the first 351W were being stroked. They would take a 400 crank and use Chrysler 360 rods and special piston and make a 427. The 351M did use a 351W crank in it, it might have different casting numbers but it is still a 351W crank.
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