|05-19-2009 08:32 AM|
|7StangG2||I have another question. What gearing should I run in the posi rear end with the c6? I think 3:73 is where its at now.. Thanks in advance.|
|05-12-2009 11:27 PM|
Thanks, dont think ill need any other questions answered really.
Im interested in knowing what some think of the setup though? 72 mustang grande, 351w, c6, 9" posi rear. I plan to stroke the 351 in the future. Is this a fair setup for the car and all? Im guessing alot would say a c4 would have been better. I heard the small block pattern c6's are rare too? Thanks.
|05-12-2009 09:36 PM|
if engine is a 351w the front dampner will be correct, the drive plate frome the 6cyl. will be In correct, so all you need is drive plat for a351w and the c6 prev post is right re 289 302sused 28oz latter 302s 50oz all351s 28oz
|05-12-2009 09:10 PM|
|7StangG2||Appreciate the good information guys. But is there any chance on using the existing flexplate? I know the balance would be right, or will it not work with the c6 from being used with c4? Im guessing it has to be the 164t count to go with the c6? If not ill go ahead and buy a new flexplate and balancer. Thanks.|
|05-12-2009 04:41 PM|
|eloc431962||The 351W is 28 oz balanced..all of them. Only the 82-up 5.0s are 50 oz balanced. Earlier 302s are 28 oz balance. Someone correct me if i am wrong. And you will need a balancer to match the weight of the flywheel. Cole|
|05-12-2009 09:34 AM|
the info i dug up states all 351 ws use 28 oz so 6cyl flex is a no, go buy a new flex plat they are cheap you then have a new gear and the correct weight. cliff
|05-12-2009 01:45 AM|
|7StangG2||Yes, I will look into the year when I get a chance, the cars not with me right now. Im wondering if it matters for the balance though. Ive read elsewhere all 351w's have the 28oz but looking to confirm. Thanks.|
|05-11-2009 09:50 PM|
|eloc431962||Look above where the starter bolts at. Those #s will tell you what year your motor is . Cole|
|05-11-2009 08:58 PM|
The swap still isnt done but its getting there, just starting now. I need one thing cleared up though - flexplates. The c6 thats replacing my mustangs c4 was behind a straight six. Im not sure what year my windsor is or if it matters. But im thinking I need a 28oz 164tooth flexplate for the 351/c6 setup, from looking around at information. Can someone confirm this? Heres what I was looking at on ebay. Is this what I need? Thanks in advance.
|01-13-2009 01:12 PM|
Man, you guys are making this really really tough.
See post 20,
all you have to do is move the heater hose and look, or look on any of the 4 corners of the engine for obvious 1" or zero deck height, or as Woodz said, the rear of the block.
I have seen many many of each.
To me the picture looks like a W because of the intake manifold width, but I wouldn't bet my life on a picture, it is hard to see the 1.4 inches wider.
Here's a 5.0/302 short deck block picture. It is obvious the deck height is at the water pump boss.
I am still trying to find a tall deck picture.
|01-13-2009 08:49 AM|
|Irelands child||Pull a valve cover - many have the engine size cast on the surface. Pull the distributor - a 351 has a 5/16" drive while a 302 has a 1/4" drive.|
|01-12-2009 07:57 PM|
Because they look virtually identical, 351W engines (so named because they are built in the Windsor engine plant) are often mistakenly identified as a 289 or 302. In fact, the 351W is based on an entirely different block that is stouter and has greater deck height than the 289/302 (289/302 is 8.206 inches while the 351 is 9.480 inches for '69-70 and 9.503 for '71-current). However, both series of engines use the same bore spacing and the bolt patterns are the same, so 289/302/351 heads will interchange. But, because the increased deck height puts the heads further apart, the 351W requires a unique intake manifold.
Other differences between these similar-looking engines are main bearing diameters (289/302s measure 2.25 inches, 351Ws are 3 inches); slightly larger rod journals (2.1232 inches compared to 2.311 inches), and the the fact that the 351W uses a longer connecting rod (5.956 inches compared to 5.1550 inches for the 289 and 5.0900 inches for the 302).
When swapping parts between these engines, the most confusion surrounds the camshafts. Camshafts will interchange, but the 351W has a different firing order (1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8) compared to the 289/302 (1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8). Compounding the situation, the '82-and-later 302 HO engines use the 351W firing order.hope this helps.
|01-12-2009 07:35 PM|
|01-12-2009 05:53 PM|
You will also notice in the shot of the rear of the 302..the lower manifold surface is the same as the top of the bellhousing flange just like the front is.
Since it is apparently a bone stock engine any one of several numbers that are easily visible would also pinpoint what it is...the intake manifold has #s cast on top...the 351W would be a minimum of a C9 casting, the dist. has a number stamped on it that is easily visible, the carb has a tag, but it could have been changed( though it doesn't appear to) so there are some easy access #s that several members could taranslate for you.
|01-12-2009 04:52 PM|
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