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View Poll Results: Pick between a Fod 351w or Chevy 350 2 bolt main
Ford 351w 18 36.73%
Chevy 350 2 bolt 31 63.27%
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:18 PM
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hey, i just want to see what kind of people we have out there and if anyone thinks like me.
There are ALL kinds of people out there. I, for one, can safely say that I do not think anything like you. Or anyone else for that matter. As far as preference of motors goes, I like windsors. And 350's. My 350 powered 73 blazer has demonstrated as much dependability, driveability, power, blah blah as the 351 windsor in my 69 stang ever did. Just my opinion, SISIW, mikey.

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Stock 351w blocks are capable of 440 cubic inches with off the shelf parts and withstand 750 H.P.
There is no comparison to a 350 chevy.
If you have built more then one of these engines you would know that this is not a true statement... Go over to the hard core 5.0 forum and post that your building a stock block 750hp 351 windsor and those guys will laugh you right out of the place.... at 750 hp it will break the webs.... if you find a old 70's era block you might get away with it for awile as long as you never ring it......

How many 750 hp 351 windsors have you built????

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I will have to backup K-star 100% We have a 351 .030 605 hp and we have the customer pull the pan very 150-170 runs to check the main webbing for cracks up the mains to the cam bearings. The first time it was really ugly!!!
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ya another ford vs. chevy thread ford bashing here we go...... j/k

i chose chevy b/c of the endless parts interchange ability and availability not too minchen the price to build. and also because....well i just love my chevy's

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I will have to backup K-star 100% We have a 351 .030 605 hp and we have the customer pull the pan very 150-170 runs to check the main webbing for cracks up the mains to the cam bearings. The first time it was really ugly!!!
Yea my first time was seeing the aftermath of a dyno winning this battle.... It was really odd all the main caps were still attached to the block casting and all still spun on the crank...it was crazy and made one heck of a mess.....

I build chevy, ford and mopar engines. They all have good points and bad... most of it winds up being a preference..... Nothing more...


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Ford or Chevy?

Which one is better depends on your priorities.

Looking at a small-block Chevy, it's obvious that it was designed as a single-carb engine for everyone. On the other hand, looking at the Fords, it is easy to wonder if they weren't pretending to design a naturally aspirated multi-carb race engine.

The Chevy has the intake ports set-up in pairs instead of evenly spaced, so it is very well set-up for a single carb -especially with a single-plane manifold (the runner lengths will be almost the same). Also, if forced-induction is the priority, the Chevy is easier again, because of the distributor location -no crab-cap required or anything like that. If Ford was thinking, they would have put the distributor at an angle like a Buick or big-block Dodge.

Also, I think Chevys have a stronger oil pump / distributor drive. I know one guy that had a couple of distributor drives break on his Ford (too much silicone rubber in the system from whoever worked on it last) while I have never heard of that on a Chevy.

I prefer Chevys because that is what I have standardized on (cheap interchangable parts), but I must say I don't like their thin wall heads much -too easy to crack with propane / brutal driving.
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