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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, 05:16 AM
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TAKE YOUR PICK/ FORD 351w or CHEVY 350 2 bolt main

hey, i just want to see what kind of people we have out there and if anyone thinks like me.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:39 AM
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Whenever there is a suitable alternative available I will always use it rather than the small block Chevy. As a matter of fact, I would create an alternative before I use a small block Chevy.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:58 AM
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based on the fact aht windsors are more durable ad chevy's are boring- 351. And to think I'm a GM guy.
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Im A Chevy guy threw and threw because of the cheap upgrades that can be made and everything around my place is chevys and 350 at that
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Windsor....huge bearing surface, well designed oiling + damn near indestructible bottom end. Add a set of decent heads & 350-400 hp without a lot of fuss
They will not rpm (in complete stock form) like a smallblock chevy, but who cares...built right, they are plenty quick, stuff one in a truck & have sufficient grunt to pull anything ya want
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Im A Chevy guy threw and threw because of the cheap upgrades that can be made and everything around my place is chevys and 350 at that

Due to the requirements to upgrade everything on a chevy 350 to prevent them from eating themselves- almost anything else is a pretty good choice.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:22 AM
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I don't know about eating themselves.....

lets see..... GM cast 3.48 stroke crank,production gm 5.7 rods, KB hyper slugs,production 2 bolt main Gm block.... 7000 rpm and is still together as far as I know. It pushed a 3450 lb car to MANY 6.9x 1/8(@101-102) mile passes with the help of a little giggle gas. Figure out the estimate HP numbers(by mph and weight) and you might be shocked.

guess you know what I voted for...
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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.
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Re: take-your-pick-ford-351w-chevy-350

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I'm with yah. Building a new 23T, just picked up 351W, 4SPD and 9in rearend for it. Gotta stay away from the bowtie and keep it Ford all the way.
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i like them both, but i like the 350 better. i've had bad luch with windsore's. they don't have enough head to start with.

your going to get all kinds of a$$holes saying ford's suck & chevy suck's. it's just what you like better. if either one was bad they wouldn't have been around as long as they have.

how about a mopar 340 or 360? hands down, mopar out torques them both.
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I'm a Chevy and a Ford Guy, own 1 of both. I said 351W because they have a few better things than a Chevy, the first reason being the distributor is easy to get to, they can be stroked to a 393 with little trouble and not many peoplr have them, compared to the 350.
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Chevy hands down. Relitivley cheap, easy to work on, powerful, tons of new and used parts, Fits into about anything rolling. Unlike the bloated,over rated,over priced, HEMI!

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Yawn!!!

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Agreed.... well..if I had a Ford...Id pick the 351W...if I needed a small block Chevy, I might pick the 350
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I don't know about eating themselves.....

lets see..... GM cast 3.48 stroke crank,production gm 5.7 rods, KB hyper slugs,production 2 bolt main Gm block.... 7000 rpm and is still together as far as I know. It pushed a 3450 lb car to MANY 6.9x 1/8(@101-102) mile passes with the help of a little giggle gas. Figure out the estimate HP numbers(by mph and weight) and you might be shocked.

guess you know what I voted for...
Hmmm sounds like mine, havent turned 7000 but it's been 6500 more than a few times, two bolt main and moves a 4500 lb 4x4 Blazer. Oh yeah, did I mention 9.8:1 compression with a blower??? Going on two months like that. We'll see how long it stays together.
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