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There is no SMALL BLOCK/BIG BLOCK descriptions in FORD Corporate lingo gentleman. They are catagorized by Engine Families.
Exactly...always cracks me up to hear 351 big block...itc etc. they are familys like stated earlierKULTULZ said:There is no SMALL BLOCK/BIG BLOCK descriptions in FORD Corporate lingo gentleman. They are catagorized by Engine Families.
351M has a 4.00 inch stroke thats why its called 351modified400.........im a little disapointed in youbates_k said:You're obviously a Chevy guy, and you don't have a firm
grip on math, right? So what is the bore and stroke of
I'll try to use small words so you'll understand, there
are no "big" or "small" block Fords, there designations
are by engine family, Windsors, 335s, 385s, FEs, FTs,
MELs and Modular for the families we are interested
in. Now for the hard part, the late (post '65)Windsors
and 335 series engines share a common bore size and
spacing, meaning you can use the heads from a 335 on
a Windsor block, and vise-versa after preforming a few
Oh, and the 351M has a 3.50" stroke, the FE352 also has
a 3.50" stroke, its the 400 that has a 4" stroke...
HUNH!runn141 said:351M has a 4.00 inch stroke thats why its called 351modified400.........im a little disapointed in you
YOU'RE CONFUSED!?mtnmankev said:Now I'm confused. Will a 400 bolt to my AOD tranny ??
Amen brother, preach on, Amen. :thumbup:KULTULZ said:HUNH!
The 351M is a destroked 400 (notice no M). It was designed this way to replace the 351C for passenger car/light truck service.
For the FINAL TIME...
The W,C and M descriptions are meant to allow one to differentiate between the three engine series (actually two) with the same engine displacements. How the FE 352 got into this I will never know. It has no bearing on the discussion.
Please stick to your Ghetto Machines and stay away from a subject you have little obvious knowledge in.
This cannot be this confusing gentlemen...
Being different is part of the fun. And the 400 was fun in a car, my dad had a 73 Ford with a 400 that I loved to borrow. The guys on the truck boards have some good 400 tips.QuenchPiston said:I could just see all the bent face looks and "why did you do that?" questions if someone popped the hood on a mustang with one of those warmed over 400's sitting in the engine bay. I have a hard time believing the wives tales that a warmed over 400 for street duty is no good. I believe that 400 has the longest stroke of any Ford V8 produced pre mod engine.