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Old 02-07-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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Ok

Im uprgrading my engine in my car Ive made several posts about it.
Should I go with the 302 or 351 windsor?
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:16 AM   #2
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:30 AM   #3
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I have a 1973 comet with a 250 straight 6.
Looking for an engine swap should I look for a 302 or 351 windsor are there advantages to either motor?
Thanks

Sorry I was pretty undescriptive on the question if there anything else you need to know ask.
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:09 PM   #4
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The 351 is the better choice in this case. It's basically the same engine as the 302, using the same (and in yoru case available factory) motor mounts. the bigger cubes give you more power at the same price point. It IS a tiny bit wider and taller, but in the Maverick/Comet, that's not an issue.

Personally, I'd find a way of stuffing a 460 in there, but that's just me.
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:37 PM   #5
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The 351 is the better choice in this case. It's basically the same engine as the 302, using the same (and in yoru case available factory) motor mounts. the bigger cubes give you more power at the same price point. It IS a tiny bit wider and taller, but in the Maverick/Comet, that's not an issue.

Personally, I'd find a way of stuffing a 460 in there, but that's just me.

yup, thats the way i'd go. i'd love to find a late 80's mustang and shoehorn a 460 in that.
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:16 PM   #7
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:01 PM   #8
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The 351 is the better choice in this case. It's basically the same engine as the 302, using the same (and in yoru case available factory) motor mounts. the bigger cubes give you more power at the same price point. It IS a tiny bit wider and taller, but in the Maverick/Comet, that's not an issue.

Personally, I'd find a way of stuffing a 460 in there, but that's just me.

Thanks alot Chris.
How difficult is a 460 swap?
and where would i go about finding one Im not sure im capable enough to rebuild one myself
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:29 PM   #9
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You'd have to weld in Mustang II suspension to fit a 460 in there. The 351W requires AutoKraft headers for that swap, or notching the shock towers for 302 headers.

But here's a guy to ask about the 460 into a Comet..

http://www.comet466.homestead.com/homepage.html
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:00 PM   #10
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You'd have to weld in Mustang II suspension to fit a 460 in there. The 351W requires AutoKraft headers for that swap, or notching the shock towers for 302 headers.

But here's a guy to ask about the 460 into a Comet..

http://www.comet466.homestead.com/homepage.html

So where do i find autokraft headers?
The 460 is too complicated for me besides Im not looking that much power just something that can be respectable on the street
A 351 with some engine work(if i ever get aroudn to engine work) should give me plenty of power.
What does a stock 351W produce anyways? don't have to be percise just general number will do
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So where do i find autokraft headers?
The 460 is too complicated for me besides Im not looking that much power just something that can be respectable on the street
A 351 with some engine work(if i ever get aroudn to engine work) should give me plenty of power.
What does a stock 351W produce anyways? don't have to be percise just general number will do

Don't know but the 95 Cobra R with the 351 produced 300HP and
385torque
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Stock 351Ws came in many, many flavors, from passenger car to truck, and anywhere from 150 hp up. A cheap one with mild, bolt-on parts should easily make 300 hp. Make sure you find a higher compression engine to start with, and you can use heads from any later 289/302/5.0.
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:09 PM   #13
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thanks alot chris.
How can I tell if its high compression or not?
Anythign specific too look for Ive hit some salvage places and found several decent apearing 351's.
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Personally I'd go with the 351 Cleveland, the Windsor I thought is more of a truck motor
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I thought that to

every cleveland I have ever found has been out my price range
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