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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:13 pm 
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Gday

Im trying to figure out what engine I have. Its a 351, there are 8 bolts on the rocker covers and the radiator hose comes off the top of the block via a water neck.

What do I have?

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:15 pm 
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I thought it was a Clevo when I saw it at work the other day

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:18 pm 
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Yeah so did I, but on http://www.karmustang.com/cleveland_engines.php it gives conflicting details. U know anyone that wants a brand spanking clevo chrome dipstick if the block ends up being a winsor?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:38 pm 
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Mac Winter 76XB351GS wrote:
U know anyone that wants a brand spanking clevo chrome dipstick if the block ends up being a winsor?


Yeah Benny at Repco?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:40 pm 
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your right about that site, queer, according to it based on your bolts you have clevo, but from your picture it seems windsor style top radiator hose.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:39 am 
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You have a clevo. The windsor water outlet attatches to the inlet manifold. Your water outlet is just a right angled version of the one shown on the Yankee website.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:58 am 
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there ya go mate ure dipstick will fit after all hehe
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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:40 am 
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i dont know what the confusion was about....

quickest way to tell the difference is where the thermostat housing is, block=cleveland, inlet manifold=windsor

according to the website you mentioned, you've got a clevelane......

 

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The BOSS motor was available on the 69-71 Boss Mustang only. It was basically a hipo351 windsor with big port 4v cleveland heads and a rare as hens teeth special intake manifold. Damn good cars, one of my earliest memories is of my dads HO and his brother inlaw's BOSS going for it on the Hay planes.
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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:19 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
The BOSS motor was available on the 69-71 Boss Mustang only. It was basically a hipo351 windsor with big port 4v cleveland heads and a rare as hens teeth special intake manifold. Damn good cars, one of my earliest memories is of my dads HO and his brother inlaw's BOSS going for it on the Hay planes.
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Geez the old Hay plains get a workout I used to use that road to get to see my old man in Adelaide. :roll: :P

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:22 pm 
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i dont know what the confusion was about....

quickest way to tell the difference is where the thermostat housing is, block=cleveland, inlet manifold=windsor

according to the website you mentioned, you've got a clevelane......

Also the rocker covers are totally different :roll:

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:48 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
The BOSS motor was available on the 69-71 Boss Mustang only. It was basically a hipo351 windsor with big port 4v cleveland heads and a rare as hens teeth special intake manifold. Damn good cars, one of my earliest memories is of my dads HO and his brother inlaw's BOSS going for it on the Hay planes.
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Nope, the BOSS 351 is all cleveland. It was a 4bolt cleveland block.
Only the BOSS 302 has a 302 windsor style block.
The thermostat housing on that cleveland in the picture is a late emissions style type. Only early cleve's had the vertical housing which used a bent hose.

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:48 pm 
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by looking at your pic, definately Cleveland.
Apart from the differences pointed out above, the Windsor block, (as stated above) used on boss engines is smaller than the Cleveland.
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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:33 pm 
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Here's some good pics on this site.
As you can see the engine has ally rocker covers(the type the Ford racing ones are based on) an ally intake and autolite carb. See the Ram-Air cleaner assembly also.
http://www.carmemories.com/cmem/Ford/Mu ... s/Boss+351

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Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:07 pm 
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Thanx for the help, I got to check out a clevland today and it was the same as mine. Same 90degree inlet.

 

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