The quickest way to identify a Ford 351 Windsor engine is to count the number of bolts on the valve covers. The valve covers are located on the top of the engine, one on either side of the air cleaner, and each will have six bolts.
What is a Fox body car?
A Fox Body Mustang is a Mustang produced anywhere from 1979 to 1993. It doesn’t matter if it’s a coupe, convertible, or a hatch. It also doesn’t matter what engine it has either, or transmission. As long as it’s between the ages of 1979 and 1993, it’s a Fox Body.
How do I know what Ford engine I have?
Locate the ID tag under coil attaching bolts for six-cylinder and some eight-cylinder engines. The tag is a series of numbers and letters etched in and used to decipher the year, make, and model of you engine. It is found underneath the bolts on the left or right side of the engine, near the front of the car.
Which Ford 351 is the best?
The 351W is the one with the better oil system, but it has 3″ mains. The 351/400 Midland is too large you would have too much cutting to fit plus they use a very large bell housing on to trans. The 351 Cleveland will fit, but it would be tight, same goes for the 351 Windsor. The Windsor would be a good choice.
How do you tell the difference between a 302 and a 351 Windsor?
Visual Difference The 351 blocks were as much as 1.300 in. taller to allow for a longer Stroke . You can spot the difference pretty easily by looking at the front of the engine. On a 302 (or smaller c.i.d.) blocks, the distributor mount is almost flush with the top of the block (where the intake sits).
How can I tell how old my Ford engine is?
To positively identify a Ford engine, a combination of methods is required. These include comparing the engine number and the crankshaft casting number, or counting bolts on the valve cover and looking for the engine displacement stamped on the cylinder head, etc.
Is the Ford 400 a good engine?
A well maintained 400 can last as good as any Ford engine. When Ford first started installing them in cars and trucks they unfortunately didn’t live very long in my area. The locals were used to regularly winding up their Windsor small blocks and their big blocks with no problems.