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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2004, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Okay opening up a can of warms (and i guess there really isnt a right answer) but what would you guys recommed for a 67 mustang street/strip. I know 302 is lighter, 351w is stronger, 351c is expenisive. But im thinking, 302/351w is boring, 351c has the cool factor. CHI makes great heads, headers are easy to come by. What do you guys think, pros, cons, etc.
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I would have to say if you want to go w/ the cool factor, I would definitely go with the Cleveland. It is a powerhouse and is probably the best looking engine Ford ever made. Also, when you say Cleveland, there are still plenty of people out there who respect what that motor is. "Dude, he's got a Cleveland in there!"
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I'd also go with the Cleveland. A built 351c 4v or one with the new CHI or AFD heads would be hard to beat. In a littler car like that, I think it would just flat out fly. But I'm sure this will bring a lot of discussion. One problem you will have with the Cleveland is, TRACTION! But that can dealt with later

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I am looking at a 67 with a Cleveland in it it has a basically stock bottom end with a little more cam than stock, and it is a a 4V with the small chamber heads it sounds great and the slips are showing mid 11's consistently not bad with MT DOT's I really like it, there are winsor's everywhere, the sound of a Cleveland is very distinct

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If you think a 351c in a 67 is fun, just think about the possibilies of a 408c
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Cleveland all the way. Even the diehard Chevy guys perk up at the word "Cleveland"

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I have a Cleveland in my 68. I have yet to fire it up since the straight six that was in there. However I am hoping in a week or two. Defiantly go Cleveland.

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Okay opening up a can of warms (and i guess there really isnt a right answer) but what would you guys recommed for a 67 mustang street/strip. I know 302 is lighter, 351w is stronger, 351c is expenisive. But im thinking, 302/351w is boring, 351c has the cool factor. CHI makes great heads, headers are easy to come by. What do you guys think, pros, cons, etc.
So do a c head on a W and have the best of both worlds.
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put a c head on a w and have the best of both worlds.
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Let me think about that one a minute... The C takes a bit more "thinkin'", but it's a very cool motor and runs like the ****ens. I'm low 12's (7.79 1/8 ) with 3200 lbs race weight and the engine is mild as heck. There are lots of 302's with more cam and stall than I've got. And when you open the hood - it's "Fear Factor - GM Edition".






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