Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Re: 1969 351w build advice needed for a novice
I'm happy with the XE cam in my 351W, it runs well and sounds nice. This build sounds an awful lot like mine, stock long block with the stock heads rebuilt and set up with parts to match the cam. We used the complete kit from Comp and Magnum roller tip rockers and Magnum push rods. I just used a Performer intake and a Holley Street Avenger carb. I also kept the stock distributor and installed a Pertronix Ignitor II module. You definitely want new oil, water and fuel pumps and timing set. You can get a high volume oil pump if you wish, but standard should be fine.
1970 XL, 351W originally 2V, now 4V
670 Street Avenger, Edlebrock Performer intake, Comp XE262H, Flowtech Headers