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I learned a valuable lesson this weekend, on my 351 windsor.

Apparently Ford did some major changes on the depth of their water pumps, and pulleys "offsets" after 1969.

My 68 Torino had power steering, and air, so it had a 4 bolt dampener on it when I bought it. Little did I know it had a 1972 engine. Apparently before 1969 it would have been a 3 bolt dampener if my research is correct.

I just bought a rebuilt 1971 engine from a local shop "but" it has truck parts on it and that throws a monkey wrench into things as well. I have both 3 bolt and 4 bolt dampeners, and right and let outlet water pumps and several pulleys. I would be good to go if I put the original stuff back on it but I am going to a passenger side outlet for my water pump (factory style) and that is the problem.

I was putting it back together an adding the accessories to it only to find out that the fan pulley does not line up with the crank pulley and so on.

Now I am faced with more research and measuring. Some of the aftermarket sites help because they give you the little tidbits of when the years are changing. I have also found sites like fortification, and mustagTek.

I may be faced with paying March $250 for a matched set in order to get this done, not sure yet.

Joe
 

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the balancer , water pump(passenger side water inlet) , pulleys are the same as 289-302 to 1969. you should be able to find tons of pulleys if you use the pre 1970 3 bolt balancer setup. you will also need a 1969 351w alternator bracket that bolts to head. ..............if you go with the 4 bolt balancer(water pump inlet on drivers side) you will need to use the 1970 up 302-351W water pump, pulleys and the 1970-up 351w alternator bracket that bolts to the head and is different from the 69 bracket. you will need to be sure the flywheel/flexplate and balancer is for a 289 or 351w. all 289 & 351w engines have a 28oz counter balance. about 1982(+-) ford started using a 50oz balancer and flywheel for the 302. all 3 bolt balancers are 28oz. 4 bolt balancers can be either. i'v ben building mustangs since 1973. i have a 68 torino with a 392w in it. i use the 4 bolt balancer setup.
 

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the balancer , water pump(passenger side water inlet) , pulleys are the same as 289-302 to 1969. you should be able to find tons of pulleys if you use the pre 1970 3 bolt balancer setup. you will also need a 1969 351w alternator bracket that bolts to head. ..............if you go with the 4 bolt balancer(water pump inlet on drivers side) you will need to use the 1970 up 302-351W water pump, pulleys and the 1970-up 351w alternator bracket that bolts to the head and is different from the 69 bracket. you will need to be sure the flywheel/flexplate and balancer is for a 289 or 351w. all 289 & 351w engines have a 28oz counter balance. about 1982(+-) ford started using a 50oz balancer and flywheel for the 302. all 3 bolt balancers are 28oz. 4 bolt balancers can be either. i'v ben building mustangs since 1973. i have a 68 torino with a 392w in it. i use the 4 bolt balancer setup.
Thanks, very good details to know!
 
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