Would a 351 Windsor fit into a 1962 ford falcon without having to cut and weld anything?

Originally thought about dropping a 302 into the ford falcon, but recently came across a 351 Windsor and was wondering if it would fit without cutting and welding anything.

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  • 3 years ago
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    I don't see why not, as Ford Motor Company built the 351 Windsor as an upgrade for older 335 and 351 Cleveland, as well as some 302 Windsor, applications. 10.5" reclutches should be readily available for all of the above, and the 302W and 351W take the same bellhousings (the 351W requires an "unbalance" flywheel for the additional stroke, but the bolt patterns on the crankshaft rear are identical). Richmond/Beloit manufactures an upgrade five-speed that requires only a slightly shorter propshaft and perhaps a crossmember bump to anchor properly to the frame (the five has about a foot on the Borg-Warner T-10); it'll use the stock bellhousing and flywheel.

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  • 3 years ago

    I don't know if engine mounts or anything are any physically different, because many cars like Mustangs were available with either a 302 or 351. The 351w uses 302 heads (351c uses 400 heads).

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  • 3 years ago

    Yes shouldn't be very little if any difference between 302 and 351w.

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