Engine 351c Build

Discussion in 'Classic Mustang Specific Tech' started by crane550, Nov 7, 2012.


  1. crane550

    crane550 Member

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    Hey Folks,

    I am not going to be another "how do I build 500hp for cheap" thread.

    Here is my situation: I have a 2v 351 Cleveland that I would like to build to be a nice streetable car. The engine is a runner, but it needs a rebuid from the bottom up. I would like to add a bit of performance to it above stock, and obviously get as much out of it as I can without going nuts on it.

    Here is what I have: 2v heads, Edelbrock Performer 2V intake, Edelbrock 650-700 (I think) 4v carb, Hooker 1 3/4" long tube headers. I would like to use these components. My question is, with a decent cam to match these components, how am I looking for power? Any guesses? Also, if I was going to put a bit more into beyond that, what would the next step be?

    Budget is looking like this at the moment:

    $400 rebuild kit- eBay. I have had good luck with RedLine kits on several other rebuilds.
    $200 Crane Cams- Partly I like the name....hmmm....wonder why. If they have something that will be a good fit great- if not oh well I will get something else.
    $??? Machine work- I know this is pricey.

    So that is where I am at. Thanks!
     
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  2. rbohm

    rbohm Founding Member

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    with your combination, a proper cam selection should get you up around 350-375hp easy.
     
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