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Build for high performance with the 351 Cleveland

Ford 351 Cleveland coverBuild for high performance with the 351 Cleveland
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With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make building or modifying these engines affordable.
Ford 351 Cleveland Engines: How to Build for Max Performance reviews the history and variations of the 351 Cleveland and Ford’s related engines as well as building for great street performance or competition. Ford’s 351 Cleveland was designed to be a ‘mid-sized’ V-8 engine, and was developed for higher performance use upon its launch in late 1969 for the 1970 models. This unique design proved itself under the hood of Ford’s Mustang, among other high performance cars. The Cleveland engine addressed the major shortcoming of the Windsor engines that preceded it, namely cylinder head air flow. The Windsor engines just couldn’t be built at the time to compete effectively with the strongest GM and Mopar small blocks offerings, and the Cleveland engine was the answer to that problem. Unfortunately, the Cleveland engine was introduced at the end of Detroit’s muscle car era, and the engine, in pure Cleveland form, was very short lived. It did continue on as a low compression passenger car and truck engine in the form of the 351M and 400M, which in their day, offered little in the way of excitement. George Reid has been a Ford enthusiast for more than 30 years. He enjoys restoring and building Fords. Reid has written a number of books for CarTech including High-Performance Ford Engine Parts Interchange, How to Build Big- Inch Ford Small Blocks, How to Rebuild & Modify Ford C4 & C6 Automatic Transmissions and others.
The 8.5 x 11” softbound book (ISBN: 978-1-61325-048-8) features 144 pages packed with 450 color photos.