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    Default 351 CLeveland in 1971 240Z

    Hey guys,
    A co-worker of mine was telling me about how hes rebuilding a show truck and how he had a 351 Cleveland that came originally in the truck, and he said he wants to get rid of it. I heard that small block ford motors fit awesome in the engine bays of Z's, but would a 351 Cleveland? And has anyone done it to their car, so I can get some tips?
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    You might want to ask that one over at hybridz.org
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    I don't have an account over there, from what I've noticed a lot people on this forum have a lot of knowledge on just about everything.

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    351 Clevelands are great engines.However,they have the dimensions of a big block and weigh a ton.The car would wallow like a pig thru turns.

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    I thought that the 351 Cleveland was a "big" block, or at least was bigger than the 289/302/351 "Windsor" motor. I remember that the engine had a cult following when I was a kid, particularly after Ford discontinued selling it in the U.S. and moved the production line to Australia.

    But as Exdamyankee said, the real experts on V8 conversions are over at hybridz.org
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    The Cleveland is still considered a small block.The FE & the 385 series(429/460) are Fords big blocks.Putting a SBC in a Z actually improves weight bias.A Cleveland would send to to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zman71 View Post
    I don't have an account over there, from what I've noticed a lot people on this forum have a lot of knowledge on just about everything.
    It'll take you 2 minutes to set up a user account there. Classiczcars has a TON of talent, as does zcar.com. BUT, the undisputed masters of all things V8-related reside over at hybridz. If you can jam it under the hood of a Z, it's been done by somebody over there.

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