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  • Posted June 5, 2013

    The Ford 351 Cleveland engine - it takes me back to the days of

    The Ford 351 Cleveland engine - it takes me back to the days of muscle cars with their big block engines, manual transmissions, bucket seats, big tires and laying rubber when the light turns green. I saw plenty of Ford 351 Windsors, Chevy's with the 327 and 396 engines, and Plymouth's with the 383 engine, but seeing a stock 351 Cleveland was far and few between.

    Now you can build one from the ground up. George Reid has written a new book for SA Design called Ford 351 Cleveland Engines - How to build for Max Performance. The book covers the 351 Cleveland and its variations - the 351M and 400M, and it is packed with a wealth of knowledge.

    If you are planing to build a street car or race car with the 351C engine, you need a copy of this book. This book begins with the history of the 351C and building basics. The rest of the book covers the block, rotating assembly,lubrication, cylinder heads, camshaft and valve train, induction, ignition and exhaust. It ends with break-in and tuning and power builds. Each section is covered in great detail and includes specifications, tolerances, and countless tips to help find more power and pitfalls to avoid. It is also full of color pictures which can be a huge help when building an engine. This book is a must have resource for the hobbyist or professional that is planning a 351C build.

    I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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