Produced by Ford Motor Company from 1969 through 1997, the Ford 351 cubic inch engine, also known as the "Ford 351W" or “Ford 351C” was a favorite V8 engine of the North American Ford line. Appearing in such models as the Ford Mustang, Ford full size cars and trucks, Jeep-brand Wagoneer, and Ski Nautique ski boats, the Ford 351 also was the engine of choice for the mid-engine Pantera sports car in the 1970s.
Introduced in 1969, the 351 c.i. “Windsor” (351W) was rated between 250 and 290 stock horsepower with a 3.5 inch stroke in a 335 small block. In 1970, the 351 "Cleveland" (351C) was introduced primarily for the Ford Mustang. The majority of 351 Cleveland engines are 2 barrel carburetor versions with low compression, although the rare “Boss 351C”, produced only in 1971, was rated at 330 base horsepower. At the end of the 1974 model year, Ford ceased production of the 351C “Cleveland” design at the Cleveland, Ohio plant. Production of the immensely popular 351W “Windsor” continued until 1997 when the Windsor, Ontario plant was closed.
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