Rebuilding the Ford 351 Windsor Part 2 - XW Falcon
This is the second of four parts dealing with rebuilding the 351 Windsor
Ford V8. In this chapter, we get the engine completed to long motor
stage... more measuring and checking, plus some cylinder head work but
we're on the home straight now. The fun bit of painting and final
reassembly fast approaching.
Rebuilding the Ford 351 Windsor Part 1 - XW Falcon
The engine came in bits and is re-assembled to short motor stage. This was
originally to be used in a Mustang project, but was shelved in
favour of a Dart small block. So I grabbed it for the Falcon. We don't have
an engine reconditioning room, but all is going well.
1923 Ford T-bucket Rod 351 Windsor V8 and a C4 Auto
351c.i. 4BBL Windsor V8, Automatic (C-4) Transmission, Ford 8in Rear w/
3.80 Gear Ratio, Front Disc Brakes, Walker Radiator w/ Elec. Fan, Lokar
Shifter, Turn Signals, Windshield Wipers, Faria Classic Style Gauges,
Custom Black Vinyl Interior, Seat Belts, Emergency Brake, Blue Dot Tail
Lights, EZ Wiring & Fuse Block, Performance Intake & Carb, Color Keyed
Steel Wheels w/ Baby Moon Chrome Hubcaps, Firestone Fire Hawk Radial Tires,
Titled as a 23 Ford Roadster, Ceramic Coated Headers & Side Pipes, Very
Tastefully Built T-Bucket! Only 1,400 Miles Since Built! An Absolute Gas to
351 Ford Engine Dyno
Crazy loud and powerful! 351 Ford Engine Dyno - built by Nelson Racing
Engines - www.NelsonRacingEngines.com
Ford 351 Windsor Small Block Engine - Water in Oil Mystery
Behind the scenes of "Basic Engine Building" DVD
A special internet only treat from the producers of the BoxWrench Series!
Basic Engine Building DVD - Behind the Scenes: Small Block Ford 351 Windsor
We gonna show you some never before seen footage from the filthy Ford 351W
we pulled out of a boat. BoxWrench Director Brent Bye recaps the story of
discovering the engines problem and what ensued as the tear down process
Basically salt water was leaking into a cylinder head thru some hidden
steel water plugs that only these small block 351 W motors have. Being a
marine engine they needed to be replaced with rust proof brass plugs. After
running for 5 years the water eroded holes straight thru them. Water
pressurized from the water pump was squirting into the cylinder heads right
onto the rocker arms, valves and valve springs, ultimately all the way down
to the oil pan and crankcase. It all made out for a surprising tear down.
This particular Ford 351 Windsor marine motor was fully rebuild on camera
in the "Basic Engine Building" DVD. Even a catastrophic blown engine like
this can be rebuilt with the proper knowledge and tools. The BoxWrench
Series is designed to give you that knowledge and let you have fun with it.
The full DVD with all of the interactive menus, Tools section and engine
Glossary terms is available here...
New Transmission DVDs and a Differential Rebuilding DVD just added.
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