What is the 79 351winsor HP and how can I get more

Asked by Oct 30, 2013 at 09:25 PM about the 1967 Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Windsor_engine

1,170

for the money you cant beat nitrous oxide. No internal engine mods,no lose of driveability and an extra 100 horses when you want it

7,015

Changing to a Holley or an Edelbrock carburator with an Edelbrock "Performer" aluminum intake manifold should get you about 25-35 extra horse power. Add an "Accel" Super coil and Accel brand plug wires will get you another 15-20 HP. Adding exhaust headers with dual exhaust and an "H" pipe will give you another 35-40 HP. Adding an underdrive pulley setup will give you another 25 HP. Get rid of the engine driven fan blade and install an electric fan setup and that will give you another 10 or so H.P.. Adding high-perormance Ford GT-40 cylinder heads will give you around 50-75 HP. All these add-ons will increase Horse Power and will also increase gas mileage if you keep your foot out of it but the easiest and most popular add-ons are an aluminum manifold, 4 bbl carb and a set of headers with dual exhaust and free-flowing mufflers for a total of about 100HP. Good Luck, Kenny / MrBlueOval.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
1,425

Factory horsepower was rated at 160 for the 351W. That is with the factory 2 bbl carburetor and single 2 inch exhaust. There are things to do for improved performance and fuel economy, though. First, get rid of the single exhaust! It is horrible. Go with a good, mandrel bent 2 1/4 inch dual exhaust with DynoFlow or FlowMaster DeltaFlow mufflers. This gains you about 20 horsepower and 4 to 5 mpg. Second, ditch the 2 bbl carb and intake. Put on an Edelbrock Performer intake and SQUARE BORE Performer 4 bbl carburetor. This gains you about 10 horsepower, 20 lb/ft of torque, and another 3 or 4 mpg. Third, if you are into doing more major work, you can put the late-80s 351W cam and lifters. This gains you about 10 horsepower more, plus a good jump in torque. Keep in mind, this changes the firing order. Do these, and you well easily hit 200 horsepower, and getting on for 400 ft/lb of torque, plus gain you fuel economy. Set up right, you can easily expect about 25 miles to the U.S. gallon out of the car. If you switch to a mechanical AOD transmission (an almost direct bolt in), you can coax an additional 10 mpg out of the old girl. 35 miles to the gallon on the highway is not bad at all.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Galaxie

Looking for a Used Galaxie in your area?

CarGurus has 106 nationwide Galaxie listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Galaxie Experts

  • #1
    MrBlueOval
    Reputation
    570
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    170
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
563 Great Deals out of 36,556 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fairlane
73 listings
Used Chevrolet Impala
555 Great Deals out of 35,109 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Torino
41 listings
Used Ford Thunderbird
20 Great Deals out of 1,055 listings starting at $6,998
Used Chevrolet Camaro
468 Great Deals out of 31,526 listings starting at $3,550
Used Lincoln Continental
17 Great Deals out of 3,521 listings starting at $34,204
Used Ford Falcon
41 listings
Used Buick LeSabre
8 Great Deals out of 1,713 listings starting at $999
Used Ford LTD
24 listings
Used Chevrolet Bel Air
250 listings starting at $72,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
196 Great Deals out of 18,735 listings starting at $3,850
Used Ford Bronco
198 listings

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.