what is the difference between the cleveland and windsor engines and how do you tell the differece just looking in the compartment

Asked by Dec 07, 2014 at 11:50 AM about the Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

passenger door doesn't open, has new tires,won' start, says it needs solenoid which is on
the wall, right? been sitting almost a yr. needs paint and alot of tlc(tender loving care).
how do i tell difference between cleveland and windsor easily by just looking. also idea on
what to offer

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351 W is a small block engine, 351 C is a big block (small big block Family) engine Identification of the 351W & 351C is easy. The 'W' has 5 bolt valve covers and the radiator upper hose connects to the intake manifold. The 'C' has 8 bolt valve covers and the upper radiator hose does not connect to the intake manifold.


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