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Was about an hour out in a no name place and spotted a brown 71-72 4dr post LTD in a little shed next to a old house had a quick look and it looks very straight but all the dust says it hasn't moved for awhile so I am going back Thursday with some tools fuel and cash. Are these models Clevelands or do they have 400s in them I could google it but you guys are more fun.

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In 1971 and depending on the model selected the engine line up would be: 240 6cyl, 302 2bl, 351w 2bl, 390 2bl (very early production and have only seen ONE), 400M 2bl, 429 2bl, and 429 4bl. The 429's were called Thunderjets.

In 1972 with emissions requirements tightening up, the 240, 302, and 429 2bl were dropped leaving the 351W 2bl, 400M 2bl, and the 429 4bl to "Battle".

Some claim to have seen 351 C's in these cars, but I worked at a Ford dealership from 1975-2013 and NEVER saw the first 351C in any of them. (That being said someone will now send in a picture of a production installed 351C in a pre 1975 big Ford) LOL In fact the county and city police depts had some non-Police Interceptor Fords that had 351W's in place of the 429's. So the 351C wasn't even used for that application.

In 1975 the LTD's started showing up with a mix of 351M and 351W's.

Hope this helps you some!

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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In 1971 and depending on the model selected the engine line up would be: 240 6cyl, 302 2bl, 351w 2bl, 390 2bl (very early production and have only seen ONE), 400M 2bl, 429 2bl, and 429 4bl. The 429's were called Thunderjets.

In 1972 with emissions requirements tightening up, the 240, 302, and 429 2bl were dropped leaving the 351W 2bl, 400M 2bl, and the 429 4bl to "Battle".

Some claim to have seen 351 C's in these cars, but I worked at a Ford dealership from 1975-2013 and NEVER saw the first 351C in any of them. (That being said someone will now send in a picture of a production installed 351C in a pre 1975 big Ford) LOL In fact the county and city police depts had some non-Police Interceptor Fords that had 351W's in place of the 429's. So the 351C wasn't even used for that application.

In 1975 the LTD's started showing up with a mix of 351M and 351W's.

Hope this helps you some!

 

My Dad had a 72 LTD with a 351C 2V back in the day.

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And a good buddy of mine owns a '71 ragtop with the elusive 390, buckets, console and all power equipment.

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Just thought its Right hand drive so if its a local variant from back in the day it will all most certainly be a 351 clevo. Should know for sure tomorrow

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Yeah Luke, more than likely an Aussie assembled one, they came with either the 351 2V Cleveland or the 400's, but no locally assembled ones were fitted with big blocks. There's a beautiful wild violet one with white trim that's a local car, original owners from new, looks like it just came from the show room, absolutely stunning car.

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The following information was provided by my friend, Adrian Clements.

 

For the 1971 model year, the Ford full-size cars with the H-code 351-2V engine were a mix of both Windsor and Cleveland engines (predominantly Windsors), while the Mercury full-size cars and Meteors with the H-code 351-2V engine were all Windsor engines.

 

For the 1972 model year, the Ford full-size cars with the H-code 351-2V engine were a mix of both Windsor and Cleveland engines (predominantly Windsors), while the Mercury full-size cars with the H-code 351-2V engine were all Cleveland engines, and the Meteors with the H-code 351-2V engine were almost entirely Windsor engines.

 

1. Of the 924,112 Ford full-size cars built during the 1971 model year, a total of 438,366 had the H-code 351-2V engine. Those 438,366 351-2V engines were composed of 410,353 Windsor engines and 28,013 Cleveland engines.

 

2. Of the 162,352 Mercury full-size cars built during the 1971 model year, a total of 11,497 had the H-code 351-2V engine, all of which were Windsor engines.

 

3. Of the 18,251 Meteor (Canadian) full-size cars built during the 1971 model year, a total of 10,183 had the H-code 351-2V engine, all of which were Windsor engines.

 

4. Of the 816,822 Ford full-size cars built during the 1972 model year, a total of 310,263 had the H-code 351-2V engine. Those 310,263 351-2V engines were composed of 251,209 Windsor engines and 59,054 Cleveland engines.

 

5. Of the 174,155 Mercury full-size cars built during the 1972 model year, a total of 8,646 had the H-code 351-2V engine, all of which were Cleveland engines.

 

6. Of the 15,281 Meteor (Canadian) full-size cars built during the 1972 model year, a total of 11,066 had the H-code 351-2V engine. Those 11,066 351-2V engines were composed of 11,049 Windsor engines and 17 Cleveland engines.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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The following information was provided by my friend, Adrian Clements.

 

For the 1971 model year, the Ford full-size cars with the H-code 351-2V engine were a mix of both Windsor and Cleveland engines (predominantly Windsors), while the Mercury full-size cars and Meteors with the H-code 351-2V engine were all Windsor engines.

 

For the 1972 model year, the Ford full-size cars with the H-code 351-2V engine were a mix of both Windsor and Cleveland engines (predominantly Windsors), while the Mercury full-size cars with the H-code 351-2V engine were all Cleveland engines, and the Meteors with the H-code 351-2V engine were almost entirely Windsor engines.

 

1. Of the 924,112 Ford full-size cars built during the 1971 model year, a total of 438,366 had the H-code 351-2V engine. Those 438,366 351-2V engines were composed of 410,353 Windsor engines and 28,013 Cleveland engines.

 

2. Of the 162,352 Mercury full-size cars built during the 1971 model year, a total of 11,497 had the H-code 351-2V engine, all of which were Windsor engines.

 

3. Of the 18,251 Meteor (Canadian) full-size cars built during the 1971 model year, a total of 10,183 had the H-code 351-2V engine, all of which were Windsor engines.

 

4. Of the 816,822 Ford full-size cars built during the 1972 model year, a total of 310,263 had the H-code 351-2V engine. Those 310,263 351-2V engines were composed of 251,209 Windsor engines and 59,054 Cleveland engines.

 

5. Of the 174,155 Mercury full-size cars built during the 1972 model year, a total of 8,646 had the H-code 351-2V engine, all of which were Cleveland engines.

 

6. Of the 15,281 Meteor (Canadian) full-size cars built during the 1972 model year, a total of 11,066 had the H-code 351-2V engine. Those 11,066 351-2V engines were composed of 11,049 Windsor engines and 17 Cleveland engines.

 

Ray

 

 

 

 

Thanks Ray for some impressive production number info! Like I've stated in some earlier posts, I've been around Fords my whole life and worked at a Ford dealer for many years. But that doesn't make me an expert. The two different 351's had always been a source of confusion in the shop. A new tech would come in and say "I need a water pump for a 351". Of course we would say which one. Then he would come back and say engine code "H". Of course when he was told that both were "H" the Tech and Parts person were ready to climb over the counter after each other.

I knew that there were some 351C big Fords out there somewhere, we had just never had any to show up in the shop. And after looking at the "W" vs "C" production numbers I can see why. They were both really good engines. The 351W equipped non interceptor Fords the city and county ordered held up really well. (used for code enforcement, serving warrants, etc)

When Luke looks at this car and determines whether it was imported or Aussie built guess we'll then know what's going on under the hood.

Ok Luke, we're standing by! :)

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Went back today weirdly everything is now for sale car house everything. The car was now on the front lawn with 7200 on it is a bit ruff and worth about 2 grand at best.

Some rust above the rear wheel arch and back quarter

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Seen some hard use

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It's in Howard QLD if anyone else is keen

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Heavy drug use forces sale.7200lollerz. Chuck

 

 

Might want to have that one checked for hidden dope!

 

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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