The only way to use a 302 piston in a 351W (and I wouldn't do it for strength reasons) is to have a special rod made that is as much longer as the difference in the piston's compression heights.
At least, how much horsepower can you get out of a 351 Windsor?
Running Holley HP EFI management, sans turbos, the 351 Windsor dyno'd at 409 horsepower and about 405 pound-feet of torque. That's pretty stout, but nothing to shout from the mountaintop. Holdener explained that a different cam could've helped those numbers out, if ever so slightly, but now it's time to add boost.
Different, what is the best 351w block? pb_paulie_b. The 69' block is the strongest stock 351w block. High nickle content and thicker main webbing. It is also flat at the top of the main webbing.
Besides, what are the best Pistons?
In contrast, 2618 is a low-silicone alloy, and while it gives up the benefits derived from silicone, it is the best piston material in brutal all-out applications. The low-silicone alloy has a higher density and tensile strength than 4032, and much greater ductility and fracture resistance.
What is the difference between 302 and 351w?
On a 302 (or smaller c.i.d.) blocks, the distributor mount is almost flush with the top of the block (where the intake sits). ... A 351W block is taller. So, the distributor mount is below the block surface where the intake sits. There is also more space between the water passages and the cylinder heads.
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"The 351W is a basic 302-type engine. The 351C engine got all the hype, but what we race today is the basic W or a combination of the two. The W is a better engine for long-lived low RPM power. It needs proper preparation to race, and, as it has the better torque curve on the low end, it is not a high rpm engine.
The 351 Cleveland is a member of the 335 series family of Ford small-block engines. Its large ports and oversize canted valves give it more horsepower and allow it to run at a higher rpm than the Windsor. The valve covers have a twisting curve and are attached by eight bolts.
the 351w is a very good engine, it can handle a lot of power before the block splits, that usually happens at around 800hp. the 351m is an ok engine, good for use in trucks and for the basis of building a good 400. the 351c on the other hand is tough to beat, even by the chevy 350.
Opinions vary whether turbo engines are best suited for dished or flat-top pistons, but the general consensus is that it depends on combustion chamber design and volume. Small combustion chambers tend to do better with a deep piston dish, and larger ones do better with a shallow dish.