New to the forum here, trying to get some advice on an engine build I plan on starting soon... proud owner of a 1970 Cougar with a 351C 4V motor.
I’ve been reading online and some people say stroking the motor will make the most out of the 4V heads while others say that it’s not necessary... confused as to who is right?
So far in my head I have this rebuild idea...
ARP bolts in the bottom end
Oil restrictor kit by Moroso
The valvetrain gets hairy... consensus is to replace the valves. Check.
What type of cam to run?
Mechanical, hydraulic? Roller? Too many options and loads of cam specs.
I’d buy the entire kit (valve springs, pushrods, etc)...
Open to carb suggestions.
Looking for power to ~ 6.5k. 10.0-10.5 —1 CR.
Motor is mated to a wide ratio top loader and open to rear end gear selection. Reading that Clevelands love 3.5-4.10 gears in the rear.
From what I’ve gathered, the stock crank and rods are sturdy but the valvetrain is the killer... trying to spend my money wisely and invest in what is most important to a solid 351c performer.