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I working on my 351W block and want to put some performance inhancement parts in it. I'm pretty much working from the ground up and will put other enhancements on it, such as better heads, intake, etc. etc.

I have some TRW L2446F Forged Pistons for my block. I was wondering, will these give me much of a performance upgrade if I use my stock crankshaft? What connecting rods do you think I should use? I was looking at some 4340 "H" Beam 5.956" rods.

What do you all thinks? Any suggestions?

This is going to be a street car used a couple times a week, but I want to have good performance.

1967 coupe with vinyl top. 351W engine with C-4. Work in progress.
 

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The stock crankshaft in a 351 is pretty strong, the stock 351 rods with good bolts will also take alot of power. How much power and what RPM are you thinking of?

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Well I have been looking at MustangSteve's 400 HP 351W. I'd of course like to do something like that and he even suggested to me that I should go with a stroker kit. But I don't really have the money to sink into it right now, so I was just trying to see what I might be able to do with what I have.

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The W in my race car runs mid-low 11's...

Mild combo...stock crank, stock rods, L2456 TRW's, SVO A333 cam, Edelbrock RPM heads and manifold, 3310 Holley....and all the usual goodies...

You don't need fancy stuff to go fast...

Remember, performance and durability are in the details....knowing which ones comes with experience....dig in and get some...

Good luck!

Pat
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I thought you might like this little chart from Edlebrock. This looks like the least expensive way. This is without aluminum heads which help make allot more power.

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Stock is a lot stronger than people think!! If you shotpeen the rods, and arp bolts, you good for a lot of horsepower!!

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What is shotpeen?

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