Would like everyones opinion, experience, thoughts on cost ,performance etc. Thinking about dropping one of these in a 68 GT. How much more is the Cleveland? can I get the bang for my buck with the windsor?
And then you get those nut-jobs that cant tell a 302 from a 351W *COUGH*L20068*COUGH*The W is cheaper, and easier to work on. But you'll get those nutjobs like Nick (DTstang) and Jim (CantedValve) who are coco-for-Clevelands.
Only 567 hp with stock heads. Keep buying those expensive windsor heads and I'll keep saving my money!!!!If you want something easy, go with a W. They have a world of aftermarket parts (because they need it), and they are so plentiful you can use it for a boat anchor and it will probably GAIN value.
If you want something that will build power, and still LOOK like it came from Ford, go with a Cleveland. Even with its "antiquated" canted valve heads, they can produce upwards of 350-400 HP with as little as a cam, intake, rockers, and carb. To get 350-400 HP from a W, you HAVE to get aftermarket heads. Clevelands came with the right heads. If you REALLY WANT aftermarket heads, there are some aluminum aftermarkets available for the C.