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Why did Ford Choke the Cleveland with a 2 barrel carb?

Ive been home all day and I was thinking about it, sad huh?
 
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I don’t know Ford’s reasons but these two definitely perform differently. The 2-barrel was standard and 4-barrel was an option. Obviously, it allowed Ford to charge a little more for the option.
 

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I'm sure it was just a way for Ford to get more $$$. My 73 Grandé has a 351C with the 2bbl, and all I know is that I'm gonna change it to a 4bbl. Any suggestions? Holley, Edlebrock? My is goal is for 500+ HP, so if that helps narrow it down. I'd really like to hear what you guys think of that.
 

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They didn't choke the motor. They had to offer a base plant for the everyday motorist. In fact, my 70 Mach 1 not only has a two barrel 2100D carb, it also has a 351 Windsor. The motor is the original engine. The car was built in NJ in Oct of 1969. Ford used the Windsor 2V as the standard motor optionearly in the 70 production run. They later made the 351C 2V the base platform in the Mach 1. The wild thing is as an option you could actually get a Shaker on a 2V carbed car. Now thats bizarre!
 
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