I’ve really enjoyed reading all the various guides on this forum, particularly George’s, but this one has me intrigued.
I’m restoring an ‘70 Mach 1 Mustang, (sorry Pantera people, maybe one of your sexy roadsters will be my next project) which somewhere along the way had it’s 2v 351w swapped out for a 2v 72/73 Cleveland (D2AE-CA), as I’m in the U.K. I decided to just roll with this and rebuild it myself to something a little more fun.
I’ve just stripped off it’s 2bbl Manifold and heads, (gasket failure and a little surface rust found in 2 bores, but never been rebored previously so lucky in that respect).
I’m leaning towards the standard stroke variant, as I have a 4mab crank with a touch of orange paint and the Brinell testing mark on the 1st counterweight and quite like the idea of keeping and using this strong old devil to help keep to a healthy budget.
With the help of EBay I’ve picked up a set of the 73 4v heads which i’ll Be shipping to the U.K. along with a few other bits as soon as I have them all together.
I’m thinking of going with the factory cast iron manifold and grinding out the bores, and I need to get a new transmission (thinking 4 speed Toploader) as the one I got with the car went walkies somewhere between the port and arriving with me.
I’ll be hooking it up with a Holley 3310-4 that I plan on converting to a 4150 to provide the high airflow numbers.
I’m quite curious about the cam’s though as that’s a lot of choice there, George would your custom cam complement a cast iron manifold set up or would it be somewhat limited without the improvement provided by the Blue Thunder?