Which 351 to use to replace 302


Old 03-27-13, 12:16 PM
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Which 351 to use to replace 302

I have another thread going about hauling a heavily loaded 34' RV 1500 miles.

One option is replacing the aging 302 in my truck with a 351. Here's what I have. A 1988 F-250, 302 EFI, Automatic Overdrive transmission. I understand that a 351 Cleveland is a bit more heavy duty than a 351 Windsor or Modified. I don't know if it has any more power because of that or not.
Which of the engines will give me the least amount of problem installing. My areas of concern are matching up to the exhaust, the the TV cable and the computer.
A computer issue I read somewhere is that some of them are not "plug and play" so to speak. From what I understand, they will not adapt to the signals the 351 will be sending to it.
If this looks like it is going to be a really complex issue with tons of problems to overcome, I might have to start thinking of just hanging in here until I can find another truck that can handle the haul.
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Old 03-27-13, 04:26 PM
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Clevelands and/or Windsors are basically very strong engines. Of course they guzzle large amounts of gas for the performance they provide. I doubt you will be hooking a Cleveland up to any computer, unless it has been modified as such. They are basic raw engines.

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