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Ford V8 Engine Differences There are different types of Ford engines including the Windsor Cleveland FE and Big Block types The 289 is the smallest of the popular Windsor engines It was produced from 63-68 and is very similar to the 302 except for the stroke Most all 289s and 302s have mechanical camshafts and press in studs A 289 has a 400x2870 Bore and Stroke while the 302 has 400x300 The 302 Boss and SVO has the same Bore and Stroke The 302 manufactured from 85 and up has roller type camshafts The 351 Windsor is the biggest smallblock Ford engines It has a Bore and Stroke of 400x350 It was made at the Windsor Ontario plant The 351 has a beefier block than the 302289 but has the same bore spacing and bore diameter so the heads retrofit The deck height is taller and the Mail journals larger Camshafts interchange but the 351W has a different firing order except for the 82 and later 302HO The Windsor has been in production since 69 The 351 Cleveland is in a class by itself and entered the scene in 1970 until 1974 It has canted valves and multi-groove keepers hydraulic cam pedestal -mounted rocker arms that are retained with cap bolts Two types of heads where made they were the 2V and 4V The 2V heads have open chambers with rounded ports while the 4V has quench combustion chambers with larger rounded intake and exhaust ports A 351C Cobra-Jet appeared in 71 with 4-bolt main caps A 351C Boss also came out in 71 with 4V type chamber head with pedestals machined to accept a 302 Boss type valve train and mechanical cam In 72 open chamber heads were used with a flat top piston and the name changed to 351C HO The 289302351 engines use a front cover and water exists the
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