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Rat Fink:
in 1969 ford made 302, 351 (2)  390 428, and 429. 390 and428 are what ford calls the FE block.  302 and 351 Windsor are Windsor blocks. 302 Boss and 351 C are Cleveland blocks.  429 Boss is 429 boss. The "big blocks" would be 390, 428 and 429.

Joe AZ 2 PA:
There also was a 351 Boss at some point in time. . . . . It was a good all around choice. . . . .  8)

Rat Fink:
Boss 351 was in 1971

thundertc64:
if you want to get technical it is a small block. A Ford big block would consist of the FE/FT and MEL series engines 332/352/360/361/390/406/410/427/428/429/460/Boss 429/460

428CJ70:

--- Quote from: Rat Fink on April 09, 2011, 06:22:05 PM ---in 1969 ford made 302, 351 (2)  390 428, and 429. 390 and428 are what ford calls the FE block.  302 and 351 Windsor are Windsor blocks. 302 Boss and 351 C are Cleveland blocks.  429 Boss is 429 boss. The "big blocks" would be 390, 428 and 429.

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I have never heard a 302 BOSS block refered to as a "Cleveland" block, Cleveland style heads - yes, but not the block.  The 302 BOSS is not part of the 335 motors Cleveland series.  The block used in the 302 BOSS was a revised version of the 1968 302 TP (tunnel port) racing block with crossed 4-bolt mains (more like the 427FE motors).  I have always seen the 302 tunnel port motors more closely associated with the other 90 degree, Windsor family of motors.   

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