350 Chevy engine
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Which Engine Is Better: 350 Chevy Or Ford 351W?
Both Ford and Chevy have produced quality engines for over a hundred years, sparking a debate among fans over which manufacturer is the superior brand.
The two carmakers seriously butted heads when each promised to produce a powerful small block V8 engine at an affordable price, resulting in the Ford 351 Windsor and the 350 Chevy.
The 350 Chevy is a 350 cubic inch small-block V8 produced from 1955 to 2002. It's a 5.7-liter engine with a 4.00 and 3.48-inch bore and stroke.
While its horsepower varies slightly depending on the year, make, and model, the 350 Chevy typically produces between 145 and 370 horsepower and up to 380 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford 351 Windsor, a 351 cubic-inch small-block V8, was produced from 1969 until 1997. It's a 5.8-liter engine used in many of Ford's most popular trucks.
Vehicles powered by the Ford 351 Windsor produced between 150 and 240 net horsepower and up to 315 lb-ft of torque, making the 350 Chevy the winner across most metrics.
To test performance, Hot Rod magazine's Rob Kinnin and Jeff Smith pit the two engines against each other in 1995 and found that the 350 Chevy slightly outperformed its rival.