View Full Version : 351 ford Bulid need help

01-16-2013, 03:30 PM
I have a completly rebuilt Ford 351 in my 18 classic. my issue is hooking every thing back up. Does anyone know anyone that is good with this motor or someone in the Tampa Fl area?? or may be even pictures of one put all together, i am so close to finishing this project but cant figure out the little things. Thank you for your help.


01-16-2013, 04:13 PM
What little things? Ask away I might be able to help. Is this a Holman moody pkg?

01-16-2013, 04:20 PM
Like the alt bracket the cooling system where all the hoses go too, im not sure if it is the moody, all I know is it is a ford 351w. what is the difference with that package. im am very lost with this motor i have always delt with Merc.

01-16-2013, 04:40 PM
the holman moody cooling and alt bracket is one and the same

here are a few pics of my 302 which is the same setup as my old 351w my new setup has a power steering pump setup which yours probably won't have

01-16-2013, 05:10 PM
It might help a bit if you have more info like year hull number and any pics of the motor or parts.

01-29-2013, 11:24 AM

01-29-2013, 12:54 PM
The bracket for the throttle cable on my 302 goes on the forward left side of the intake. If the 351 is the same, you'll need to turn your carb around. The bracket is blue in Matty's pics and uses the intake mounting bolts. I had to use smaller washers on the bolts.

Is there an access panel so you can get a picture of the front of the engine?

01-29-2013, 01:10 PM
If anyone has more pictures of a complete ford 351 motor please post them!! thank you.

01-29-2013, 03:01 PM
If anyone has more pictures of a complete ford 351 motor please post them!! thank you.

Search the forums for "351", you'll find them.

01-29-2013, 04:04 PM

I need to know what exactly you have what kind of drive what year boat what year motor.

it doesn't look like an older volvo drive and from the pics probably not an older Holman Moody 351w setup.

The ford windsor platform in a 302/5.0 and 351/5.8 from the late 60's to early 90's were used by Volvo, Mercruiser with their 188/233/888 drive pkg, and OMC with their cobra and king cobra drive.

I can help with some of that and have some manuals that might help as well but posting pics of something you don't have will just muddy the waters. I need to know what setup you have.

are your motor mounts bolted to the side of the motor? or are they part of a plate that covers the timing chain cover?

I can't see enough of the front of the motor to tell

01-29-2013, 08:59 PM

I just checked your older posts. It looks like you have a 70 18 with a ford 351w that you have updated to a merc drive. The original setup was most likely a Holman Moody setup which means it has the front plate and the water cross-over and alt bracket/water pump bracket in one . finding a power steering bracket that works with it will be a challenge they didn't come with them originally.
read this thread Mario did an awesome job on his Corsican ford 302 Merc bravo project he added the power steering pump not sure where he got the bracket. look closely at the pics with the pulleys and belts if you haven't changed the front plate out your 351 should look like this