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stinger
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posted 03-31-2003 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stinger   Click Here to Email stinger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Inbred-Jed
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To my knowledge the Boss came with some better components. I believe the crank had a higher nodularity and it had better valves. Other than that im not real sure. Not a real big difference. With todays aftermarket and availability you could build something to beat its a## pretty easy.

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Fastymz
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I think the Boss had cleveland heads ?

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bluestreek
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I race a guy at the track that has one. He's picking my brain for ideas to get his car faster. He told me that the Boss mainly consisted of better block, rods and pistons than the standard and come with a factory setup for a solid lift cam. Kinda like a HiPo version of the 4V Cleveland. Bone stock he as running 13.20s @ 105 mph with only 2.20 60' times. It aint no slouch!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-31-2003 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Boss also had a solid cam, along with guide plates, 7/16" studs and adjustable rocker arms. like Jed said, the valves were single groove keepers, which were tons better than the multigroove design keepers. The pistons were forged domes, compression ratio was 11.7:1, IIRC. The blocks were 4 bolt mains, the cranks were selected for high nodularity, the rods were shot peened and fitted with better rod bolts.

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posted 03-31-2003 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was very close to being the fastest of the older style mustangs and it was in the biggest body style!How's this for standard equipment.
.Competiton suspension with staggered shocks
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.power front disks
.heavy duty cooling package
.Dual exhaust
.3.91 Trac Lok differential
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.Not too shabby for a small block.

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rm302 boss
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posted 04-01-2003 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
The Boss also had a solid cam, along with guide plates, 7/16" studs and adjustable rocker arms. like Jed said, the valves were single groove keepers, which were tons better than the multigroove design keepers. The pistons were forged domes, compression ratio was 11.7:1, IIRC. The blocks were 4 bolt mains, the cranks were selected for high nodularity, the rods were shot peened and fitted with better rod bolts.


It ia also what they referd to in 70 as just a 4v 351c...stock was 300 hp... this is the power plant i started with in my 70 Steve.
Rene

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Originally posted by rm302 boss:
It ia also what they referd to in 70 as just a 4v 351c...stock was 300 hp... this is the power plant i started with in my 70 Steve.
Rene


No, the Boss 351 was different. The '70 351C 4V had a hydraulic cam, nonadjustable rocker arms which sat in notched stand bosses held down with 5/16" bolts, the pistons were cast flat tops, compression ratio was 10.7:1 and the rods and crank were standard items. I think they were 2 bolt main blocks, too.

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Hans olsson
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posted 04-02-2003 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The NHRA rates the Boss at 355 HP and the 4V at 310 HP in Stock Eliminator.-70 and -71 4V was pretty much the same.

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