Just some guy
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: SC foothills, USA
I second that. I have a number of 302's, 351W's, and a 5.0. I have never seen a small block Ford manifold that didn't have a thermostat housing bolted to the FRONT of the intake.
Anything is possible I suppose, but I have doubts. I know little about 351C's or 351M's, other folks will have to chime in for the setup on those engines.
I know where there is a 71 or 72 Grande with a 351M in it right now, so don't everybody chime in saying it ain't possible. (The 351M was a transplant from a Torino, who knows why.)
You can use a 12 bolt intake on 16 bolt heads all day long. Just use the 69-70 style 16 bolt GASKETS. Most gasket sets will come will both types so you don't have to bother asking for 12 or 16 bolt types. Just use the ones that apply to you and chuck the others.
.... it wouldn't be the first time reality took theory and conjecture out behind the woodshed and gave them a good thrashing.