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This question is sort of a multi part question. If you are talking about stock versus stock, then it is about a push in a light car, because the 460 will make up for the weight, but the 351 Cleveland is a solid engine.
I actually am working on a 351 Cleveland right now that is out of my first car, that I am going to put together and sell, just because I don't need it for anything. It is very easy to make 450 hp with nothing more than a cam, springs, headers, intake, and some simple upgrades. There are generally more and cheaper things you can do to the 351 to get hp... Also, you have to take into account as to what you are putting it in. If you are going to a Fox Mustang, a 351 will be easier to fit headers, motor mounts, etc... Also, what about where you want the weight. A 460 will be about 140 lbs more in the front end! That can make it hard to plant the torque and power of the 460, so therefor it is just wasted.
By the way... anyone who is interested in my 351 Cleveland, please let me know. As it sits it makes about 425 hp, and is a nice street/strip engine! It would not take much to put some more cam, compression, and so on it now, before it goes back together.
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