Jim Smart
September 4, 2007
Back in 1971, these Goodyear Polyglas GT F60-15 tires were considered big, and the raised white letters were also the high-performance standard. Notice also the GT emblem that fits over the rocker molding and the optional Laser Stripe.

Cleveland 2V and 4V: How they differ
This is the 4V version of the 351 Cleveland for 1971. There was a big difference between the 351 Cleveland 2V passenger car engine and the 4V high-performance engine. Besides a healthy increase in the compression ratio and two additional throttle bores, there were profound differences between the cylinder heads furnished on each engine. The "two-barrel" Cleveland had 2.04-inch-diameter intake valves and 1.67-inch-diameter exhaust valves. The intake port diameter for the 2V cylinder head was an already healthy 2.02 with a 1.84 diameter exhaust port. When we step up to the 4V heads, the numbers get much bigger. The intake valve size is now king sized at 2.19 inches, with a 1.71-inch diameter on the exhaust valve. The intake port diameter on the 4V heads is 2.50 inches, while the exhaust port size was increased to 2.00 inches.

The Details
'71 Torino GT convertible
Owner: Mark and Dawn Brandli, Delton, MI]

Engine
351 Cleveland 4V
10.7:1 compression

Transmission
C6 three-speed automatic

Rearend
9-inch
3.00 gears

Exhaust
Original factory 2-1/4-inch exhaust system

Suspension
Front: Stock original coil spring
Rear: Stock original leaf spring
Factory power steering

Brakes
Front: Stock disc
Rear: Stock drum

Wheels
Front: Magnum 500 steel wheels, 15x7
Rear: Magnum 500 steel wheels, 15x7

Tires
Front: Goodyear Polyglas GT, F60-15
Rear: Goodyear Polyglas GT, F60-15

Interior
High-backed bucket seats with white Comfort Weave upholstery
Factory console with floor shift
Rim blow steering wheel
Power windows
Factory AM/FM radio

Exterior
Bright red two-stage enamel
All body and paint work by owner

'71Torino Production
Torino GT fastback31,641
Torino GT convertible1,613
Torino Cobra 3,054
Torino four-door sedan29,501
Torino two-door hardtop37,518
Torino 500 four-door sedan35,650
Torino 500 four-door hardtop12,724
Torino 500 two-door hardtop89,966
Torino 500 fastback11,150
Torino Brougham four-door hdtp4,408
Torino Brougham two-door hdtp8,593
Torino wagon21,570
Torino 500 wagon23,270
Torino Squire wagon15,805
Ranchero6,041
Ranchero Custom12,678
Ranchero GT3,632
Ranchero Squire2,595