1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series TrucksDiscuss the Early Eighties Bullnose Ford Truck
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Leave the egr plate in place and block it off where it bolts to the plate or you WILL have an exhaust leak.
It also acts as a spacer and the throttle linkage and air cleaner will sit too low
You probably want to hook up the heated air intake.
It gets plenty cold in north Dakota and these 460's are cold blooded beasts to begin with...
If spacing is an issue you can always buy a phenolic spacer. They come in all sorts of sizes. I just plugged the hole into the intake and I don't have any vacuum leaks. I also don't have a spacer installed and I removed the EGR. The carb and air cleaner fits just fine. Just my 2 cents.
1985 F350 Crew Cab, 460ci bored over .030
Dual energy 255DEH COMP Cams cam shaft with matching springs and lifters (Part 34-223-4)
Borg Warner T-18 transmission 3-speed with granny gear
Edelbrock Performer 1406
Wow. Thanks for all the help guys. Unfortunately I spend most my time working on these projects on the weekends. Planning on going to get a rebuild kit for the carb this afternoon.
Originally Posted by kedwinh
Man I'd love to have a 460, just can't afford to feed it.
Im not looking fwd to the fuel in this thing, but its definitely not a daily driver, but I have a feeling its going to grow on me more and more to want to drive.
Hopefully some of the fuel cost will be off set by the $0 purchase price!
Wow nice truck would love to find one in that good of shape. Between 85Lebaren and me we have a few wiring harnesses and figured out all the wiring and vacuum lines. A lot of that crap is early smog attempts. On the thermostat housing there are 2 sensors and 5 vac lines. Looks like someone replaced that carb and it appears that the one wire may be for the electric choke. If you are going back to basics you can run vac to the egr and vac to the dist adv and be done with it, the one plug you have in your hand I believe is the oil shutoff plug at the rear of the manifold under the oil sender.
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