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Old 01-27-2005, 09:43 PM
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MN shop for parts and install work for 79 460

Hello – looking for some help with suggestions on a trustworthy shop to do some performance upgrades for my 79 F350 Camper Special with 460.

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The truck is low miles – 48K – drives well but, drives like it has about the 195hp it left the factory with. I reviewed a lot of the info in the 460 forum and from what I can gather, without opening up the motor; some carb and intake work along with exhaust work is the best beat to increase performance. As the truck is the camper special it has the dual saddle tanks, so a true dual exhaust is a bit tricky. Would I gain much with headers and a single exhaust?

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Real question – looking for suggestions for a shop to supply the parts and do the install work. I am in the ffice:smarttags" /><ST1:place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[img] /><st1:PlaceName w:st=[/img]Twin</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">City</st1:PlaceType></ST1:place> area.

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I have 2 neighbors do all my work. Both are very good, and is about the only ones that I trust to work on my trucks.

One works at his in-laws shop in Scandia. Between him and his father-in-law the probably isn't anything they can't work on. If you are not in a rush the neighbor would probably do it on the side for cheaper than the shop could do it.

The other is a heavy duty mechanic in the cities and does all his own work (you should see the 75 vette he redid).

The only other place I take my truck is in Askov (long drive but I know the owner)

PM me if you are interested and I can get you in touch with them.
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Old 01-29-2005, 11:49 AM
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Hello – looking for some help with suggestions on a trustworthy shop to do some performance upgrades for my 79 F350 Camper Special with 460.

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The truck is low miles – 48K – drives well but, drives like it has about the 195hp it left the factory with. I reviewed a lot of the info in the 460 forum and from what I can gather, without opening up the motor; some carb and intake work along with exhaust work is the best beat to increase performance. As the truck is the camper special it has the dual saddle tanks, so a true dual exhaust is a bit tricky. Would I gain much with headers and a single exhaust?

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Real question – looking for suggestions for a shop to supply the parts and do the install work. I am in the ffice:smarttags" /><ST1lace w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com[img] /><st1:PlaceName w:st=[/img]Twin</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">City</st1:PlaceType></ST1lace> area.

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Thanks

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Just out of curiousity, where are you located? Your location isn't listed, other than Minnesota...
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If Derby Four Wheel Drive in Sauk Rapids is still open, he knows 460's. I think his name is John. He did my heads and intake. I did my own carb and worked with a great mechanic in Brainerd on the short block. I also got my tri-Y's and aftermarket rad from Derby, as per John's recomendations.

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