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Old 04-18-2001, 05:02 PM
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haaaay TBIRDGUY

Did the 460 ever come stock with flat top pistons??
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I don't think that they ever came with true flat tops. The pistons I pulled out of my motor were flat tops, but they had a rather large valve relief cut into them. When I replaced them, I got a set of hypereutectic flat tops from Keith Black that had only a single valve relief cut into it just large enough for the intake valve. They probably wouldn't work with a high lift cam, but for what I am using they were perfect. Hope that helps.

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what year 460 was it?The ones you took out just had valve relief,or dished with valve reliefs.I looking for stock flat top with valve relief pistons for a 460

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do you have your old ones?
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No, threw my old ones away. They were in a 71' 460. They were dished with reliefs. I don't know if there ever were stock flat tops with only a valve relief. You may be able find them for a 429 and just run a 429 instead, but other than that you'd have to get aftermarket pistons if you want true flat tops with just the valve relief.


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as for an 87 with a 460, the 250 mounts for a 460 should work, and in 87 you could also get a c6, so you could also use that crossmember(if that is what you are using). but let me know what you find out, cuz i have an 88 f150 that i have been considering the same swap....i just have to make the damn thing meet emissions.
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Hi T-Bird, Im planning on doing this 460 stroker conversion for my 73 mustang and would like the stock numbers for the Arias pistons sold by Summit that you mentioned and any other sources for the nessasary parts to complete this Monstor motor. So far the BB Chevy rods required can only be found in that 6.700 lenth in a few places and are a bit pricey ($539.99 a set), still cheaper than a stroker kit though. Thanks, LMK by e-mail if you can

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I would greatly appreciate a copy of that 520 stroker kit info. My email is fordmanslo(No Email Addresses In Posts!) Thanks

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On the 87 460 swap, I went to the ford house, bought the brackets for the 460 for a f250, bolted right up, then went and bought a rear sump oil pan. Headmen Headers sells headers that work, and it just bolts right in. Couldnt get any simpler.

You can see the mounts and such on the engine here.
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Here are the brackets for the engine in the truck, bolted in.
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the headers that bolt right up.
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Sorry i would have pics of it in the truck, but i ran out of space on the server. But its a breeze to put in. One thing though. We have the carb sittin on a spacer, and that put it high enough we had to get a oval air cleaner, or it would hit top of the engine bay. And for emissions stuff. We left it off. Just find some inspection station in the booneys, they pass anything.

I think that is all. If you have any more questions or such just email me at FATHERFORD(at)hotmail.com

Oh i forgot, you need to buy a remote oil kit of some sort. There is another part ford motorsport sells that moves it to be perp to the font of the block, but that is messy, and besides remote oil kits look kewl.
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I think the lincoln blocks they're referring to are the ol' lincoln 462's...but not sure. they're a whole other beast from what I've heard, nothing like a 460. I have also heard of a 534 (?) lincoln...I think they guy might have been pullin my leg!
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I've built an 82 460, and 2 88's, and a 69 429, didnt find ANY differenced in the blocks..Thinnk someones been readin too many car craft mags...
Hi ,
several differences ....

The post '79 blocks may have internal clearance problems with a stroker crank. The cylinder bores are close to a 1/2" deeper
towards the crank than pre '79s .

I try to use blocks marked from the Cleveland Foundry ...
the were cast more accurately .
If I'm using the Michigan blocks , I always make sure the lifter bores are centered and the oil pressure sender hole is centered .
If they're not centered , none of the other " major " holes are centered in the castings , either

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Rob, I am interested on the way to increase the 460 to 514, I am putting one in my 78 259 4wd, also does it make any diference where that 460 came from ? right now it seats on a 79 2 wd 250, it seems they had to cut the frame rail on the passanger side to acomodate the exhaust manifold, thanks, Jorge.
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for anyone intrested in those transdapt mounts i just happen to have a set for sale on ebay right now and the reserve price is less than half of new just thought id let ya know to save you a few bucks
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>Rob, I am interested on the way to increase the 460 to 514,
>I am putting one in my 78 259 4wd, also does it make any
>diference where that 460 came from ? right now it seats on a
>79 2 wd 250, it seems they had to cut the frame rail on the
>passanger side to acomodate the exhaust manifold, thanks,
>Jorge.

This thread is TWO years old.

It's nice to see you were checking archives.
Although those guys might not even be around anymore.

You could have started another instead.



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