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Old 09-30-2008, 05:00 PM
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Get a Ford Motorsport timing chain and set it at 0 degrees or you can do like I did on my 78 460 and set it at 2 degrees advance. This little change from the stock retarded timing chain will make quite a bit of difference. If you have the D2VE head on your 429, get rid of them, they are the worst heads ever made for a 429-460 engine. If you want more compression look for a set of D0VE heads, theses are small chamber 429-460 heads. The most common head for a 429-460 is the D3VE heads. The D3VE have larger closed chambers than the open chamber D2VE heads which are detonation prone. All standard 429-460, C8VE, D0VE, D2VE, D3VE heads have the same ports this excludes fuel injected 460 heads, 429 CJ, SCJ and 429-460PI and 429BOSS. In 1973 Ford went to the sled fulcrum design rocker, prior standard 429-460 heads had rail rockers. All 429CJ, SCJ and 429-460PI had adjustable conventional rockers with pushrod guild plates.
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