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Old 04-30-2002, 05:03 PM
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How can be I positevely sure I'm not buying a 460 motor, when the man tells me it is a 429? While the motor is still in the car.
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you can't but ford put label on valve covers for engine specs and size but valve covers are interchangable and if it's a 2bbl it's 429 ,460s only came in lincolns for the first couple of years till about 74 if it's 69 to 72 it is a high compression engine with 75ccheads the two engines are the same except for cranks and pistons some blocks have 460 cast into them but it doesn't mean it's a 460 the last 429s were 1974 the first 429s had rocker shafts 460s did not 429s had a cobrajet option 460s did not. So what did the engine come out of and what year is it. I have 3 of these engines one 429 from a 70 merc a 460 from a 70 lincoln and a 460 from an 86 ford E350 these engines are beasts and to run need like all ford engines the exhaust ports opened up a bit, a stock hi compression job will put a late model mustang into the 11s with no mods
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Hey Tom, you ever heard of punctuation?? IT HELPS!
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Ouch! That was kind of harsh mustang66maniac!
Anyway, the real question is do you absolutely not want a 460 or are you just looking to not get screwed on a sale?
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Old 05-01-2002, 06:08 PM
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hey mustang66maniac read between the punctuation...@$##^^$$,*&*^^%#$!!!!! later
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I usually use puntuation, proper spelling and grammer not everyone does but I don't waste my time with posting about any thread where I complain about it, especially when I don't have any contributing input,so maybe I won't do anymore posting here and keep my information to myself,save offending some schoolteacher type.Or maybe I won't ever use any puntuation again and let you figure it out..........

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i checked my books and could not find anything to help tell the 460 & 429 apart. i did find out that the blocks are identical in every way and everything interchanges between them. the main difference is the stroke determined by the crank in the 460.the boss 429 should have HP 429 cast on the front of the block. i hope this this helps as per my information either one is a good performance option. lots of after market goodies to go fast! you could call fomoco and ask but be prepared to wait 1/2 hour or more to talk to some one. good luck with your car.
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No puncuation needed. Period! This kind of information is going to be lost if not gained. The
sutle differences are know buy these special people who took the time to get good at something they like doing. A shop manual does't puncuate. If your afraid of being corrected, critic'd then you might not partisipate. OUR LOSS. Knoledge is a
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good thing, and thumbs up to any one who will share it. Thanks Tom. I didn't know what you posted till I read it. I like learning. Thanks again
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MUSTANG66MANIAC must have alot of built up anger, pushing that tang around.
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Damn, didn't mean to take away your birthday or anything. I just personally think its really annoying when somebody doesnt use punctuation, then insetead or reading a sentence smoothly you have to pick out phrases and figure it out. It just gets kinda old. I mean everybody else uses punctuation. Didnt mean for you to get all but-hurt. Wasnt trying to insult you, just a suggestion is all. And as for you, DRIFTER... look at your name buddy, who's the one pushing around cars??
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You really got me there
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Hi, Scumdog from New Zealand here, I have a 429 engine and a 460 and I am sure if you use a length of brazing rod or similar to put down a spark plug hole and turn the engine over you should be able to measure the stroke as the length of rod goes up and down - even if you can't actually measure it, if you had an engine known to be a 429 (or 460) and did this trick and noticed the comparitive amount the rod went up and down it would tell you one way or another if the engine you are considering buying is a 460 or not. Hope my grammer is O.K.? just kidding!
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the 429 had rocker studs, the 460 did not
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look at the head above the exh. manifold post that number and one that is on the side of the block basically under the manifold. its about four inches above the oil pan to block mating surface. more towards the rear of the engine, its raised out of the block and is cast in vertically. post those numbers and i can check my book. my 72 429 came up as only a 429. some are listed as being either or. if you can get the crank # you can call a machine shop, however thats not likely since its in the car. either way its a good engine but they need a bit of porting on the exh side to really wake up.
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