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Old 09-18-2010, 08:13 PM
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I am presently installing a ford 460 motor and c6 transmission from a 1975 Lincoln in a 1966 Galaxie. can any one tell me what is the HP of this engine, What is my option on "bolt on" HP
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The 1975 460 was rated at 220 hp...according to a couple of web sites. These were smog engines, low compression, crappy heads and retarded cam. I personally wouldn't spend the time or money on perf. upgrades w/o doing a complete rebuild. I had a '74 T-Bird with a 460, ran smooth but was a pig and got maybe 7/8 mpg. They can be made to run but it will cost $$$$
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Biggest change you can make is to replace the 8 retarded timing set with an aftermarket performance set...even if you do nothing else further but replace gaskets. Will seem like a whole different engine. From there, then do the usual headers, aluminum intake, and cam swap. Anything beyond that doesn't make sense unless you do a full rebuild and port or replace the heads with aftermarket or pre smog versions(will still need port work to, however)
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whats the timming i should use with a after market timming chain and gears
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whats the timming i should use with a after market timming chain and gears
Don't confuse ignition spark timing with cam to crank timing. The 8 retarded timing chain set was used by Ford just to meet emissions requirements on the mid 70's 460's, they didn't care that it killed power. Use the performance multi keyway timing set to restore the cam to crank timing to "straight-up"(zero degrees) or +2 advance. This will make a large difference in how much power the engine makes, like 60-ish HP. Been there, done it, and it is an eye opening amount of power in the seat of the pants driving it.

Initial spark ignition timing will end up in the 4-12 range, you will have to road test to see which setting your engine likes best.
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hay you might want to do some reserch on the heads you have. if they are cdove heads(semi-hemi) then you can get a but load of power out of them. most of the bbfords i work build are eddie's(FE, or ford edsel) but i have worked on a glamer bird 1969 tunderbird that had a 429 in it and that had the cdove heads on it. realy the aftermarket aluminum intake that was on it didnt seam to work with the heads and the stock manifold was much better. i dont know what was up there it was picked out by the owner and i dont know anything about the manifold.

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460 power

I've had a few 460's and the stock timing chains were stretched with only a few tho miles. I would check the slack by watching how much movement you had in rotating the crank back and forth watching the Dist rotor. I always switched to a new double roller timing chain and both gears, set the cam 0, dead on. some of the 460 distributors have an adjustable vacuum advance can. you pull off the hose and use a 1/8 allen The Ford performance manual of old recommended gring out the humps in the exhaust ports. most heads had them. not all were drilled for the thermactor air pump systems, smog equipment depended on the GVW of trucks and what they were installed in. I liked the factory manifold that matched the std holly carb pattern. easier to get a good carb. some 460;s also used a GM high torque starter. Gm also used a few toploader Ford tran's =what ever worked.
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