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does any one know what a reverse 460 casting on the front of a c8ve-f big block ford means.i know these numbers came back to a 68 Lincoln but was told it was a 429, is it a 429 or a 460 ?
 

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mustang gt/cs said:
...does any one know what a reverse 460 casting on the front of a c8ve-f big block ford means.i know these numbers came back to a 68 Lincoln but was told it was a 429, is it a 429 or a 460 ?
Reverse Casting? :confused:

It could be either. They both used the same block.
 

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mustang gt/cs said:
does any one know what a reverse 460 casting on the front of a c8ve-f big block ford means.i know these numbers came back to a 68 Lincoln but was told it was a 429, is it a 429 or a 460 ?
reverse 460 casting ?????????
 

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mustang gt/cs said:
the block has a 460 cast backwards on the front of the block does it mean anthing?
It's a 460. Ford sometimes cast the FE engines upside down...... Never saw any backwards. Just a casting plant faux-pas.

I don't know if there is any easy way from the outside to tell 460 or 429.

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Probably the only sure way to know is to measure the stroke or get the numbers off the crankshaft.

edited: 460 cranks number begins in 2 or 3, 429 in 4

If you have a 1" x 3" metal tag under the carb stud or the coil, the first numbers say 429 or 460.
 

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I have a reverse casting 391 FORD FT engine that has a reverse 105 on the front of the block. I have never heard of a 429-460 with a reverse casting number.
 
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