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Picked up a Ford 460 complete motor and trans for a project car I was gonna work on. Don't have enough time in the foreseeable future and getting rid of it all. Didn't know if anyone on here had an interest before I just scrap it, btw I live in Michigan.

Thanks for reading, Darryl Hayes
 

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Hey Butch, things are pretty good. Just waiting for this weather to break to start shooting and fishing again. How are things going your way?
 

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Those are bad azz motors if they have the dove heads and are rebuilt by a guy who knows the motors. You can't beat cubic inches for power. Had one rebuilt and installed it in a 77 f 250 factory high boy and it would try to tear the truck up. The thing was a beast and could not get stuck no matter how you tried.
 

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I'm not a Ford guy but doesn't matter if it's GM, Ford or Mopar:

"There is no replacement for displacement"

Always loved those big Cube Motors. They just have that sound and the torque is crazy.
 

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There is a substitute for cubic inches, its called a air compressor. The new indy engine specs. are 2.4L (146 cu. in.) running 45-55 psi turbo will pump out 700 ponies. Thats a little 4 banger.
 

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As far as the Big Blocks go, the Bow ties and Mopar ruled (well, as far as the small blocks go too I guess). You can make the Ford go-go, but it'll cost you, but speed is just a question of money.

The first thing that I would do to a 460 is replace the timing gear deal and advance the timing. Then if money allows, cam it up, put a good intake and carb on there, boost up the compression, port the heads, put hookers on there and then you got something....maybe.

The C-6 tranny is pretty good....comparable with GM's turbo 400.

OH, and I'm pretty sure that the standard issue on the 79 Mark was a 400 Modified, not the 460.

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Joe, I believe you are correct. The Cartier, and Bill Blass editions that I know of came standard with the 460.

Western, that is a beauty! What kind of numbers does that baby do?
 

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I still have another Cartier series Mark V that I'm working on. Was gonna find a mustang body and put this other motor in but the wife aint buying 2 project cars. Hate to move it but too many toys piling up right now.
 
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