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390 FE GT VS 460 Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Larry Pearsall, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. HydroClyde
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    A stock 410 in 1966 puts out 330 hp and 444 ft. lbs. torque.
     
  2. FrozenMerc
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    Just my $0.02, but I don't know how this could look "kinda funny" in anything.
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    Or a little Roth if you prefer.
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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2010
  3. tjm73
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    My biggest gripe with the 460 is the valve covers. This helps a lot. Does your friend make the SBF to FE adapters too?
     
  4. DirtyThirty
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    It SURE AS HELL does!
    I think I'm going to do this for the drag truck motor...looks way better than the other stuff going...
     
  5. A few shots of the adapters after I polished them (They don't come that way :D). I may be able to get him to come down on the pricing some if he's making a few sets at once.

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    PS - Heres a shot of a "factory" 2x4 intake I just sold that fit the standard 429-460 eniges. The Blue Thunder versions will work on both the standard port and the SCJ.

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2010
  6. MEMPHIS RAT
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    i have a question? i just picked up a (385 series) a ford 400 + a c6 tranny, my question is "what are the spec's/ dimension's for it, how much power stock//ftlbs, speed equipment...how much bang for the buck can i get from her"???

    she's gettin dropped into my 59' ford f100 shortbed.

    thanks

    luke
     
  7. johnnie
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    Hey MEMPHIS RAT. Did ya have a typo? 400 isn't a 385. It's a Cleveland head engine. 385's are 370-429-460.
     
  8. mtflat
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    Stock, they're dogs after 1970, but it doesn't take much to wake them up - set the timing straight up. Low oil pressure is common to these, but they'll run forever that way.

    The 400 is a 335 series btw, but you can find tons of info on them at this link

    http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/forum54/

    I love 'em - orphan engines that nobody wants - course I play with flathead V8's too
     
  9. Larry Pearsall
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    Thanks Everyone,,The answers and opinions are a great help...
     
  10. sonim38
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    you guys sure know alot about the 460. i just put one in my 57 lincoln. the motor is a 78 out of a f150. i put edelbroke intake with a holley carb on it. mallory dist and painted edelbroke valve covers. i sold the headers it came with. does anyone know if older 429-460 exhaust manifolds should fit mine? im looking at a set for a 69-71 429. will these work?
     
  11. ZRX61
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    I have an Edelbrock Performer intake for a Ford 400 that needs a home.. make me an offer..
     
  12. MEMPHIS RAT
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    pm sent
     
  13. johnnie
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    Yes the early manifolds will fit the ports on the heads. Most interchange. Trouble matching up will be with the later FI heads.
     
  14. Project Paladin
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    I wonder if you could disguise a 460 as a 390 by changing the valve covers?
     
  15. sunbeam
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    The 410 will only need a flywheel only the Cobra jet 428 used a balance weight in front that was actually behind the balancer.
     
  16. FrozenMerc
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    Nope, The exhaust ports give it away.

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  17. OneBad56
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    Sorry, don't quite agree with you on that.

    Blue Thunder made two types of intakes - standard and SCJ/CJ
    With a little head work with a dremel, you can put a SJC/CJ intake on the regular heads but you can't put a standard intake on SCJ heads, whose ports are much bigger.

    Blue Thunder stuff is getting hard to find, and expensive.

    Here's a pic of a Blue Thunder intake and Blue Thunder polished ribbed valve
    covers on a 429:

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    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  18. Since it was over 3 years ago, my guess is he got it figured out :)
     

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