In 1968, the 460-cubic-inch engine could obtain high torque and horsepower ratings due to lax emission standards. The engine was the last of the Ford big block engines. Thank in advance for any help guys. The compression ratio was lowered to 8. If you count seven bolts, then you have a 429 or 460 V8.
The name comes from its 3. The 385 came in three engine sizes: the 370-cubic-inch, 6. The Ford 460-cubic-inch, 245-horsepower engine was used in many applications, from midsized cars to large luxury cars and Ford's line of trucks. When Ford's full-sized cars were downsized in 1979, there was no longer a need for the 460 V8, but it continued as an option in the F-Series trucks and E-Series vans into the 1990s. Before each head is mated their block using the correct torque valve we vacuum test all seals for proper seating. A typical 460-cubic-inch engine in 1968, with a bore of 4. I need to do an oil change now that the cam is broken in and put regular oil in the engine.
July 18, 2005 Put 5 in and go from there. Oil coolers and any filter relocation kits are going to need more than an engine without nay of that. At 30k you have just broken it in, relax and worry about it when you start getting blue smoke and blow-by. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. I know for sure it doesn't take as much as my 5.
July 17, 2005 Like the title says how many quarts does a 460 hold? The Ford 460-cubic-inch, V8 engine has a cylinder bore of 4. Anyway the dipstick should always be the final authority on it, unless you don't have the right stick for some reason. Every remanufactured long block has been specifically engineered to help improve the inherent flaws and failure points that can be found in many of today's engines. The 385 engine family can be identified by counting the number of bolts that hold down each valve cover. The 460-cubic-inch engine had a marine application and was also used in Ford's big luxury cars.
This popular V8 covers a long line of Ford vehicles like the Econoline E250, E350, F250, F350, F Super Duty and Club Wagon. Now that these units are on sale You'll find that nothing comes close in this price range. Your support is greatly appreciated. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. After the mid-1980s, carburetors were replaced with electronic fuel injection with an output of 245 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The compression ratio is 10. .
It has a factory oilpan, we put 7 in but it's reading to high, I was told 8. If it is pointing upward, it is a 460. The 429-cubic-inch V8 and an enlarged version displacing 460 cubic inches were first used in 1968 Thunderbirds and Lincolns. Ford 460 main bearing caps need to be tightened to 105 foot-pounds, while connecting rod bolts are tightened to 45 foot-pounds. Timing cover and oil pan not included. At first, the 460 was exclusively a Lincoln engine, but when the 429 was discontinued in the early 1970s, the 460 took its place in Thunderbirds, Ford and Mercury cars, and F-Series pickup trucks.
During the oil crisis of 1972, the 460 was changed to get better gas mileage. Someone once told me that the 460 isn't a high milage engine. As emissions restrictions mounted, a notable decline in performance was noted, which eventually led to the demise of this engine. We carry an extensive lineup of completely remanufactured 460 engines from 1988 to 1997. Heads are aligned for proper bore consistency. My dad's '94 F-250 has 150K on it and its still running strong.
This box will disappear once registered! In 1983, Ford decided to retain the engine for its towing power. Rocker arms are tightened to 20 foot-pounds, while the oil pump retaining bolt gets torqued to 25 foot-pounds. Our Cylinder Heads are assembled using a new valve stem and seals that feature the latest in high temperature technologies increasing heat resistance and longevity. These polished Cylinder Heads are pressure tested using magnetic detection to eliminate the chance of cracks or flaws unseen by the human eye. Big motors like the 460 weren't meant to go 2-300k, but they can if properly cared for. Now that these units are on sale You'll find that nothing comes close in this price range.
This popular V8 covers a long line of Ford vehicles like the Econoline E250, E350, F250, F350, F Super Duty and Club Wagon. Just make sure to keep it tuned regurally and use good oil. Horsepower dove from 365 down to 245, and then to as low as 208 horsepower. Computerized micrometers are used to resize rods with strict accordance to factory recommendations. I've seen 454's with over 150k still going strong. However a 460 can last past 125k.
All other Ford V8 engines have a different valve-cover bolt count. I just put a 460 in the bronco and bought a Lokar dipstick and it's doesn't seem right. A '96 with less than 30,000 miles, so nothing to worry about soon. Once a block is fully cleaned, we begin our precision boring and honing process. Its starting to show its age, but it doesn't leak, smoke or burn any oil. The intake valve had a 2.