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For what you are planning to do, I vote for the 460, here is why..........

August 11 2017 at 3:04 PM

Mike U.  (Login mtrain)
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Yes, you will have to change transmissions, and motor mounts, and a few other odd/ends, but if you can get the 460 engine at a reasonable price, you should be able to build a pretty stout engine without breaking the bank.

I love the FE in certain applications like say a vintage Mustang, or Ford that originally came with an FE engine.

But, for making as much HP as I can for a reasonable amount of money, the FE is lower on my list. In fact my 540FE is the most expensive engine I've ever built.

If I didn't have a 67 Mustang fastback I could have made the same HP as the 540fe for far less money with a 351w based stroker engine.

Of course that is just my opinion.

 
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