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)
Response to Good point
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.