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460 for towing

July 15 2005 at 1:28 PM
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Andy  (Login mustangracer2)
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I have been racing 460s for about 15 years. I am going to build a 460 for my truck that hauls my cars to the track. I have never put together a "street" 460. I need a little help with the combo so here goes. I plan to use a 1973 short block that I have. It is in good condition. Rings and bearings and it will be ready to go. What heads would be best--I have two sets of DOVEs and several sets of 72-up heads. I also need help with intake, cam, etc. I have both a 750 and a 850 carb. Keep in mind this thing will be pulling a 44' gooseneck trailer with two cars in it plus tools, fuel, etc.
Thanks in advance
Andy

 
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Dennis Palmer
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216.229.95.166

Re: 460 for towing

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July 15 2005, 2:31 PM 

With the load your gonna be pulling I think you would be alot happier with a 99 up powerstroke diesel. That is quite a load for a gas engine and you won't get any kind of gas mileage. I've had some strong street 460's that I towed with and none of them compare to the powerstroke in mileage or power.

 
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(Login mustangracer2)
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460

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July 15 2005, 2:35 PM 

Yea, I know a powerstroke would be better. I broke the budget on the trailer. I am looking to use this 460 combo for a year or so until can get a powerstorke. The truck is a 87 F350 dually. It currently has a 351W. I have the mounts, trans, headers, etc. that I need to change it over to a 460.

 
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Octane requirement?

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July 15 2005, 3:21 PM 

What kind of fuel do you want to run it on? I would go with the D0VEs and run it on 89-93 octane, but you may want the run on 87 all day long and go with the D3VEs.
Now, when you say that you have some heads from '72 and later, you aren't talking about D2VEs, are you? If you are, so not use them. They are awful, with big, open, fully round chambers. But you probably already knew that.
Are you going to be using the stock cam? Which timing chain are you using, the early '68-71 peice, or the later retarded one?
Good luck, whatever you do.

 
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Andy
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208.209.224.103

heads and stuff

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July 15 2005, 7:16 PM 

Yes, Ill most likely go with the Dove heads. I am sure I will use a early chaing. I have quite a few laying around form freshenups. Have not decided on the cam yet.

 
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JG RACING
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Re: 460 for towing

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July 16 2005, 12:50 AM 

look up the mad porter he has a few good combo"s that might help you out

 
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(Login _CJ)
68.164.44.61

How about a 514?

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July 16 2005, 10:59 AM 

I have a 514 built up and ready to go. Fully balanced, clearances documented, never fired. I planned to do break-in and dyno testing before selling it, but really don't have the time now.

I designed the combo to be durable and provide maximum torque on 85 octane. It has ported D3 heads with roller rockers, a non-rpm performer intake, roller timing chain, hydrualic cam, hyper pistons, and more.

I could let it go for $4000.00. email me if you're interested and I can give some more details.

 
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