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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-08, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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460/429 or 351

I recently purchased a 1991 GT with a 6 point roll cage sub frame connectors and 3.73 gears. The car has no motor or trans in it which is good cause i wanted to do a swap any way. The car is going to be driven mostly on the street and taken to the strip occasionally for some fun. I want to use a 5 speed no mater which motor. I love the 429/460 and the fact that they have 370 horse and close to 500 ftlbs stock is awesome. The con with the 429/460 is wieght and gas mileage. The 351 would be more practical but would require lots of parts to get the power levels to just stock 429/460 form, but they'll get better gas mileage and will be lighter as well. In your opinions which should i go with the 429/460 or a 351.

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Re: 460/429 or 351

Hi, its only the early b/block that put out that power. By 73 they were very low comp ratio and power levels were down.
But, a well built mild 460 with some alloy heads would make great power and be quite streetable.
The size and weight of the bigblock is the only downer. The good thing is they make power/TQ easily.
You could go for a stroker 351W, good power, plenty of room around it for good headers etc, and will still be great on the street and lighter.

For easy brute power, id go the bigblock.
For an easier fit and weight id go 351.

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Re: 460/429 or 351

thanks i think im gonna go with a 429 just found one for a real good price. thanks for the info
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