Re: 1970 429 questions
Thanks for the input guys! Sounds the spacers are all the same size. The one I am looking for doesn't have the EGR stuff on it--it just has a port on the back for the PCV valve to connect to. I am watching one on Ebay right now that I hope to get. I have a factory DOVE 4bbl. intake and the correct factory Autolite carb for it that a buddy of mine had sitting in his garage, so I am going to start out with that for now so this build up doesn't get too expensive, but I have a feeling I will end up with an aftermarket intake and bigger carb on down the road.
I am going to tear the engine apart and put a basic rebuild kit in (provided I don't find any major problems)--rings, bearing, gaskets, timing chain, water pump, oil pump, cam bearings, aftermarket cam/lifters/valve springs.
Anyone have a cam recommendation for this engine? It is going in a 1970 LTD 2dr. HT with a C6 and 3.25 rear end ratio. I want as much cam as is reasonable with a stock torque converter--this is a driving/cruising car, so I don't want to go to a higher stall torque coverter. I have built several 429/460 engines before, but they all went in big 4x4 trucks with manual transmissions.
1970 LTD 2dr. HT 429 4bbl
1988 F-150 4x4 short bed 5-speed
1989 F-350 4x4 regular cab SRW with 7.5 and 5-speed