Hey guys-- I need some help. I have a 1987 carburated F-350 1 ton. It is showing its age oil leaking, low on power etc. I have a few questions for the 429/460 guru's. I want to have a motor that is reliable, has a decent idle and torque torque torque!!!
#1 -- The shop bill will be around $1400-- that is for micing the crank, cleaning block / heads, boring block, checking bearing clearances, new guides and springs and for the complete engine kit... sounds a little high to me but its already there... BUT the guy already has a built 429 already there ready to drop in... .30 overbore new EVERYTHING. My question is the 429 is interally balanced correct
? My 460 is DEFINATELY exterally balanced, so the flywheel to mate to my heavy duty 4-speed transmission wil not work, so IS IT SAFE TO "O" BALANCE MY 460 FLYWHEEL AND PUT IT ON THE 429
# 2 If I buy the 429, will all of my 1987 accesories fit?
(A/C, power steering, alternator etc. I was thinking it might different since my 460 has the spacer with balancing weigh behind the damper.
# 3 If I stick to building the 460, I have heard that you should buy a pre-1970 timing chain for it because anything after that installed strait up or "dot to dot" was automatically 4 degrees retarded.
# 4 Should I definately get a "recurved" distributor? I have heard this is a great way to get a few extra ponies and some extra MPG's out of the HOG!
# 5 I have put together a "build sheet" for my 460 if I decide to go that route-- please review and give recommendations. Please remember, this is not a race car, it is a truck that will usually pull 4-5000 lbs.
cast pistons, stock dish
deck block to "0" deck
this cam : Summit Racing SUM-3500 - Summit Racing® Camshafts - Overview - SummitRacing.com
pre-1970 timing chain
stock heads & valves with mild port on exhaust only
stock exhaust manifolds
edlebrock "performer" intake
holly 750 vaccuum secondary
--- Thank you for any help you guys can give me!!!