429/460 visual identification
I'm hoping to buy a 460 to fix up and put in my car one day, so I've been searching for a quick way to tell the difference between a 429 and a 460 when looking at wrecking yards etc.
Do they have the CID marked on the block like the Chevrolet and Holden V8's, or do I need to decipher the casting numbers?
Everyone seems to rave about the 460, but not much talk on the 429. Is this just a case of "If you're going to put a big block in, then do it properly", or perhaps much of the stuff I've read is drag racing related where cubes are king.
I'm getting the feeling that build costs are the same, so why wouldn't you go the 460. Much like the situation with Holden 253 & 308 small blocks here in Australia.
Sorry if this is in a FAQ somewhere, but I didn't have much luck finding anything when searching.
Any help would be great.