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Old 05-17-2011, 19:33   #1 (permalink)
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460/429? Ford BIG BLOCK tear down/rebuild

hey guys if you read my decoding thread figured i start this new one. I am about to rebuild a big block ford to put in a 1983 Ford Mustang LX . Car currently has a 302 with a t5 trans.

Any help is welcome!! post your ideas, ways to improve performance, tricks, tips etc
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Old 05-17-2011, 19:50   #2 (permalink)
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Heres the engine and trans the way i got it


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da bad boy


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half tore down, heads and intake removed. lol lots of floor dry fer the antifreeze haha


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on the stand, still assembled

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da messy garage and me buddy Tom O'Brien who is helping with the rebuild. toms an old school dodge guy dow lol

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we cleaned up after dis lol

got the crank and pistons removed along with the camshaft

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jumped up and down when i seen this

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Old 05-23-2011, 11:36   #3 (permalink)
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any1 have any ideas for me in this build ? tips?
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Old 05-23-2011, 17:00   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 460/429? Ford BIG BLOCK tear down/rebuild

Ok, first off what are you wanting out of the mustang, something to take out to the strip everyonce in a while, or a weekend driver? If your using the stock heads, what are the numbers on it?
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:10   #5 (permalink)
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looks like you have a 1972 or 1973 429. If the heads are D2VE, then it's a 1972. If the heads are D3VE, then it's a 1973.

The D2VE open chamber head is a single-year production head and should be discarded for performance builds. If you have the D3VE heads, then they can be made to work up to about 400-500 horsepower depending which direction you go with them.

As with the post above, what are your intentions? Street/strip car? Drag only? Desired horsepower? Pump gas friendly or is race gas only okay?

You might be surprised how quick and fast a 400-hp Fox body can be.

P.s: For some performance block oiling mods, go to http://www.highflowdynamics.net


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