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Old 07-26-2003, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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460 BB and C6 into XY

Hi All,

Looking at putting a 460BB with C6 gearbox into my XY.

A side from engine mounts, any complications or other modifications needed.

Front suspension is stronger than normal anyway and current radiator is oversize with separate oil and trans coolers.

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Old 07-27-2003, 05:06   #2 (permalink)
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Physically, the motor will fit (Fords MD back in 1969 had a black XW with a 428(?) BB installed as a one-off - lucky bastard!).

But there will be bugger all room. Custom headers required, probably a bitch to get to the spark plugs as well. Relocate battery? And guaranteed to put a huge strain on the front end, so handling issues may need to be considered.

But it has been done before!
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

Seen one done, from memory we left the extractors laying in place, dropped the engine in and did them up later, as they were not going to go in afterwards.
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

use short case C6 and it will bolt up on factory mounts (last hole).
Pacemaker make engine mounts (gold)
Pacemaker make extractors too that hug the block the best.
You need better front springs or you will be on the bump stops (illegal).
Clacker type starter is best or mini starter (which will be shot in about 2 years).
Std V8 radiator will be OK (3 core)
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

mmmm another fat block xy mmm i like it
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

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I think the pacemaker mounts and pipes only fit XA onwards..I think Castlemaine rod shop did mounts and pipes for XY..
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http://www.rodshop.com.au/mounts.htm
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

Bill Burkes 428 XW was an FE family engine; very different to the 429/460 family.

The 390, 427 & 428 were all FE's. There were others also; 360, 410 .... and some Mercury variations too.
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

I say the (duck egg blue) extractors by pacemaker will fit the XW and up because of their location relative to the block. The firewalls on the models all curve at about the same point. The blue extractors finish half way along the trans pan.
When I got the gold engine mounts I was sure they had XW-XF stamped on them. You still need the Fed Mogul rubber mounts on the block of course.
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When I bought my 460 engine mounts from CRS, they only sold a package which included the shock tower / firewall braces.

I am using a Powerglide, but I believe a C6 will fit with just a little massaging (bashing with hammer) of the trans tunnel.
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Re: 460 BB and C6 into XY

...... and don't give me a hard time about how dirty the engine bay is!!! The XY is my no-stress car. No maintenance, no breakages, never cleaned, but it still runs 11.8@118mph on pump fuel.
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