Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Masonsf150, May 21, 2013.
Find a 78 460 with c6 tranny. F250s in that year will have them.
And would I then put the dove heads on that?
And a question since this would be my first rebuild.
When I get all the parts- heads, block, pistons, etc, and I take then to the machine shop, do I ask them to do a performance rebuild or what should I tell them? I hear clearing up the oil valleys helps and I would need the heads ported and polished with bigger valves. Then I'm guessing the engine would need to be bored so new pistons.
With all this with about 500-550 hp in mind, how much am I looking for in machine shop costs and could I do the same thing by myself? My grandpa and uncle both have tools to port and polish heads, and do valve jobs. My uncle recently did a valve job on his 48' Packard.
I know this is probably way out of the real price but I was guessing
200-300 for engine and grand in junkyard
350 for Dove heads
Then cams are about 200
Intake manifolds are around 350
Rebuild kit-? Or price for shop to do work.
Everything has been helping me plan , thanks for your help guys.
If you can and have the tools to do it yourself then do it yourself and save the cash for parts.
What would be the price at a machine shop?
Cost $500 to have my 360 heads tanked, fluxed,
guides, seats angled and Manley racing valves
and springs installed @ a local machine shop Race Engine Design.
I could have bought stock rebuilt heads, $400 but I didn't want those.
That was 12 years ago, figure the addition labor on all your
other parts @ today's prices.
Give a couple local machine shops a call to get a rough price estimate.
Thanks for the price
Might be cheaper dropping a 351 EFI in it...Bolts right up to the transmission. All you have to do is just swap the computer and wiring harness in it that fits the E4OD. Also the exhaust will have to be redone..Y-pipe widened with the 351.
I would also recommend changing the Automatic to a 5 speed.. You'll have your granny gear and your highway gear...IF you go with the 460 you'll need the big-block style bell-housing. If you stay with a small block you will need a small block style bell-housing.
I'm not an expert and guessing on some of this.
IF you go with the 460 your stock F-150 springs might sag a bit because of the added weight. You will need motor mounts, new exhaust, flywheel, starter, computer, Wiring Harness, and the bell-housing-tranny to fit the engine. You'll need a new drive-shaft unless you go with another E4OD. If you don't go with the E4OD you will have to put another another transmission cross member in place that fits the transmission of your choosing.
Your best bet would be to get a truck with every thing all ready in it and just swap it over....F250 with 460 and 5 speed is what I would look for.
In my opinion I would stick with the EFI setup. Not sure were you live or how you use your truck. IF you go with a Carb and not have any type of emissions on your truck it will not pass inspection. If it came with a Smog pump it must be on there. Same for Cats ect....
Although, I have to agree a 460 would be bad ass in a F-150. If you got the cash I would go for it.
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