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If I had a 460 and trans I'd do it.

Just something about a big block in such a big engine compartment.

 

My 73 makes the 302!sitting in there look like a Briggs and Stratton.

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Going to be doing it with my 72. have 85% of the parts needed. including a rebuilt 460. just need to get a set of FPA headers. and a few other bits like a tailshaft and a bigblock C6 rebuilt. And I'll be into it. as time permits..

I have also lightened my 460, buy using Ally Trick-Flow heads, ally edelbrock rpm air-gap intake, edelbrock ally water pump, and an Ally Griffin radiator..

Anything is possible, It just takes time and MONEY....

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xoliex used a 2" drop cleaner with the Wieland stealth intake ( which I think is pretty tall )

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The big block engine position requires a different air cleaner for use with ram air.

 

I'm going the opposite direction, from a 351 to a 302 (well 5.0 actually) the lighter weight will give the car better balance and mild 5.0 will make as much power and be more efficient.

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When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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All iron vs all iron, like, 800 vs 550.

 

720# for a stock 460

 

Aluminum heads, intake and waterpump and you are at or slightly below the weight if a stock cleveland.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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I'm wondering if its worth doing the swap, i know a 408 with aluminum goodies should make 500HP pretty easy, what kind of power should i expect out of a 460 with similar treatment and money spent? Also I was planning on running a t-5 or 6 speed in place of the FMX for more fun and better mileage. is there a bellhousing out that will mate a big block to these transmission

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I'm wondering if its worth doing the swap, i know a 408 with aluminum goodies should make 500HP pretty easy, what kind of power should i expect out of a 460 with similar treatment and money spent? Also I was planning on running a t-5 or 6 speed in place of the FMX for more fun and better mileage. is there a bellhousing out that will mate a big block to these transmission

IMHO it's not ..I'm glad my 429/460 is gone...Even With all the upgraded suspension, alum heads..water pump etc it still felt like I had a boat anchor up front compared to my 351 car..Great wow factor though.. but that gets old fast... Doing a 408w Myself.. Reliable..plenty of power...great power to weight ratio..

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART

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sell the 460 to pay for 408 parts? lol

Thats exactly what I did !

 

i wonder what a 78 460 and c-6 is worth?

 

Not a lot. $500 maybe.

 

I paid $123.00 for mine and I heard it run and checked the oil pressure before I bought it.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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460 cubes are great for a weekend local cruiser. In a very Old School way.

I do too much travling with my cars to be limited that way. IF I weren't going to a Coyote drivetrain, I would have a 408 Fuelie and 4R70W. And as things like transmission controlers advance I would definately consider dropping the 4R70(4 speed auto) for the Coyote's 6R80(6 speed auto)

Miss May, 65 2+2 EFI 331 4R70W 3.55 trac-loc Not much origional remaining

Robert's 73 Vert 308 4R70W 3.25 trac-loc. EFI conversion & 8.8 Trac-Loc 3.31 started.

 

 

If it ain't broke, I haven't modified it yet.

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I can't tell you which is better ,but I know mine makes me smile when I push the pedal on the right. :D

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460 , Edelbrock Performer carb. + intake , 204 / 214 cam , Pertronix Flamethrower 2 billet dizzy + coil , Crites long tubes , C6 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I can't tell you which is better ,but I know mine makes me smile when I push the pedal on the right. :D

 

Best 123 bucks I ever spent!

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.

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