TRUE or FALSE ... Can I be dreaming ??

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TRUE or FALSE ... Can I be dreaming ??

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Post by bob hess » 04 Feb 2017, 17:47

I need " the skinny" ( as in sooooooo little room ) on , is it possible / worth it to try to put a 429 in a 70" cat.? 428 yes ! But isn't the 429 / 460 way to wide ?

My friend swears he saw a 429 / 460 in a 70" cougar at a car show last year ( with stock shock towers ) .

I told him the 1st. year for a 429 was in the lager 71" model . Stock or not ..... is it do-able without altering the shock towers ??

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Post by badcatt » 04 Feb 2017, 17:56

I does fit. Tight but the 429/460 fits.
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Post by 1967 S Code » 04 Feb 2017, 19:13

Yes it can be done and it has been done without cutting anything. Rocketman did it to his 69. Here is a link that covers everything that you need to know. http://thecurb.us/Webazine/Pits/460ina6 ... 60in69.htm
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Post by 9F91H581221 » 05 Feb 2017, 01:27

I cut the towers on my 70 to put in a 429, then 460. Cutting the towers makes it easier to get your hand in there to get to header bolts and spark plugs. If I do it again, I will probably not cut the towers. I tend to be more purist compared to 20 years ago. Although, putting in a 460 is not what a purist does. All in all, if the towers are cut it's easier to work with. It's a job that can be done neatly and blend in well.

By the way, there were 2 69/70 Cougars that had a Boss 429. Same as a Boss 429 Mustang the towers were modified at Kar Kraft.

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Post by Don Rush » 06 Feb 2017, 11:17

Don't do it... If you want horsepower there is a myriad of ways to go without adding lots of weight and extensive mods. 351w crate stroker motors are big bang for the buck.

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Post by 67429merc » 06 Feb 2017, 14:24

A 429 -460 is the same width as an FE! So with that being said there are no body mods needed!! And with an alum. intake the weight is about the same as an FE! I had one in my car for years!! Until I could afford a 428!! A lot of bang for the buck in the horsepower dept. Unbelievable torque!! In fact I still have the motor mounts if your interested. The rest of the parts used are standard FE parts.
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Post by 67429merc » 06 Feb 2017, 14:29

Ford Power Applications makes a header for this engine swap.
67 standard(my first car) 428 4 speed
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70 eliminator
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70 mustang convertible
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Post by 9F91H581221 » 06 Feb 2017, 14:40

The FPA headers are a shorty header which is great for a anything that is not "high horsepower". I have them on my car. Been on there since 2001.

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Post by 67429merc » 06 Feb 2017, 14:57

Yea, they are not a "race car part"! I would call them a "muscle car part"!!
67 standard(my first car) 428 4 speed
68 xr7
69 eliminator
70 eliminator
65 f100
70 mustang convertible
67 vw convertible

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Post by leonbray » 06 Feb 2017, 17:06

Ford 429-460

Dimensions: 27 inches wide, 30 inches long, and 29 inches tall
Weight: 720 pounds
Sump Location: Front
Starter Location: Right
NOTE: Does not cover Boss 429.

Ford 352-427FE

Dimensions: 27 inches wide, 32 inches long, and 29 inches tall
Weight: 625 pounds
Sump Location: Front
Starter Location: Right
NOTE: Does not cover 427 SOHC.

Now if you really want power per pound in a more compact package

GM LS1/LS6

Width: 26 inches wide
Length: 28 inches
Height: 25 inches
Weight: 425 pounds
Designed to be driven

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