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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Bring a 460 back to life!

I have passed the cold and snow filled days rebuilding my 1968 ford 460. After Replacing every gasket, Rods and lifters. New intake, carb, and water pump. I need to start putting the blood in the veins. The engine and car only have 42k miles before rebuild. What oil would be best for the first Couple hundred miles for break in? Good old oil or semi or full? What Weight? Brands?
Sorry for asking if this is a basic question this is my first rebuild for something with more then two wheels.
The cars paint has no clear coat and I love the way it looks(My grandfather bought the car then put it in a barn for 35 years) any ideas of how can I bring back just a little shine? I have yet to try anything.
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Get some 15W40 Rotella or other brand (dino) diesel oil and run it, even after break-in it's better for old school flat tappets than modern EPA oils.

My son has a '70 Mark III with 128,000 on odometer we've been doing some tinkering on

New motor, trans, suspension, exhaust, radiator, brakes, AC, rear end... and he just got 20" wheels on it today


As for the paint, Meguiar's has several products for buffing/polishing, just make sure you use a low speed buffer and go easy until you can see how much you're taking off so you don't get down to the undercoat (been there, done that) If you're not comfortable, get an estimate from a local paint shop, it's not worth ruining a good original paint job to save a few bucks (especially when you factor in the cost of a new paint job)

Oh, not to be difficult but, there's no such thing as a 68 Mark III (I'm assuming that's what you're working on) or a 68-1/2, they were all designated by Ford as 69's despite the early start to production.

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The paint is easy. I can assume it is badly oxidized but why dont you put a picture up for me to see and I can ell you what will work if its saveable.
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I would just use 10w30 with ZDDP additive, do a break in and drop it. Then replace with 10w30 with ZDDP and run it 1000 miles and drop it again, and as long as you have good pressures I would run 10w30 with ZDDP every 3000 miles. In my opinion if you are just driving a cruiser I would just use Dino oil.

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The paint is good but not great. With it about to get warm ill through in some 10w30 and see what happens. Ill dump it every 1000 miles.

I just power washed the car with some soap and thats all I've done. I've never done paint so I may start calling around to shops.

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Don't look like it's gonna need much

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I have an old 460 marine engine. I have the model no. and the serial no. Are there any websites that i can go to get the year. and the specs or this engine.
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