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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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79 Ford F150 4X4/460 build

Bought this 1979 Ford F150 4X4 with a C6 automatic transmission and a 351M/400 engine in it from a kin folk of mine



I drove it around like this for awhile and it looked trashy, and the cab has some rust so I decided to spice it up so I bought this 78 2WD Ford F150 for $400


I was thinking about swapping cabs but I looked and thought, I have to rip this and that out and it would eventually be a headache. So I decided to keep the cab and then started with this process







I had the brakes fixed and got the motor running better but the carburetor (Edelbrock Performance Series 4 Barrel) is a problem though (even though it is rebuilt) it tends to flood alot. So I am going to need a new carburetor. People told me to stay with Edelbrock so I am probably going to but I have to figure out what kind I should get.

I drive the truck around a good bit but then I may go bog with it some (but not all the time).

So I need some opinions about my engine/carburetor/gears/etc
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So I bought this 71 Lincoln 460 (from what the vin says) but the top intake has D5VE.
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And then I started to taking it apart to see if they did anything to the engine before.
Here is what I did from the beginning to the end for today:

Sludgy oil..needs to be cleaned out-any ideas what I should use to clean these lifters?



start taking the carb off but accidently broke a linkage on it...

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guess this is for the gas..



Found these serial numbers on the intake area..they are D5VE-9425-A3E. What does this mean?


Unhooked the fuel filter to the carb as well.


Took the water inlet piece off and look down in the hole (HAD TO TAKE THE DISTRIBUTOR OUT TOO!)



Took whatever this is off because it was blocking me to get a bolt (what is it?



Pulled off the intake piece (guess this is burnt oil in the first picture)


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Now this is where I am at.........NOW WHAT DO I DO NEXT?!?!
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Will these motor mounts work?

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if your budget minded just get yourself a set of motor mounts for an early 70's pickup with a 390 in it, they will bolt onto the 460 and drop right into place on the existing 351/400 motor towers, you will probably need a rear sump pan as well.
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if your budget minded just get yourself a set of motor mounts for an early 70's pickup with a 390 in it, they will bolt onto the 460 and drop right into place on the existing 351/400 motor towers, you will probably need a rear sump pan as well.
Rear sump pan?

Eh, I already bought these but I could carry them back but do you think these motor mounts will work?
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Rear sump pan?

Eh, I already bought these but I could carry them back but do you think these motor mounts will work?
rear sump oil pan,

those mounts want work with the 351m perches, but its not that had to make a set, that what i did with mine, and my motor sets high so i still run a front sump pan

'he never hit the brakes and he was shifting gears'

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Get yerself a set of mounts from L&L, or get creative with a welder and a pair of poly leaf spring bushing and make a set like I did. Lose those stock rockers. They rob power and are a hassel to clean. Get a screw in stud conversion kit from summit, and slap on a set of Harland Sharp roller rockers. Throw on a dual plain intake, an 800 edelbrock carb, maybe a cam and lifters, then call er done.
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Save your money and clean your rockers they are not a huge power loss. I dynoed a motor last year and ran it first with stock rockers and tuned it to the best we could get then changed out to roller rockers and gained a whopping 3 horsepower. I did this because class rules so no roller rockers and I always wandered how horspower a motor would gain with roller rockers.
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looking good captain. if it was from a 71 lincoln, it would have dove heads i would think, try to get a set of dove heads from someone nearby if you can. those pedestal mount heads will work for now. the doves will help with compression.and they have screw in rocker studs. put in a bigger cam and replace the timing chain with a 1970 model or aftermarket one and set to 0 degrees. try to find a aluminum intake manifold for it. i have two edelbrock performers, but it isnt worth the shipping to get one to you.truck looks really good so far. do searches on topics that u are unsure of and buy a good reliable torque wrench. if you are not sure about some thing, just ask. take care. kyle

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Save your money and clean your rockers they are not a huge power loss. I dynoed a motor last year and ran it first with stock rockers and tuned it to the best we could get then changed out to roller rockers and gained a whopping 3 horsepower. I did this because class rules so no roller rockers and I always wandered how horspower a motor would gain with roller rockers.
i wondered how much loss there was also, i took my doves off and put the d3 heads back on and i thought the truck worked better. i only did this because i have an unbalanced rotating assembly with stock rods and hyper flat top pistons, i didnt want detonation.
common assumption is the dove heads are better. but it is not always the case i guess, the pedestal mount rockers are pretty much foolproof to adjust, right.lol

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I am going to take off the heads now but I need to know what torque do they need to come off with and to go back on?
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I got the 4 bolts across and the both bolts on each side by the lifter off but the head wont come off! What am I doing wrong?
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NVM. Found 2 other bolts under the sludge.
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there is 10 head bolts.
that thing you removed to get to a bolt holds your accelerator cable.

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Thanks but I've found the other two under the rockers and now I got the heads off. Got to measure though...

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