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Old 04-11-2014, 12:11 AM
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I have a v belt set up on my 460. I am wondering if I can use stock 460 serpentine pulleys? If so, will I need a new water pump from that model year of 460?

Seeing something about the v belt water pump goes one way why the serpentine is reverse.
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I have a v belt set up on my 460. I am wondering if I can use stock 460 serpentine pulleys? If so, will I need a new water pump from that model year of 460?

Seeing something about the v belt water pump goes one way why the serpentine is reverse.
I know what you mean but, there is no such thing as stock "serpentine" pulleys for a Big Block Ford.
You might try looking for a multi-groove "Poly Vee" system which uses TWO belts and the water pump rotates in the regular forward direction..
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I have a v belt set up on my 460. I am wondering if I can use stock 460 serpentine pulleys? If so, will I need a new water pump from that model year of 460?

Seeing something about the v belt water pump goes one way why the serpentine is reverse.
I have what you are talking about on my 545. I used the stock brackets and pulleys from a 89 460, works great, but I had to change two bolts from 7/16" to 3/8". It's not a big deal. Same water pump.
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I have what you are talking about on my 545. I used the stock brackets and pulleys from a 89 460, works great, but I had to change two bolts from 7/16" to 3/8". It's not a big deal. Same water pump.
I did the exact same thing on my old 1974 F100. I got the brackets & pulleys off a 1988 F-250 in the junk yard. I don't remember having to change any bolt sizes but if you have to I'm sure it won't be difficult. The brackets on those trucks were aluminium as well so there is not a big weight gain when doing it.
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Thanks folks...now let's see if I can find some of them pulleys.
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I did the exact same thing on my old 1974 F100. I got the brackets & pulleys off a 1988 F-250 in the junk yard. I don't remember having to change any bolt sizes but if you have to I'm sure it won't be difficult. The brackets on those trucks were aluminium as well so there is not a big weight gain when doing it.
It was the two bolts that hold one of the brackets to the driver side cylinder head. It must have been my edelbrock heads that are different.
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So a 1996 460 pulley can work with the older 460? Same water pump? Seeing water pumps were the same from 1968 to 1992......what about from 1993 to 1996?
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So a 1996 460 pulley can work with the older 460? Same water pump? Seeing water pumps were the same from 1968 to 1992......what about from 1993 to 1996?
Yes. I have a set of 1993 pulleys on my 1973 460 (using a modified, 1980 Lincoln cont. 351W alt./power steering combo brackets/mount for the accessories)

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