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Small block Fairlane to 460 for $3,000.. Is it possible?

I'm so damn indecisive First I was gonna be happy with a 351.. Then I wanted to go for a 408 stroker.. And now I'm thinking about a 460 again My question is this: Is it possible to get a 460
(in good shape) with matching trans and installation hardware for less than $3k? Cuz that's all I have to work with. Does not need to be a stroker, have aftermarket heads, etc. Just needs to be a stock rebuild, though at least 350hp would be nice. Just curious.. I'm sure all of this stuff adds up fast, so I'm just looking to see if it is even possible. TIA
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Smile 3k moter swap

first of what year fairlane? also are you planning a used trans or stock rebuild becuse a stock rebuild on both close to 2k depending on who you know. also depending on what year the fairlane is the headers can be expensive or depending on your fab skills you can make them from a kit by summit or jegs motor mounts can be same way too.best wishs to your project, 3k will be tight but can done.
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Well a basicaly stock rebuild on a 460 is comparable in cost to a 408 stroker. Crites motor mount kit and headers for a 460 is gonna run about 600 bucks Transmission rebuild is usually about a grand at least. Then for a kicker if you dont have a 9 in rearend a decent one is several hundred dollars. Cheapest way to go is probally find a running driveable Lincoln, LTD, or Merc Marquis. You can still find them for about 1500 to 2000 occasionaly then transfer all parts to your Fairlane Even then its iffy to do for 3 grand.

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My Fairlane is a '66. And yeah, that is a good point about the rear axle. I keep forgetting about that.
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Not to sound negative but I don't think you can do it for 3K.
Do the 460, you have the cool factor going for you.
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Only without considering the cost of the engine and it's hardware, is it doable.

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Yeah I think I'm just going to stick with the 351. Perhaps in the future I will have money to upgrade everything and do a 460.
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Smile 460 in a 66 Fairlane

If you are looking for a nice running 460 for street cruisen then I think it is possiable to do if you take your time and look around an be smart on your buys if you have a 8inch rear it will live on the street depending how you treat it I ran one for 2.5 years in my fox body running in the 11.32 at 120 in the quarter with 1.52 sixty foot with the only mod being the addition of a 9inch spool and 33 spline axles . look for a low mile mark they are out there GOOD LUCK .!!!!!!!!! Rickyd
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