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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2007, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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FS: 460 Big Block running. 9" Rear end.

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First, I have a 1978 Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon for sale. It has the police interceptor 460ci big block, 3 speed automatic, and 9" rear end. The car has 204k miles on it - and the body shows this.

The story. I dropped compression in a cylinder in my daily driver, and decided to tear down the motor, rebuild it myself with all forged components. Thus, I needed a car to drive back and forth to work while I fixed my daily driver.

I purchased the LTD from the original owner (80+ year old man), who used to use it to tow, eh, whatever. After charging the battery, she purred to life. The only problem I had with her, was a flat tire, which I replaced. I put maybe 1000 miles on her going to work and back, and she did her job with honor.

Now that I've finished my daily driver, I want to find a proper home for her. I post here, thinking it would be a great car to get drivetrain parts from - build up into another car.

I'm asking $800, and have advertised locally, but I figured people on this forum might want dibs. Thus, for $800, you could get a working big block motor, transmission, and 9" rear end, and drive it home.

I'm located in Greenville, SC.
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Why do you think it has a P.I. engine in it? Do you have any casting numbers to post?

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460 + ?
4.5 Bore X ?

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I have the complete original sales receipt for it, plus, the complete factory service manuals for it (9 books). The PI engine added a crankcase oil cooler, and revised camshaft specs.

The owner who sold it to me said it was the PI engine. I don't know if the block casting # would state this, but I could check.

He had also installed a water injection system, but it had was disconnected when I bought it.
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Check your head casting numbers, there was nothing special about the rest on the P.I. 460 that I know of, except the rods with the football bolts, that some people think are better, and I have a set of them I would sell real quick. (D2OE-AB) Found just above the spark plugs.

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1977 F-150 4X4 SWB
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460 + ?
4.5 Bore X ?

and who cares,
if your winning your cheating, just ask the
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Maybe this will help. Not sure how to decode it:
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I don't either, but like I told you, check your head casting numbers, how hard is that. If you have the P.I. heads, they are worth 500-550 to the right person. I have a set and I am thinking about selling mine. I am just trying to help you out.
If this is a P.I. 460, the block should be a D1VE, if it is a P.I. 429 the block should be a D0VE.
This information comes from my experience on tearing these engines down.
Hope this helps.

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and who cares,
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Thanks alot man. Good info. I will check this, but the wife insisted that I get the car out of our driveway (eye sore), and I parked it at our community pool parking lot...I'll try to get to this tomorrow.

Again, thanks for the help.
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I got out there after work today, and the casting #s on the heads are D3VE-something. I grabbed some pictures and will post after the kids go to bed tonight.

Again, thanks for the info Deerhunter.
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Pics are here. Couldn't get the camera down to see the casting #s good enough.

http://www.steven-laura.net/Steven/LTD/LTD2
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Hate to tell you this, but the heads are your common D3VE castings, but the old engine is pretty clean for its age.

On the rear end look at the top of the housing just above the drive shaft and see if tou are lucky enough to have a "N" on it, chances are you won't but never hurts to look. The picture you took of it just misses it at the top.

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If you were closer, I'd be tempted to drop that on 18"s and 20s and make it a daily driver.
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Thanks a ton for the info. I'll try to check that rear end this weekend.
I'm not really posting this to find hidden jewels in the rough though. I just figured it would be a great car to use the drivetrain in a strong build up...and cheap.

Definitely willing to hear offers. I'd love to see at least the motor and rear end finding its way into a good car.
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