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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Wanted: Used A460 block. Found One!

Changed my plans on using a factory block at 4.50 bore. Looking for used A460 block in good condition. I can buy new for $2,030 shipped. Bore size doesn't matter, but I'm not interested in paying new price for something close to maxed bore.

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I have one but it will cost out the yang ! it is a factory 429 Boss service Block and they will clear 4.53 bore easy but it ain't going cheap...


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Ford Motorsport's A460 block is genuine Ford. :lol:

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I'd love to use that A460 block but that would be too easy and make too much sense. I can't since the 2 mud classes I run in are limited to OEM production iron heads and OEM production iron blocks. One class has a 15"vacuum @ 900RPM rule too which is a PITA and takes lots of $$$$. Tried with no success to get some of the rules changed to move us into the 21st century. This is a perfect example of what some of us BBF guys are up against in mud race and truck pull classes. I pretty much have to go back to block/head technology and bore combinations that were used 30 years ago when not much aftermarket stuff was available. And, I'm now doing it with 40 year old parts that in most instances cost more than aftermarket stuff does.

The Boss block mentioned above is better suited to someone with a budget for building a genuine Boss motor. .......... I'm not looking for a deal on a block, but I know there are DOVE-A and other blocks out there that will make .140 overbore. It's amazing how many are being sold on Ebay and everywhere else when they haven't bothered to have a sonic test done. It would certainly add value to what they are selling.

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I've never seen an A460 block in person, but do they look any different from the outside? I know the internals are alot better. I had a DOVE-A block that would handle the 4.50 bore, and sold it on here to a mud racer. Good luck with your search. I guess one expensive option would be to bore and sleeve a production block to that bore size. Chris

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as long as you will pay for the test,and for the block i have a few we could test,no problem

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I changed my plans and revised my wantad.

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Might check with Ron on this one. Not sure if it's exactly what you want, but it's a start. Here's the link: https://460ford.com/viewtopic.php?t=31302
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I did e-mail Ron this week.........I need to talk with my builder on Monday to see if Ron's O ringed block will work with my application. I also recently talked to a shop in Nebraska that has one that Schmitty and Dennis Bloom had mentioned back this summer.

Just trying to see what else is available out there before I decide.

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I don't know where you are in MN, put if you want to use a "local" shop there are several good machine shops in the Twin City area.

R&R has machined a lot of BBFs

Knowlton's Thunderheads is one I use.
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Re: Wanted: Used A460 block

THERE IS A BLOCK AND NEW CRANK ON RACING JUNK I THINK THE ADD IS 1402283
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The block on racingjunk.com was sold on Dec. 17th, only the crank remains.

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block

I bet this is why ford is introducing the new 429 Block Check with Lem Evans
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I'm not sure exactly how the rules you are building for are stated, but down here in the bottom class that states OEM block, it also states no factory performance blocks. One thing about the block in Grand Island is that it is already machined and only needs to be finish bored and honed. That is a huge savings in that you don't have to do the line boring and decking. 8)

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