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looking to mildly build a 460 and put into a 03 f150. ive never built a motor before so this would be a first, with some help from some friends that have. found a guy somewhat local to me that has a 1971 460 with d1ve heads that was pulled from a grand marquee. he has the full motor and c6 for 500obo. would that block and heads be a good starting point?
 

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there was never a d1ve head that may be the block # its probably has d3ve heads if you do a little search you might find what you are looking for
 

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looking to mildly build a 460 and put into a 03 f150. ive never built a motor before so this would be a first, with some help from some friends that have. found a guy somewhat local to me that has a 1971 460 with d1ve heads that was pulled from a grand marquee. he has the full motor and c6 for 500obo. would that block and heads be a good starting point?
Verify the block and head engineering revisions (aka casting numbers). The cylinder head casting numbers are located on the outside of the head, along the valve cover mounting rail and between the 3rd and 4th exhaust ports. You should be able to find a cast-in alphanumeric number, possibly one of the following:
  • C8VE-E
  • C9VE-A
  • D0VE-C
  • D2VE-AA
  • D3VE-A2A
Or, it may appear similar to one of the above numbers but a little different.

The block casting number is located on the ouside of the engine, at the rear of the cylinder bank, behind the starter motor and reads vertically. There, you should be able to find a cast-in alphanumeric number, possibly one of the following:
  • C8VE-B
  • C9VE-B
  • D0VE-A
  • D1VE-A2B
  • D9TE-AB
Or, it may appear similar to one of the above numbers but a little different.

As this is your first engine build, I suggest you invest a lot of time on the forum reading up, in the Tech Section and also the Engine Build Archive section that includes a sticky thread at the top and which suggests combinations that arrive at approximated horsepower levels. The Tech Section can also enlighten you about specifics of the 385 Series engine (details that pertain to this engine design in particular/above general engine building).

Paul
 
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