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Have an 82 460 currently in a 28 ft Ford RV. That's all I know about the engine.
Have an opportunity to buy a 69 Galaxy 500 body and am thinking STREET MACHINE!
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An 82 RV engine is going to be identical to a D3 headed passenger car engine from 1973 to 1978 excepting the external balance.

The engine will work and can be a blank canvas. What you can generate with regard to power depends on your budget.

Do you have a hp goal in mind?





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Have an 82 460 currently in a 28 ft Ford RV. That's all I know about the engine.
Have an opportunity to buy a 69 Galaxy 500 body and am thinking STREET MACHINE!
HELP ! ? !
Sorry folks, one other thing...I have been told that because this vehicle is an E350 the engine could be a 429. How would I tell the difference?
An 82 RV engine is going to be identical to a D3 headed passenger car engine from 1973 to 1978 excepting the external balance.

The engine will work and can be a blank canvas. What you can generate with regard to power depends on your budget.

Do you have a hp goal in mind?





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Was shooting for around 750 at the crank. I think in the Galaxy 500 it would be a decent street rod.
 

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Heh. If it was me, and 750 was the goal (why that number goal instead of a performance goal?), then I'd leave it mostly stock with specific minor upgrades, add a turbo or SC and pump good fuel in it. Easy, cheap, reliable, economical (except tires and chassis upgrades) and done. That's me. Do your thing.

429 or 460 won't matter with boost to hit your target, but you still need to know. The difference between satisfaction and just OK is knowing what you want and planning for it. What does it need to do to make you happy? What else besides a HP number will you need to get that result? If a dyno sheet taped to your window is all you need, I can sell you one. But of course, that's not really what you're after, right? ;)
 

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Heh. If it was me, and 750 was the goal (why that number goal instead of a performance goal?), then I'd leave it mostly stock with specific minor upgrades, add a turbo or SC and pump good fuel in it. Easy, cheap, reliable, economical (except tires and chassis upgrades) and done. That's me. Do your thing.

429 or 460 won't matter with boost to hit your target, but you still need to know. The difference between satisfaction and just OK is knowing what you want and planning for it. What does it need to do to make you happy? What else besides a HP number will you need to get that result? If a dyno sheet taped to your window is all you need, I can sell you one. But of course, that's not really what you're after, right? ;)
Just looking to do a decent street cruiser. Figured 700 or 750 at the crank would push a 69 Ford Galaxy down the road ok. I already have a C7 tranny and a Ford nine inch with 3 92 gear.
Open for any thoughts ,last time I had a street car it was a 440 4 speed and that was 35 years ago lol
 

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I have a 1973 LTD running a 560+ hp 460.
This gets me into the 11.9X at 114 mph. 4460# race weight.

Fun to drive but at 460 inches it is right on the edge of what I'd consider street friendly.

We specialize in pump gas HP and I am here to tell you that 700 to 750 hp can certainly be had. Hell 850 is possible.
At 545 to 572 inches it will be obnoxious and fussy.

Build a stroker say 545. AFR heads and AFR orT2 intake shooting for about 650+ hp. That will motivate well and still be fun to drive and reliable.


What an 800+ hp pump gas stroker idles like:










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I have a 1973 LTD running a 560+ hp 460.
This gets me into the 11.9X at 114 mph. 4460# race weight.

Fun to drive but at 460 inches it is right on the edge of what I'd consider street friendly.

We specialize in pump gas HP and I am here to tell you that 700 to 750 hp can certainly be had. Hell 850 is possible.
At 545 to 572 inches it will be obnoxious and fussy.

Build a stroker say 545. AFR heads and AFR orT2 intake shooting for about 650+ hp. That will motivate well and still be fun to drive and reliable.


What an 800+ hp pump gas stroker idles like:










Scotty J. "AKA" The "Mad Porter"
"EMC 2006" 3rd place finisher
Ported BBF iron head specialist & Aluminum heads from all sources.
Custom ground cams
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ParklandAutoMachine.com
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