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Ok I’m currently rebuilding this 71 Lincoln 460 engine. I plan to place it in a ‘74 4x4 f-250 when done. I’ll change cam and lifters, the old one was busted because 1 valve was sticky. I’m at the stage where I would bring it to the shop for cleaning and magnaflux. Although, I’d like to have an idea on what to expect, here’s the pic of the crack... you think its repairable? There’s also a piece of block missing close to distributor gear, not sure if it can affect oiling of the gear.
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Hello SArgo
I'm a newby on here too.
I don't how much money specialist work of that sort costs in the US, but here in England, skilled work costs plenty. If it was me, I'd be looking for another block.
Best of luck with it.
 

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if you really want to use this block take it to a shop and see how much to pin it, I didnt see a prob by dist gear? better pic of issue maybe?
 

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the main prob is this eng was froze,and that why it cracked,could be cracked other places as well
 

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Here is the same pic with a mark up on what appears to me is a missing chunk of the block.
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Try to get a comprehensive evaluation of the block by a competent person. If there is no more damage than what you know about, it may be able to be repaired and used. However if there is more, it may not be worth it, depending on what it is. Weigh the costs.
 

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Hi SArgo,
I would find another block if you have the budget for it, you may spend as much to "try" to have it fixed as you would on a bare block, then put all the work into rebuilding, getting it in the car, firing it up only to have it split open again, I haven't had good luck with block/head crack repairs over the years....your milage may vary.

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We had a numbers matching 429 from a torino GT a few years ago. We had to fix the D0VE A block. It was not inexpensive surpassing $500.00 if memory serves.

In your case source another block. Given the extent of the damage, cost to fix and possible damage elsewhere just do it.





Before and after repair.


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Thanks all for the input. I’ve reached a machine shop who was recommended to me by a follow 460 restorer. I’ll see what they think. So far, I’ve Found nothing around here. El Paso, tx.
 

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X2, if you have trouble sourcing another block I have one I'll sell you for $75.00 you pay for the ride
 
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