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will parts from at 87 460 fit a 73 460?? like swamping the oil pan around on the 87 so its a fron sump?? intake??heads??
 

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yes stuff can change but not all is without mods.
heads and intake bolt on but EFI heads must be used with EFI intake, and exhaust.

there are minor differences depending on what you want to do though.
internal vs external balance, location of dipstick, etc......
 

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will parts from at 87 460 fit a 73 460?? like swamping the oil pan around on the 87 so its a front sump?? intake??heads??
If you have a 1987 model carburetted 460 and not a 1988 model EFI 460, then the majority of the engine parts are readily interchangeable.

As far as swapping oil pans between the two engines so that the 1987 is a front sump:
  • Use the oil pan bolt hardware from the 1987 engine, because the forward most and rearward most bolts for to that block are different than the 1973 engine.
  • The original pan for the 1987 engine has the dipstick in the pan, so when you swap to the front sump pan you may need to swap front timing covers so that you may use the front sump style timing cover which has the dipstick in the cover. Keep the 1973 dipstick with the cover.

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If you have a 1987 model carburetted 460 and not a 1988 model EFI 460, then the majority of the engine parts are readily interchangeable.

As far as swapping oil pans between the two engines so that the 1987 is a front sump:
  • Use the oil pan bolt hardware from the 1987 engine, because the forward most and rearward most bolts for to that block are different than the 1973 engine.
  • The original pan for the 1987 engine has the dipstick in the pan, so when you swap to the front sump pan you may need to swap front timing covers so that you may use the front sump style timing cover which has the dipstick in the cover. Keep the 1973 dipstick with the cover.

Paul

yes it is A carberated 87 460...SO then all i need is the bolts from the 87 and use the oil pump, pan and timing cover off the 73?
 

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And the 1973 dipstick, yes.

Paul


thanks guys

the block # is D9TE-AB


Paul,
the only problem that I see is the oil filter, how do i make it so it will take a screw on filter??

Being this motor is going in my Jet Boat, I was thinking I should get a better oil pump and pan for it what do you guys have or recommend. I think Im going to thrown on some new head gaskets also.
 

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thanks guys

the block # is D9TE-AB


Paul,
the only problem that I see is the oil filter, how do i make it so it will take a screw on filter??

Being this motor is going in my Jet Boat, I was thinking I should get a better oil pump and pan for it what do you guys have or recommend. I think Im going to thrown on some new head gaskets also.
You need to change out the D9TE-AB's male-female filter adaptor to the early-style male-male filter adaptor. We sell performance filter adaptors and I have just one remaining on the shelf until the next production run.

For a good budget jet boat pan, go with an Armando's Racing Oil Pans:

http://aroilpans.com/

When you order the 460 jet boat pan, specify the pickup for the rear sump M84DHV oil pump.

If this jet boat engine will be based around a bone stock 1987 shortblock that has not been rebuilt then use an M84D or M84DHV oil pump. If it has been rebuilt and has looser clearances a la marine application then I am of the opinion that you should go with the M84DHV oil pump in your sustained rpm jet boat application. Also, we sell performance prepped oil pumps that will work well in your jet boat.

Paul
 

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thanks again just one more thing, what do I use to plug up the holes from the tube that runs from the back of the head to the back of the other head?
 

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thanks again just one more thing, what do I use to plug up the holes from the tube that runs from the back of the head to the back of the other head?
Ford 429/460 Thermactor smog pump passage plugs for cylinder heads:
Pioneer # EPC-224-A5
 

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You need to change out the D9TE-AB's male-female filter adaptor to the early-style male-male filter adaptor. We sell performance filter adaptors and I have just one remaining on the shelf until the next production run.
Paul


How do you change it out/ do that?

And how much for the Performance adapters?
 

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