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What are the best doner cars to look for a motor that was equipped with dove heads and possibly a block.

I tried searching but there isn't much specific info that I get back from the search.

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dove block

Ist choice full size ford mercury lincoln made in 1970. 2nd choice same as above but a 69 year or 71 since ford used whatever blocks they have left over. As old as they are they could be hidden in any bigblock car as a transplant. The DO stands for 70 year and d1 for 71,,,,ED
 

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If a truck came with a 460 in 1970. Blocks are the same in 429s and 460s. Some block have some small differances. Four bolts have been found in non cj motors, but i would never be that lucky. Later ,,ED
 

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Re: dove block

460Skywalker said:
If a truck came with a 460 in 1970. Blocks are the same in 429s and 460s. Some block have some small differances. Four bolts have been found in non cj motors, but i would never be that lucky. Later ,,ED
A 429 in 70 would also have the dove heads?
 

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I've got a couple of complete 429 dove-c headed motors, but neither has a dove block, but i also have a dove block with 2 bolt mains , and a few sets of dove-c heads if your interested ?
 

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I've got a couple of complete 429 dove-c headed motors, but neither has a dove block, but i also have a dove block with 2 bolt mains , and a few sets of dove-c heads if your interested ?
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C8VE, C9VE, D0VE heads are basically all the same thing. D0VE-A block is basically a 1970 production year only deal.

Regarding application, 68 -71 Lincolns had the 460 (some 68's are 462 which is a different engine). 68 - 71 T-birds are 429. Other good canidates are full size Mercury and Ford cars, although the 429 was not the standard engine except possibly the Marquis. One interesting point is that the 460 was available only in the Lincoln thru 1973, everything else was 429. The base 429 motor was also available in the Torino and Montego, but not too common.

As with anything you always have to check the casting numbers since over all these years things can get swapped.

Steve
 

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68xr7cat said:
68 - 71 T-birds are 429.
Steve
Hey Steve,

I'm not on top of all the Ford cars and options...I am aware that the 1967 TBird had the 390. In 1968 wasn't the 390 standard and the 429 an option? Just curious...I actually did own a 1968 TBird with a 429 in it...

Paul

PS: how's the 1970 D0VE block, heads and CAR that I shipped to you? :mrgreen:
 

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Powers1115 said:
Does that include trucks?

Also the heads and block were the same for 1970 429's? Just smaller stroke?
I don't know that the 429 or 460 was available in a truck at the time. I think the FE was still the truck motor.

Block, heads etc are identical between engines...only the pistons and crankshaft are proprietary to the displacement.

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Paul Kane said:
68xr7cat said:
68 - 71 T-birds are 429.
Steve
Hey Steve,

I'm not on top of all the Ford cars and options...I am aware that the 1967 TBird had the 390. In 1968 wasn't the 390 standard and the 429 an option? Just curious...I actually did own a 1968 TBird with a 429 in it...

Paul

PS: how's the 1970 D0VE block, heads and CAR that I shipped to you? :mrgreen:
Hi Paul,

Car is good :D Just sitting along with everything else until my Brother finishes his move. :roll:

Regarding the T-bird according to this link:

http://automotivemileposts.com/tbird1968specifications.html

The 390 was std. and 429 opt. until Jan. 1968 at which point the 429 became std. Thanks for the correction :)

Steve
 

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I am a newbie here but an oldie to fast Fords. I found my dream 429 DOVE motor in a 1971 T Bird. I have the 1980's Super Ford mag article about the factory using HP 429's in anything that went down the line to get rid of them. I have 2 429 engines and they are like night and day even though they both came out of T Bird's and have the same Thunderjet badging. So indeed my Bird had a heart of gold. 1/4 mile long burnouts on the back roads were no problem with my Bird but with one wheel only, my car ate the posi rear early on. I have had both engines since the early 1980's and plan on putting one in my '64 TBolt clone...Bob
 

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Bob,How close are you to Quaker City Raceway.

It's a shame they closed up,it's only about 45 minutes away from my house.The Dove block and DOVE-C heads you have are a great starting place.

Later Mark.
 

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good read
 
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