A friend of mine who isn't a ford guy wants to sell me a running 1967 or 68 ford 462 out of a lincoln. Is it worth the 150$ he's askin? Do they have interchangeable parts with the 460?
Yep, 462's are 10.25:1, 340 hp 480 lb ft. When I was working on a customer's 67' continental with a 462 I remember it not having nearly the power of my old 429. This car is 5000 lbs vs 4200 for my LTD, though.Also would be fairly hi compression for todays gas and wouldn't like unleaded anyway [no hardened ex valve seats]
Yeah it's always fun to do something different. And there are some things that you can get custom made if necessary, like pistons. So it's not the end of the world. Of course you would probably get a lot of people thinking you had a bored 460 after you tell them you have a 462I would give a vote to go ahead and buy it. for $150, if the engines not bad.
they don't make parts for that engine.. That works both ways. There are guys that run those oddball rare, limited engines and if can find those customers. you'll make money.
Also consider international. I do a good business, selling parts to australia/NZ &europe.
Alot of well to do, dedicated car guys that loooove american cars.
Also I have good memories of the old 430/462, back in high school one of my friends had 70/71 F350 with a MEL engine and
I remember that thing was a massive torque monster. we would haul a camper and a boat on the back up a mountain grade to go fishing. That thing wouldn't even slow down a bit.
They don't rev high and yes no perf parts to speak of,
but think of the challenge.
it's already got a 4 bbl. reground cam, port heads good. I but you could find some bigger valves that can fit. pistons...
I think there's potential there...
trans will be a C6, although with a unique bolt pattern, look at it closely, it's actually really close to a 460 housing.
The 462 MEL heads will bolt to the 460 block but you'll need to make your own manifolds, pistons, etc. From a custom build stainpoint it would ne a neat exercise but that's about it.A friend of mine who isn't a ford guy wants to sell me a running 1967 or 68 ford 462 out of a lincoln. Is it worth the 150$ he's askin? Do they have interchangeable parts with the 460?HTML:
The video I posted earlier in this thread IS one of those turnpike cruisers you are talking about(430 3-2v). Seems like an awesome engine!! In fact, it was the first production gas engine in a car to be rated at 400 bhp, ahead of the Chrysler 392 hemi of the time. Don't the Lincoln 462's have flat heads too, or chambers in both the block and heads?I have used the Mel 430's before, in fact the rare 1958 430 "Super Marauder" with factory 3x2 manifold & 400 hp. There is a web site for these engines just like this site. They are still performance parts out there, my brother has a whole garage full of them including Hilborn injection system, Isky roller cams and there are even adapters to use 429-460 intake manifolds on this engine, he is currently using a Weiand Tunnel ram on one. Egge still makes all the stock rebuild parts for these engines, and Ross makes forged pistons by special order. If you bolt early 1958-1960 heads with no combustion chambers on a stock 462 you will be over 11.5 to one, race gas by todays standards, if you do this you must use the early intake as well , the angles are different. The heads have huge 3" tall intake ports just like the 427 highriser. Lots of intakes are still out there, Edelbrock made both 6x2 & 3x2 . The finned aluminum "Super Marauder" valve covers are back in production, my brother just bought a set. These engines use the same oil pumps, lifters, & rocker arms as the "FE" series engines. Mallory still makes distributors for these too under special order. These are a big heavy engine, and very wide, but if your looking for something different especially where the engine is going to be the show piece of the car, then this might be for you. For all out performance, lighter weight & much more parts availability stick with the 385 series family.