In order to convert to the standard (more common) Ford/Mercury set-up, you will need to replace the following parts on your engine:Gents...
Trying to learn some stuff here. Scored a 69 Linc 460. Complete. Looking into the crank mounted power steering... Any experience on removing this would be appreciated. Mild street build. Hopefully retain the stock bottom end, as it's only got 29K miles on it. It's going in a 69 Merc Montego. Hoping to do it this winter. I plan to do the reincarnation plan on porting the heads, Stock valves... and a cam and intake with a re-curved duraspark. Probably a Holley of some sort. Small budget hopefully, and some BIG torque!!!!
If you fellas can recommend some often used and time tested parts...and some advice on the power steering thing... I'd really appreciate it.
- get the standard front timing cover and seal (while the timing cover is off, also remove the gear that drives the Lincoln p/s pump)
- get the standard crankshaft spacer/sleeve (acts as a spacer where the original Lincoln p/s unit was fitted)
- belt-driven p/s pumps and brackets
- (Although all 429/460 balancers are neutral-balanced, you may or may not need a balancer/pulley that lines up with your new p/s pulley assembly and your alternator, etc....Lincoln balancers are different from Ford/Merc balancers in regards to where the belt pulleys are located)