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460? #751159
August 01st 2019 7:05 pm
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Anyone familiar with the third gen Fords with a 460 and C6 tranny ? Interested in how this combination performs. Is it a pig ?


1975 Ford E-150 shorty (sold)
2016 Ram Promaster shorty
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7l
Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751188
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https://www.460ford.com/

Not very familiar with Fords, but My FIL was a Ford guy. Of the 460/C6 combo He'd say, It's heavy, thirsty, heavy duty, powerful, and dependable. And heavy. Fuel injection improves stock power slightly.

In 1972, and earlier, Pre smog, high compression, these motors were rated 365HP/485 torque!

I don't recall seeing that powertrain in an E van in person, mostly class C MH. but the BB was available. Biggest gasoline Ford power available during those years. Last generation of the 385 series BB 460. Replaced by the V10.

Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751191
August 02nd 2019 11:43 am
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8 miles a gallon .... laugh

Ole to the 460.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJBtqAM85zg

Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751193
August 02nd 2019 1:32 pm
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Yep the 460 is a

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SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751198
August 02nd 2019 5:49 pm
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All seriousness aside.
The 460 Ford is tough as nails, a torque monster in stock form and they can be easily enhanced to do even more. The C6 is cut from the same cloth and is a good heavy duty transmission.
While it will pull the corner stone out of a brick s--thouse it will consume copious amounts of fuel doing so. If you need to tow heavy for short distances they would be hard to beat from an initial cost point of view.
Oh .... if you've ever heard one with open headers they sound like the boogie man!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct67gS9J9Xk

A real favorite around Ga/Fla in mud trucks .......

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Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751199
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Didnt say it wasnt strong ... but it is a big motor that needs 2 gas tanks .... then again my 454's are strong but dont drink gas like a 460.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751206
August 03rd 2019 8:40 am
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https://jalopnik.com/why-the-ford-super-duty-s-7-3-liter-v8-makes-only-430-h-1836880836

Interesting article about the brand new Old School Super Duty 7.3 liter BB Ford has designed for trucks. Note the return to simplicity of what works in a working truck. Ford has also kept the NA 5.0 V8 available in the truck line alongside the Turbo engines.

Big Block Econolines live on! Order up a new 7.3 gas BB E350 cutaway, single wheel, and EVan video starts at 5:10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3X9UjNx9g0

EVan On!

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Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751249
August 04th 2019 10:11 am
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Thanks guys. I'm going to pass on it. Keep looking for my van.


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2016 Ram Promaster shorty
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7l
Re: 460? [Re: oldskool73] #751258
August 04th 2019 12:58 pm
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I have said it before and I will say it again- in a Ford van for daily driving use, a fuel injected 351w or 300 is hard to beat. If I was putting together a motor for my 89 Ford, I would get a mid 90s 351W roller cam block, a set of gt40 or GT40P heads, the factory 351W truck intake, and an aftermaket torque cam compatible with the computer controlled fuel injection and ignition. I would mate that to an AOD and run 3.9 rear axle gears. That drivetrain will give you plenty of power and fun and still get decent economy on the highway.


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