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"poor kid" rebuild

Post  torkair on January 14th 2012, 5:17 am

Well tomorrow I take the big leap into big block-dom and hitting the junkyard to grab a complete 460 as well as a bunch of other parts out of a 77 Lincoln Mark 5! I've been considering doing the "poor kid" rebuild of tearing the whole thing apart, cleaning the rotating assembly, and after getting it checked out at the machine shop putting it back together with fresh rings, bearings, and gaskets as well as a new cam and seeing what it can do. Of course this is just a thought that has been crossing my mind, the main reason I'm getting it is because all the brackets and odds and ends are a total nightmare to find separately and I really want hydroboost brakes for my Torino. The other parts I hope to be getting are the rear differential and the front spindles, as well as the hydroboost booster and pump.
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Post  Tennessee Bullitt on January 14th 2012, 5:53 am

Nothing wrong with that, I love a junkyard build. If its done right it will surprise you.
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Post  dfree383 on January 14th 2012, 8:40 am

Cool !
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Post  quick 52 on January 14th 2012, 11:34 am

ive done a few rattle can rebuilds back in the day and had blast with them

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on January 14th 2012, 12:12 pm

Ask Barney and Boss 429 what can be done with a stock shortblock. Very Happy
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Post  torkair on January 14th 2012, 12:14 pm

Well the master plan goes along the lines of grab the beefy parts off that Lincoln that I need and unload the stuff from the Torino that I dont need to recoup some of the cost along with a few odds and ends that I don't need as well. From there I would like to find a temporary stick shift for the car so that I can bolt stuff in place and get a decent feel for where stuff goes and have some fun with the car while I get the really good stuff built (that being the D9 block turned into a 521 and picking up a T56 "son of tranzilla"). It's gonna be a gas guzzling blast for sure!
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Post  richter69 on January 14th 2012, 12:44 pm

my 1st 460 was a junkyard build, and ran very good for what it was...........
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Post  Baitshop on January 14th 2012, 12:54 pm

Every fall I pull the engine from my truck and park it in the heated shop for the winter. This past fall I decided to throw together a stock-ish 460 with parts I have laying around, so that I wouldn't have to push the truck around when I needed to move it. Truthfully, I've never really had a "stock" 460 in a vehicle. I had a enough spare gaskets to make it happen, so I figured why not? Plus, it would keep everything on the truck and organized, instead of scattered around in boxes waiting for spring. The basics of it are a well worn fuelie short block, some lightly cleaned up D3's, and a weiand non-cj stealth that I had on top. I even re-used the stock fuelie cam. The point to this rant is I could not believe how much fun the thing was to drive. The truck already had a big double pumper and fender headers with 2" primarys and dual 3.5" all the way back, so nothing about it was optimal for this engine. That said, as soon as it recovered from the big time lean stumble from the double pumper, it would freaking boil the 35 inch tires. Sure, it ran out of steam by 4 grand, but it was so much more fun than I would have ever guessed. Probably because I'm used to it not having any power under 3500 I suppose.

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