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Post  Nick C on September 1st 2012, 11:24 am

I am building a 429/460 for a FFR cobra replica. My short block was professionally built. I am looking to use 4.400 with .060 compressed thickness cometic head gaskets. As I am looking some applications are for A460 or D/E460 blocks. This is an original circa 73 block. I don't want to get gaskets that have water passages different or whatever. Can someone explain these differences to me and possible sources for the correct gaskets or if they are interchangeable. Thanks for your time. Nick C.

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Re: D/E460, A460

Post  dfree383 on September 1st 2012, 1:49 pm

You need to get gaskets for a regular 429/460.... Those Parts are specific race parts.

Ford racing offers a nice complete gasket set. Lem should be able to hook you up.

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Re: D/E460, A460

Post  LivermoreDave on September 1st 2012, 1:59 pm

Nick C wrote:I am building a 429/460 for a FFR cobra replica. My short block was professionally built. I am looking to use 4.400 with .060 compressed thickness cometic head gaskets. As I am looking some applications are for A460 or D/E460 blocks. This is an original circa 73 block. I don't want to get gaskets that have water passages different or whatever. Can someone explain these differences to me and possible sources for the correct gaskets or if they are interchangeable. Thanks for your time. Nick C.

I assume your head gasket decision was made during block and cylinder head prep. A simple Fel-Pro or Ford part with Teflon sealant would be fine with your street application. If your block and cylinder head mating surfaces have been prepped for a steel layered type of gasket, then I guess a steel layered gasket will work too.

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Re: D/E460, A460

Post  Nick C on September 1st 2012, 4:09 pm

Thanks for the info. My machinist had prepped the engine for cometic and suggested the .060. Appreciate the help Nick C

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