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460 flattops?

Post  GT300TD on January 17th 2013, 11:17 am



A good buddy of mine (a Chevy guy) tore down a 460 out of a boat that had a cracked block (D9TE). Talked to him last night and he said it had flattop pistons with one valve relief. Did Ford put flattops in a D9TE Marine engine or had it been worked on before. It's not a performance boat at all and he said he don't know much about it but thought it was original to the boat. He said he didn't know which heads it had?
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Re: 460 flattops?

Post  rmcomprandy on January 17th 2013, 11:20 am

GT300TD wrote:

A good buddy of mine (a Chevy guy) tore down a 460 out of a boat that had a cracked block (D9TE). Talked to him last night and he said it had flattop pistons with one valve relief. Did Ford put flattops in a D9TE Marine engine or had it been worked on before. It's not a performance boat at all and he said he don't know much about it but thought it was original to the boat. He said he didn't know which heads it had?
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YES ... and they are forged pistons, also.

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Post  schmitty on January 17th 2013, 11:30 am

Those pistons were also used in some industrial irrigation engines too. If I remember right, they were rated about 15hp more than the low compression version.
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Re: 460 flattops?

Post  GT300TD on January 17th 2013, 11:34 am



Thanks guys Smile


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Re: 460 flattops?

Post  bbf-falcon on January 17th 2013, 8:15 pm

Cool,learn something new everyday. Thx

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