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Post  fortee9er on May 8th 2013, 1:49 am

I have a very nice 77 Lincoln Mk V with a 460/C6 combo. I want to uncork the power of the engine so the car will move the way it should rather than the asfixiated lump it is now. I looked at the proven builds and the builds for the 400-425hp & the 425-450hp look like a good target for my purposes. Although no torque figures are given for these builds I think either one of them will exceed my 500ft/lb target.
What is the availability of the D0VE heads? After all, they have been out of production for more than 40 years. Or is there an aftermarket version of these heads?
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Post  dfree383 on May 8th 2013, 4:24 am

what kind of budget do you have?

A set of DOVE heads are a good start for getting some compression.

Another big upgrade for those cars is gearing.
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Post  fortee9er on May 8th 2013, 10:30 pm

You are right gearing would be a good place to start. That leaves my question about the DoVE heads availability. I don't see any on eBay at the moment (there is pair of damged ones) and considering that production ended so long ago what is the likelyhood of scoring a pair of DoVE heads?
I've seen the Ford Racing SCJ heads but I think they may be more suitable to a more aggresive built than I have in mind.
Budget, what budget! Don't get me wrong money is definitely a consideration but unless I can price all the parts and machining services I won't know. Hence the question about the heads.
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Post  69F100 on May 8th 2013, 11:57 pm

Dove heads are still around I have 2 sets a set of dove-a and a set of dove-c. If you need a set both set complete the dove-a are bone stock and need to be reworked the dove-c have had work on them and are set up for .650 lift with port work and set up for roller rockers.
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