Putting a 460 in my 77 F100

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Putting a 460 in my 77 F100

Post  57custom on August 30th 2014, 9:40 pm

I have put a 460 in my 77 F100 short box. I have a set of headers that are supposedly for this combo. The drivers side seems to fit but the passenger side seems like a person will have to disconnect the drag link and it wil then reattatch after passing through an open space in one of the tubes as I comes down. Anybody ever had any experience with this type . The headers are Hooker competition it says on the tag welded on the header. If I could find a picture I could compare mine with the picture to see if they are the right ones. This is a 2 wheel drive short box truck and I am close to getting it running. Very Happy
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Post  droppedf100 on September 9th 2014, 12:31 am

I have hooker super comps on my 79 and I've never had this issue. I can take some pics of my headers if you want to compare they are off the truck at the moment
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Post  lghting94 on September 9th 2014, 10:25 am

are you sure the headers aren't for a 4x4?
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Post  57custom on September 10th 2014, 11:57 pm

They may have been but they are in the truck now after some modifications to the motor mount supports or pedestals what ever you call them. I had to do some clearancing and welding. Smile
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Post  droppedf100 on September 11th 2014, 7:00 am

Did you end up having to disconnect the drag link and pass it through?
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Post  57custom on September 11th 2014, 10:48 am

No I did not as the space or dropping down of the one pipe was so you could access the starter. I am using a modern gear reduction starter and you can put it in or remover it without removing the header on the right side. Smile Next week if the weather holds out and we have some nice days I hope to have it running, Not quite ready for the road yet but at least running under its own power. I hate dead vehicle's sitting around here all winter long. Shocked I will do exhaust work this weekend on Friday and Saturday. If I can remember how to do pictures on this site I will post some in a week or so.
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Post  droppedf100 on September 11th 2014, 10:52 am

My headers have the same thing. The factory ford mini starter easily fits where the tube bends out of the way. It's a nice feature for sure. I guess you do have the correct headers then. What's all done to the truck and motor?
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Post  57custom on September 11th 2014, 11:13 am

Nothing done to the truck yet other than I welded in new floors in the cab. The box is suprisingly not rusty being it is a midwest truck. The engine is put together from some parts I have had lying around here for quite a while. I bought a 4.3 crank from Ohio crankshaft some time ago. I then bought a friends blown up 545 that had 7 good rods. I did buy a new set of dished forged pistons to keep the compression down. With one new rod I had it balanced just for safety. I had a hydraulic flat tappet cam and a set of (so called) anti pump up lifters from another engine that I had saved. When I ordered the cam many years ago I told Herbert Cams that I wanted the biggest hyd cam that I could get and still use a stock valve train. Smile  So it ain't to big of a cam needless to say. An old set of D3 heads that I had and A performer RPM intake and a 750 Holley. Thats it  as it don't get much more simple that that. The block was one I had and I just ball honed it. I even had some used bearings for the mains but did have to put new rod bearings in it as they have the brand X bearing size. I ran the engine on my run up stand and it sure sounds nice , should be a fairly good torque engine. Very Happy
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