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DOVE-A 460 build

Post  Dillonr17 on August 25th 2015, 10:09 pm

Im new to the forum, i am going this weekend to pick up a dove-a 460 big block for my 78 f150 custom 4x4 and i am looking for advice on what carburetor would be a good choice for it, im planning on putting a canshaft in it also before motor goes into the truck this is just a truck me and my dad are restoring so i want plenty of power and want it to hit a lick when idling but gonna be driving it pretty regular im sure once we finish it

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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  supervel45 on August 25th 2015, 10:22 pm

It depends on ow big you go with the camshaft. If it is a small RV Type, a Holley 600-670cfm would work good.

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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  dfree383 on August 25th 2015, 10:22 pm

What's done to it?
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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  Dillonr17 on August 25th 2015, 10:25 pm

Its bone stock What would be a good camshaft for some extra power and a good lope ? What carb i buy depends on what cam i go with

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Post  dfree383 on August 25th 2015, 10:31 pm

A 3310 Holley or a 750 edelbrock would work good

In a stock 70 motor with some compression I'd look at something in the 218-224 at .050 on the intake add 10 degrees on the exhaust on a 110

Stay around .530ish lift if you are going to run stock rockers and make sure to match the springs and retainers to the cam

And use a decent set of headers
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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  Dillonr17 on August 25th 2015, 10:36 pm

Thanks for the advice

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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  rmcomprandy on August 26th 2015, 9:19 am

Dillonr17 wrote:Its bone stock What would be a good camshaft for some extra power and a good lope ?  What carb i buy depends on what cam i go with

It is not listed in their regular listings however, for a suitable catalog camshaft, the CompCams #34-244-4 works well in that type situation.
268/276@.006" - 222/226@.050" - .535"/.535" lift - 110 separation.

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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  supervel45 on August 26th 2015, 10:29 am

^^^^^^^^^That cam is about perfect, and you don't have to worry about cutting the valve guides down to clear the seals either. Be sure and get a strait up timing chain set if you replace the gears, and or degree it in.

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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  supervel45 on August 26th 2015, 10:37 am

Dillonr17 wrote:Its bone stock What would be a good camshaft for some extra power and a good lope ?  What carb i buy depends on what cam i go with
If the engine is still at 10.5 Compression, you might want to think about lowering it, to run on pump gas?

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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  Dillonr17 on August 29th 2015, 11:03 am

I have all my info ready to order and i think this is the way i wanna go
Comp hydraulic flat tappet cam #34-244-4
Comp springs #972-16
Comp solid lifters #835-16
CompRetainer kit #747-16
Comp lock kit #612-16

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Post  dfree383 on August 29th 2015, 3:34 pm

Dillonr17 wrote:I have all my info ready to order and i think this is the way i wanna go
Comp hydraulic flat tappet cam #34-244-4
Comp springs #972-16
Comp solid lifters #835-16
CompRetainer kit #747-16
Comp lock kit #612-16

You do not want solid lifters that's a hydraulic cam

832-16 is the correct part number.


You need to go look at your part numbers you appear to be ordering for a FE.

Springs you need are 926-16 or 924-16 with retainers 741-16 and locks 611-16
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Re: DOVE-A 460 build

Post  supervel45 on August 29th 2015, 8:59 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This. And on the springs I would go with the single with dampers #926. The other one is a dual spring, and more than you need for that cam. Double check the other part number's, I did not look them up, but they are likely correct.

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Post  supervel45 on August 29th 2015, 9:10 pm

Check the price on a 1990 or later factory timing chain also. They are supposed to be straight up (not 8 degree's retarded) and double roller.

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