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460 into a 1968 Torino

Post  Vermaverick on March 8th 2017, 5:30 pm

Hello all,

My son just purchased a 1968 Torino GT roller.

The original engine is unknown.

We are wanting to drop in a DOVE-C'S headed 460 and top loader 4 speed combination into it. We're just wondering if it's a bolting deal, or if it will even fit in the engine bay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks


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Re: 460 into a 1968 Torino

Post  whitefield on March 8th 2017, 8:00 pm

Vermaverick wrote:Hello all,

My son just purchased a 1968 Torino GT roller.

The original engine is unknown.

We are wanting to drop in a DOVE-C'S headed 460 and top loader 4 speed combination into it. We're just wondering if it's a bolting deal, or if it will even fit in the engine bay.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks


Good vehicle to build ! With my experience with the Torinos and fairlanes  , most headers for the 70 and 71 429 Torino will fit the 68 and 69 Torino . Engine stands will enterchange too. These items I know are bolt in deals so it is for the most part a plug and play deal. Good luck and post of some pics !
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Re: 460 into a 1968 Torino

Post  Vermaverick on March 10th 2017, 2:16 pm

Thanks Whitefield!

Very much appreciate the information

This is great news.

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Re: 460 into a 1968 Torino

Post  Vermaverick on March 10th 2017, 2:21 pm

Here's a shot of the car when we went and looked at it.

We'll be bringing it home this afternoon

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Re: 460 into a 1968 Torino

Post  Vermaverick on March 10th 2017, 2:29 pm

Dang it, the picture didn't upload

I have no idea how to get it to work

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Post  D. Sea on March 10th 2017, 3:28 pm

Picture needs to be hosted on another site like Photobucket and then the image link added here.

Sounds like a fun project. I used to have a 1969 R code Big Block FE Ranchero. Was a real pain working on the headers. Hope you have small hands and wrists LOL
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Re: 460 into a 1968 Torino

Post  Vermaverick on March 12th 2017, 10:48 pm

Were removing the shock towers and doing the full rack & pinion / double A arm, coil-overs conversion. Also switching from an auto transmission to stick.

We'd love to put a top loader in it, but the ones we've found seem very pricey.

I'd love to know if there were a 5 speed that I could source from a wrecking yard that would hold up to +/- 550 hp

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Post  Vermaverick on March 17th 2017, 1:30 am

Excited for tomorrow, picking up a TKO 600 for the Torino project tomorrow

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