Re: Fuel Efficient 460?
I've decided to go with the 460. I'm going to have to have new piston rings, valves, valve guides, and pushrods for the 390. The 460 is in very good shape, it only has 20,000 miles on it and if i can get it unstuck, it should crank right up. There was nothing wrong with the 460 when my grandfather pulled it, he just wanted to get rid of the motor home. As for the drive line and engine mounts, there is a place not too far from here that can shorten my driveline for $25-$65; and a freind of my father is a real 460 nut and has alot of spare parts he sells real cheap to people looking to build their first 460. It wont take near as much time or money to get the 460 going in my galaxie so im going with it. I may have a low buget, but i have the advantage of a really friendly, old community. So back to the topic at hand, I want ideas on how to get good gas milage out of this thing. The tranny is a 3-speed C6 (not sure if it has an overdrive), and since it came out of a motor home i believe it has a better cam, stronger crank, ect. and i think it has HEI on it but im not sure of that either. I'm going to get another look at the engine in a few days and try to get the rest of my questions on it answered.
P.S. The debate on 390 vs. 460 is over. Serious answers and suggestions only please. Thank you.
1966 Galaxie 500 4-Dr 390 2bbl
1966 Galaxie 500 2-Dr 390 2bbl
1978 F100 Ranger 302 2bbl