Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Corona, Ca.
Bronco Info: 90 5.0/AOD 4" Rancho Lift on 33's
what do you use it for??
personally I have my mustang which I use as the car to modify the shit out of for performance. My bronco, I've decided I don't care. Beyond good exhaust and a 4 bbl intake upgrade to my 400, I'll stop there, and that should get me well into the 200's for HP on the 400, which is plenty for rock crawling.
couple of things to keep in mind...because of the known oiling issues with the modified motors, maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't trust a used motor too much. Of course, if you got a good deal on one, you could always swing it updside down and put new rods and mains and oil pump onto the used motor, and you'd be good to go for cheap.
as far as the 460, I'd LOVE to have one, but I have to remain smog legal, so for me, that means finding a 78/79 block, as those are the ONLY year 460's that will work for mine and be smog legal.
for that reason, I searched around, and found a killer deal on a complete reman 400 motor for $700, never ran. Old man bought it a few years ago and never used it.
lots to think about. While the conversion parts for the 460 swap are cheap, anything can add up, so if You have to stick to your budget, consider you can drop $750 into your current block instead of picking up a 460 block and getting the conversion stuff on top of that.
-90 with a 5.8 roller motor swap/AOD, 4" Rancho lift,extended radius arms,33" tires
-66 mustang..5.0 roller crate motor, t5 5 speed manual, full exhaust,duraspark elec ignition, taurus 130 amp alternator, autometer in dash gauges, 8.8 rear,efi