While I'm waiting to receive my call from the driveline shop once they open, I went in the back room and uncovered the 460 a little and took some pics. I'm not ready to work on it just yet as I'll have to move stuff around yet again in order to due so. Getting that hoist out was a beotch.
Keep in mind that this thing has been sitting in my possession since something like march of last year and for the last year or so it's been in my back room which isn't temp controlled. It gets super hot with the green house effect and super cold in the winter, so that has affected some of this stuff once it was cracked open.
I'm assuming everything is OE Ford stuff as the Ford oval is all over the place, even on the valves. The guy said it was running before it was pulled, that he bought it from his buddy, and that he changed his plans for things once his gf got pregnant (I know all sellers say that), but based on all the project vehicles he had at his property I don't really doubt that claim. He definitely had something in common with me with all the vehicles. It was attached to a C6 like my engine and tranny were in my truck's bed, but I only wanted the engine, so I was able to coax him into just selling the engine.
When I say I think he left it outside and some moisture got in, I mean I think he let it sit covered in snow for a while as winter was ending and spring was starting when I went to get it. That is my assumption after the fact. I didn't buy it thinking or knowing that's what happened. The corrosion has gotten a bit worse since the engine has sat, the one cylinder that has turned white was not white when I cracked all of this open. On to the pics.
Rear of driver side head. Notice how the top of the mating surface for the valve cover has corrosion and that the rust on the head is isolated to the top half near the bores for the pushrods. Possibly from snow sitting around the carb... I'm guessing.
Front of driver side head.
The top is the front of the head and the bottom is the rear of the head.
Newer corrosion on cylinder 8 (I'm not a fan of cylinder's named 8)
Cylinders 7 & 8 with newer corrosion in 8.
Cylinders 5 & 6.
Close up of cylinder 5, I don't know why