78 Custom 460 NP435 NP205 Sniper EFI HyperSpark Ignition 4.56 Gears Front/Rear Grizzly Lockers
UGH!!! That is a PAIN. I know what it’s like to have the rug yanked up out from under yourself, believe me. Just find something to try and get your mind off off of it.Murphy's Law is in effect.
I was on my way to the shop and I had a voicemail, so I listened to it on my way there. The dyno is apparently broken. Since I was like 5 minutes away I just went there anyway. Not sure what's wrong with it. My engine is on the dyno and all hooked up, but there's like an inch of water on the floor and the owner mentioned something about an electrician taking a look at the dyno.
He was busy on the phone, so I just took a peek and then went home. He said he'd call me when they get things straightened out. Who knows when that'll be. Doh.
It depends on the era and the way the hp was calculated.i don't know what a "normal" 460's numbers look like but that looks like a damn beast!
The 460ford.com membership is already intact, my good sir. It's a fairly slow forum compared to this one, but it does have a wealth of info via the search button! I actually tried to hit up Scotty J for some port work before this 460 was built when I was considering putting the D0VE heads on it, but I guess my email got lost or something and I eventually decided against a costly port job anyway rather than hounding him for a reply. Probably for the best all things considered.Charles Morris, Steven Christ & Tom Monroe both have good books, although old, on rebuilding ford motors. I have them, among others, that I used in the days before the InterWeb.
If I were you, 460ford.com is where I would be looking. A ton of info and knowledgeable people.
Engine rebuilds are pretty much the same, finding the right parts that work together, is the key to a good performing engine.
The best thing I can tell someone who has never built an engine before, is to pay attention to everything when you tear it down.
Now, if you decide to build an engine, how far are you going to go? Are you going to assemble the motor yourself and check tolerances, etc... or are you going to have the machine shop build the short block and just assemble the top end?
Do you feel comfortable plasti-gaugeing bearings?
I guess what I am trying to say is that it is two different levels of expertise/knowledge that only you know what you are capable of.
I learned in my teens, hanging with the older car guys. Then I used to read as much as I could, as I never had a teacher or the luxury of forums and videos. I guess that's why my threads get picture heavy because I needed to see the pictures of how things worked after I read about them. IDK, for me, it just worked.
Good luck in whatever you decide and if you want the dumb opinion of an old man, I'll do my best to help.