Few glad a read the bottom part before flaming you, you have to search and let your buddy know he needs to do the same.it would not pass smog.. no matter how clean it is. It is the same concept as the CAT situation. My friend wants to put a 460 or a 347SC and it will not pass smog (numerious shops have stated this)
i do not know if it is different per county basis...but being in the bay area (more liberal than most of this state).....he is full of BS
but i have been wrong before.......i am only basing my facts on what my buddy wants to do to his 5.0 mustang...........
Down boy! Said I wasn't flaming you, plus I'm one who probably flames the least here. Unless I'm rocking the runway, oh yeah! :goodfingethats great chexmix....91's never came with a 460.......78 and 79 broncos DID...so therefore he could pull that move of putting a EFI 460 versus the carbed 460...........ya there are ways to beat the system and cheat....but a good shop will know what year trucks/cars came with what kind of engines
so you can flame all you want....wouldnt get you anywhere
78moneypits squeezed a 97 460 into his 78. Took it to a referee who simply changed the smog label on the truck. Now he can smog it like normal. OK there was more work then that...
I talked to him personally about this. Ford messed up the GVW on the 78 year ONLY, so legally it is not a half ton, therefore you can put a larger engine in it. 78moneypit has a FI 460, he had to move that engine, with all its original smog equipment, and original tranny (E4OD in this case) into his 78 and have it re-registered to pass the smog requirements for the year vehicle he got it out of (mid-90s) so it was far from easy. As far as I know the 78 is the only year this loophole exists, meaning big block in any other year, simply wont happen legally.The size of engine that can be put in depends on the GVW of the truck. The 78 broncos are the only ones that can leagaly get a 460. they had a higher GVW then the rest, I read somewhere that it may have been a mistake by ford.
I'm sure a search will provide more as I've seen it here before.
78/79 broncos did not come with 460's