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Hey there guys I recently acquired a 460 out of an 89 f-250 from 91fordbaja and am starting the tear down process... now keep in mind that I am not quite the photographer the Crazed is but I am still in training.... so far I have ripped the top end off to check everything out... so far so good... a couple of the piston tops look kinda oily though... I am going to be redoing the piston rings and the valve seals to cure this problem.

here is a link to my pictures...
http://www.superford.org/registry/vehicles/detail.php?id=36&s=14542#content

let me know what you think any and all suggestions or opinions are welcome, but don't take it to offense if I don't listen! :thumbup
 

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Tim, take as many HIGH QUALITY !!!! Pictures as you can!

IF you get good pics that are not blurry and can be blown up for print. I will use them in Bronco Driver Magizine!

E-mail me @ [email protected]

I wan't to help and exploit you for pictures and an artile for the magizine
 

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sent you an email Ryan... but just in case

I will take as many pictures as I can for you... what resolution pics do you want? I can get up into the 2000 pixel area. just to let you know this 460 EFI is going into a 1980 bronco. keep in touch as to what you want or need pictures of and I will take what I can.
 

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Timmy said:
just to let you know this 460 EFI is going into a 1980 bronco.
Uh :confused: how you going to wire it? 1980 never had EFI.
What is your time line, when will this project be completed?
 

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Uh :confused: how you going to wire it? 1980 never had EFI.
What is your time line, when will this project be completed?
yes I know my 1980 never had EFI... that is why I got the complete wiring harness out of the truck I got the engine from... should swap over nicely, plus if I have to I do know how to rewire somethings... hell I helped my brother swap ina 5.0 into his 1973 bronco with out a wiring diagram or anything to go by and it runs like a top.:beer
 

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Watch out for the cheapest price on cranks and rods and pistons. Chances are they are whats called factory seconds. That means there junk! Example SCAT casts out a crank but, it fails the xray test. What do you think they do with it? trash it? nope they sell it as a factory defect. Not really a big deal but, Lots of companys buy them up and sell them on ebay as the real quality product. When you think your buying a crank that can handle 500 hp @ 6500 rpms in fact can only handle [email protected] 5000 rpms. I found this out the hard way....



Remember when your building for performance its not cheap, theres no cheap way out. Only a rich person can afford to put the cheapest parts into a performance engine cause, only the rich could afford to do it over and over again.


Do it nice, not twice.
 

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Tunedup said:
Do it nice, not twice.
I do my best to live by that motto
 

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An '88 460 wiring harness is much, much better for swapping into a non-efi truck, trust me. You'll have nothing but headaches if you use the '89 harness. Try finding a junkyard '88 harness before starting.
 

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An '88 460 wiring harness is much, much better for swapping into a non-efi truck, trust me. You'll have nothing but headaches if you use the '89 harness. Try finding a junkyard '88 harness before starting.
Really... well that is a good thing to know, do you happen to know what is different between the 2? once I dig into the harness part of it I will make that decision.
 

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----update---

well I got the heads all taken apart so I can replace the valve seals and I figured it would be good to clean off the valves from all the carbon build up on them... I am running into a little bump in the road, What works the best to clean this carbon off of the valves? I have a dremel tool with a wire wheel but man those wheels go fast and they are expensive...
 

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not to be a smart ass, but try oven cleaner. i use the dollar store stuff and its cleaned my whole truck. either that or theres got to be a solvent that will work. good deal, i want to tear my heads apart too. im going to get bigger valves and i need hardened seats too. you know there has to be a cheaper way to stroke your motor. i just havent had time to look for it. its always something, AXE
 

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oven cleaner huh.... I will give it a try, I tried carb cleaner on them and it didn't do a damn thing. once I get the valves all cleaned up I am going to lap them so I know they have a good seat.
 

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Starting to reassemble the 460!!! getting excited....

Block is all painted


Heads are put together and ready for paint


Heads got some paint!


Heads, rockers and valve covers are installed

 

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just waiting for my stainless steel bolt kit to arrive to assemble the rest.:thumbup
 
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