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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 10-21-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Tennessee brother-in-law recently picked up a 71 Ranchero GT with a tired 429CJ from California. Nice truck, even had a shaker hood, some of you might have seen it at Charlotte. Anyway the 429 doesn't hold oil pressure very good and is in need of a rebuild after 130,000 miles. Just toying with the idea, he listens to me sometimes, besides a 460 crank and pistons, is there any other difference between the two? Would it be worth the price of a crank to convert? He wants a 90% driver and a 10% plaything on the track. I figured if he has to bore it and get new pistons anyway.....topside everything would stay the same, even the butt ugly Rochester Q-jet

Mike

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 10-21-2002 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go for it.Like you said he needs new pistons anyway so all you need is a 460 crank and you've got a 460 CJ.

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