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68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 05-19-2006 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Here's the deal:
This summer I am determined to swap the 460/c6 into my 68 F-100. It currently has a 302/c4. Any pointers are appreciated.

I've found swap kits in the NPD catalog(motor mounts,trans mount,etc) for this, BUT it says "does not include Lincoln 460", which is what I have. Are the blocks different externally as far as motor mounts?

Also, I have looked and looked and still haven't found a "for sure" long tube header that will fit my specific application.

Has anyone here done this sort of swap?

DidgeyTrucker
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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 05-24-2006 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
The parts you need can be found in the '73-'79 Ford trucks. The chassis are identical when it comes to motor mounts. You need:
1) chassis bracket
2) rubber mount
3) upper mount to block bracket
for a total of six pieces for the swap. I have Casler headers on the 429 in my '78 f-150.

As far as I know the Lincoln blocks are identical. They might be mistakenly referring to the Lincoln 462, which was similar to the FE family.

Tracy

68F100
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posted 05-24-2006 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Tracy.

So I should be able to get the motor mount parts from a parts store if need be?

I've never heard of Casler headers.

DidgeyTrucker
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posted 07-28-2006 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker        Reply w/Quote
I just checked back here.

If you're still looking into this or for anybody reading this contemplating a swap of a 429 or 460 into a '65-'72 F-100: The only mount part you can get at a parts house is the rubber mount. The "tower:" and block bracket will be junkyard or swap meet items.

Tracy

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