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Old 02-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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460 block year head gasket info

i have to do head gaskets in my ford im not 100% what year the motor is though it was swapped into my 87 ford f-150 its a fuel injected 460 whats the best way to get a year off this motor?

now when i blew the head gasket it looks like it all went at once i had a huge cloud behind me and it dont think i was using any coolant before that. would it be safe to just throw new gaskets in without getting the heads decked? or bad idea ?

ARP hardware i have heard can help prevent the next head gasket failure is it worth the money

any head gaskets that you would recommend?

i really dont want to have to do this again as its alot of work and the last time i did a head gasket it was on my prelude

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Old 02-22-2011, 11:12 PM
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the arp's would only be needed if your raising the compression and making more power. For a stock motor, just get yourself a good set and clean up good, you'll be fine. It'll be steel heads, and unless you've cooked the shit outa them, you'll be fine.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:21 PM
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cast iron heads arent as likely to warp as aluminum
use a good head gasket i used fellpro in my big block chevy
i used arp head studs but its 10.5 to 1 comp and gets a 350 shot of nitrous
check to see if your head bolts are tork to yeald
if they are replace them with a arp bolt
youre replacing them any way
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:33 PM
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awesome thanks guys and i hope i did not warp anything driving it home i got it hot enough to have to shut the truck down about twice and had the overflow spew once and i think i drove it once more after that
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:33 PM
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if you look on the theromostat side of the intake manifold directly under the fuel rail cross over tube there will be a casting number for example RF-E8TE--9K461-DA.. Now that part that E8 means its a 1988 F means 90's if you cant figure out post up that casting number and that casting number is on the number 1 intake runner
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:39 PM
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thanks awesome ill take a look tomorrow and if there is some reason i cant figure it out ill post up some pics
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:58 PM
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ok it is hard to read stupid ford LOL that number i posted was off my efi 460 intake
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:36 PM
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any gaskets anyone would recommend?
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:59 PM
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http://www.federalmogul.com/en/After...rands/Fel-Pro/
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awesome thanks i know lordco carries Fel pro at least

is there any gasket brand names that have been known to fail prematurely
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go with the felpros ive actualy reused them on our mud racer
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i once re used a prelude head gasket with no failures so i see what your saying but then again it was a honda and this is a big block...
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:13 PM
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factory ford gaskets is what i have had the best luck with bu then again i have 12.59.1 compression
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:17 PM
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i have no idea what my compression is i never bothered to even look up the stock compression
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if you look on the theromostat side of the intake manifold directly under the fuel rail cross over tube there will be a casting number for example RF-E8TE--9K461-DA.. Now that part that E8 means its a 1988 F means 90's if you cant figure out post up that casting number and that casting number is on the number 1 intake runner

rf-e7te-9425-bb upper intake manifold e7te-9k461-b6g lower intake manifold

so i have a 1987 460?
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