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Old 05-25-2018, 04:55 PM
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After attempting to get truck road worthy, and putting it through it's paces it is evident that it is burning a lot of oil. This truck must first and foremost be reliable as it will be my primary/ only/ work truck. What is the best solution? Am I correct to assume a rebuild of the 460 is in order? Oil getting past the rings isn't going to be fixed without removal of pistons is it? So it is rebuild, I think, or possibly swap with 390 out of 72 250. The 390 is strong but did leak oil; but I'm thinking an oil leak would be addressed with the transfer of the engine into the 78 150....are the mounts the same and in the same location between these blocks and trucks?




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Pic: 1978/79 F150/350 & E250/350 460 EGR related parts:

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Hope everyone is well.

After attempting to get truck road worthy, and putting it through it's paces it is evident that it is burning a lot of oil. This truck must first and foremost be reliable as it will be my primary/ only/ work truck. What is the best solution? Am I correct to assume a rebuild of the 460 is in order? Oil getting past the rings isn't going to be fixed without removal of pistons is it? So it is rebuild, I think, or possibly swap with 390 out of 72 250. The 390 is strong but did leak oil; but I'm thinking an oil leak would be addressed with the transfer of the engine into the 78 150....are the mounts the same and in the same location between these blocks and trucks?




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Pretty much nothing is common between FE motors and any other family of motors. The motor towers would have to be changed as well, transmission also must come along. I'm not certain if the motor mount towers from the 72 would work on the 78 frame. Then you also have the points vs electronic ignition to deal with.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:21 PM
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Pretty much nothing is common between FE motors and any other family of motors. The motor towers would have to be changed as well, transmission also must come along. I'm not certain if the motor mount towers from the 72 would work on the 78 frame. Then you also have the points vs electronic ignition to deal with.
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Would it be better to buy a reman 68 era 460 for a Lincoln Continental with no smog or one specifically for the 78 pick-up?

Same price pretty much minus the core maybe.

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On a side note; I'm selling my 72 camper special.....for about $500 bucks. I live in Louisiana if anyone knows anybody who isn't scared of a lot of work and potential.....the value of these trucks is going up steadily......still considering keeping it, but I'm not a mechanic or body guy (not that there is much mechanically wrong with it).....and can't find a hood for it without buying another one which I just can't do right meow....yes I said meow.....watch super troopers....

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Was changing plugs, and changing thermostat down to a 160 on my 78 460 and I noticed that the plugs I got for this engine didn't match. They were way smaller, taking a 5/8" and not a 3/4 socket. I went back to the store thinking they pulled the wrong item, but that wasn't the case. I told him to pull the ones for a 69 Lincoln; and they matched... So I'm confused. Does anyone have any ideas? Are there engine identification codes I can locate on the block or heads?

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Was changing plugs, and changing thermostat down to a 160 on my 78 460 and I noticed that the plugs I got for this engine didn't match. They were way smaller, taking a 5/8" and not a 3/4 socket. I went back to the store thinking they pulled the wrong item, but that wasn't the case. I told him to pull the ones for a 69 Lincoln; and they matched... So I'm confused. Does anyone have any ideas? Are there engine identification codes I can locate on the block or heads?

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Hey i dont know your location, or if youre still looking for a good ol work truck, but i got a 77 id let go to a good home. It was my DD past 4 years, all it needs is a brake line to be road worthy again. 77 F250 camper special with a 400/C6 and 2wd

Oops. Never mind. Just seen your in louisiana. Im clear up in mi.
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