385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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I read the thread about cutting the tower's. Some were FE and some Cleveland. Has anyone tried a 429/460 down in one? I'm still contemplating the 65 202 with rotten torque boxes.

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Re: 385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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i have seen 66-67 fairlanes with 429-460s in them.one was the worlds fastest fairlane at that time,back in the 80s,but no comets.i have half my building enptied out,getting close to those valve covers.i hope they are what we want.
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Second one down on page.

http://www.lchr.org/a/24/nd/Comet65.html

They took the aprons completely out and tube/chassis at least the front. But I think it could be done with cutting the shock towers and modifying the aprons. They put 427's in them with the aprons, is the 460 wider than a 427??

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I don't know; wondered that myself.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
There's nothing like the sound of a pushrod V8 singing at the top of her lung's.

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Lip Ripper wrote:I don't know; wondered that myself.
Same width and height as the FE, the FE is 2" longer.

If this is accurate.

http://hotrodenginetech.com/summit-raci ... wap-specs/

I have a issue of Hot Rod that has the dimensions of Ford engines. I will see if I can find it to compare.

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Re: 385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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Hell it cannot be much wider than a S.O.H.C.

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Re: 385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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Hey i know its not a 65 but i put one in my 64,go under hardcore performance checkout engine install. I removed the original frontend installed a rod and custom frnt suspension, moved firewall back and removed shock towers.

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Hey Ripper, hang that 460 on a crane and start lowering, have a gas axe and tools on hand, remove parts as required with pre mentioned equipment till your happy. Now your ready!
Really, if you want it in there it will fit but like mine dont expect someone to sell a bolt in kit.
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Re: 385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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Fred, there you go with common sense again.

I have since moved on to the 61 Falcon and it has a nice enough Five O that I'll leave the 429 on the concrete for now.
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JMO,I'd rather have 450lb motor under the hood then the 750 lb motor.........jmo :wink: pop
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popscomet wrote:JMO,I'd rather have 450lb motor under the hood then the 750 lb motor.........jmo :wink: pop
this was intended for STACEY !! :wink: :lol: :) pop
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Re: 385 Series shoe horned into a 65?

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Lip Ripper wrote:Fred, there you go with common sense again.

I have since moved on to the 61 Falcon and it has a nice enough Five O that I'll leave the 429 on the concrete for now.
Ya i missed the date on the op.
Hope it doesnt crack, the concrete that is,, lol
Dont tnink i posted there but that Falcon is gonna be a great piece, looking forward to seeing the colour on it!
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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I know this is out of date with other comments but wanted to post a pick of my 65 with built 460 (468), balanced, race internals, etc. Beefed C6, with 9 in.rear 373 gears. Subframe connectors, etc. Shock towers removed, power steering, brakes, other things.
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65 460, C6, etc.
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