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Ford 460 V8

The Ford 460 V8 engine was part of the "Ford 385" series of V8 engines which included the Ford 429 V8. These two engines proved to be the last of Ford’s V8 big block engines. Beginning in 1968, the Ford 460 was part of the 385 series due to its 3.85 stroke and manufactured at Ford’s plant in Lima, Ohio.

The engine was featured in the Ford Torino, Thunderbirds, and Econoline models among many others. The 460 also had a “Police Interceptor” version in the 1970s. The 460, although discontinued in the mid-1990s, remains a popular big block engine that is widely used in motor homes, boats, and industrial vehicles.

 

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Engine Specifications

1968-1972 Ford 460 with 4 Barrel Carb
Max Brake Horsepower - 365 @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque – 388 @ 2800 rpm
Stroke - 3.85
Bore – 4.36
Compression – N/A
Firing Order - 15426378

1973-1996 Ford 460 with 4 Barrel Carb
Both horsepower and torque for the 460 from 1973 until 1996 changed many times depending on emission controls, various fuel injection and carburetor setups as well as what the engine was used in. For the most part, the max horsepower stayed between 205 and 275 hp for any factory built motor with max torque ratings between usually being between 345 and 375 lbs.
Stroke - 3.85
Bore – 4.36
Compression – N/A
Firing Order - 15426378