Insurance paid for it, and we bought a 1992 Holiday Rambler Alumalight, 29'. Grumpy I would forget about this truck weighing more than your trailer stuff. The 460, although discontinued in the late 1990s, remains a popular big block engine that is widely used in motor homes, boats, and industrial vehicles. Went thru the Smokies, White Mountains in N. The cylinder head bolts need to be tightened to 140 foot-pounds and the intake manifold bolts get tightened to 30 foot-pounds. A stock 460 cylinder bore was measured at 4. We towed with what was available, and the 460 was the biggest around.
Important: When refilling, remove dipstick to provide adequate venting and allow oil to flow into crankcase. Don't remember the weight, but probably around 5000 lbs empty. Daywalker 92' F-250 351 4x4 xlt 4. If you count seven bolts, then you have a 429 or 460 V8. Weighed probably 7000-7500 lbs loaded.
Lots of folks say don't pull something that weighs more than your truck. The engine was featured in the Ford Torino, Thunderbirds, and Econoline models among many others. Ignition modules are a common area of failure. At first, the 460 was exclusively a Lincoln engine, but when the 429 was discontinued in the early 1970s, the 460 took its place in Thunderbirds, Ford and Mercury cars, and F-Series pickup trucks. Any weight added to the truck should be subtracted from your towing capacity. The 429-cubic-inch V8 and an enlarged version displacing 460 cubic inches were first used in 1968 Thunderbirds and Lincolns.
Probably just tuning the computer. If it runs check that fuel is getting to the engine. I know what I'm dealing with at the wheels as I have the before and after numbers that Banks boasts for my Power Pack, but, I never knew what was developed at the engine. The most common stroker kits out there allow for up to 557 cubic inches with a passenger car cylinder block, by using a 4. Truck had the 460 with the overdrive auto tranny.
The worst year for the factory heads of the 460 was 1972 due to a poor design of the quench area which is the area distance between the piston at top dead center and the flat surface of the cylinder head. Essentially the 1972 model heads had little to no quench area and were known to explode on the inside. It is a gray plug in a black socket. Aside from a rear wheel bearing going out, we never had a problem towing. The compression ratio was lowered to 8.
It does not specify dually or not. Its a 5 speed heavy duty manual tranny. Also, My truck has electronic fuel injection - so, if yours is carbuerated then it would be slightly less. All other Ford V8 engines have a different valve-cover bolt count. The output for 460 engines built before 1972 is 365 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 485 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm.
Larger overbores may or may not be possible, depending on the cylinder block selected and how thick the cylinder walls may be with … that particular block sonic check the cylinders to determine max bore capability of the block selected. Ford 460 main bearing caps need to be tightened to 105 foot-pounds, while connecting rod bolts are tightened to 45 foot-pounds. Add an extra tranny fluid cooler, and an engine oil cooler. Just curious about driveline loss and so on. I use it mainly for towing, and even though it runs great, more is better in the mountains of Idaho! To differentiate a 429 from a 460, check the orientation of the thermostat housing on the front of the engine block. I heard from someone else that the duellys were a lot more popular back in the day.
After the mid-1980s, carburetors were replaced with electronic fuel injection with an output of 245 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Back than, it was the biggest truck with the biggest engine you could get, and it did great. Listen to hear the fuel pum … p prime turn key but don't crank and pump should make noise. So dry weight to dry weight, my truck is already lighter than the trailer. Lost the trailer in 1992 to Hurricane Andrew lived in South Dade Co. Specs for your truck according to Chilton's 1987-96 repair manual.
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. Pulled that rig for close to 40,000 miles with that 1989 Ford. I'm pretty sure I'm fine with towing something like this, esp. This design was a departure from the paradigm utilizing thinwall casting methods and a skirtless block to reduce weight. I believe that the 460 has been in that area of hp output for many years.
Daywalker 92' F-250 351 4x4 xlt 4. I hope it helps, Perry. The 385 engine family can be identified by counting the number of bolts that hold down each valve cover. This design, combined with a valve sizing of 2. A ford 460 is 7. Start by going back through the ignition system if you have no spark.