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Old 05-19-2009, 11:23 PM
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well i bought some penetrating oil and doused the top half of the pitons twice today and the lifters and cam bearing jornals (they were stuck also) i got the cam and lifters out of it alittle bit ago so thats a plus hopefully the pistons will come out as easy

and hawkrod , LOL i thought i was feelin a draft but i seriously hope its a 429 and not a 460
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Just curious, why would you want it to be a 429 rather than a 460? Most guys who build these swap out the 429 right away. There is no substitute for cubic inches! LOL BTW, I have several 68 and 69 Lincoln 460's available if you are in the Auburn CA area and none of them look nearly as bad as the one you have. Hawkrod
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:33 PM
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well i like to be just alittle different and i think saying my car has a 429 (alittle shock value) in it sounds better then saying 460 i allways think of a truck engine when i hear 460 and i havent heard alot of good things about 460's ummmm im only about 1300 or so miles from cali im in ohio
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I guess if I had looked up and read the area above the post I would have seen where you were from! LOL Personally I think of Lincoln when I think 460 but you could always say " I have a stroked 429"! Hawkrod
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ok i just got all the pistons knocked out of it they all came out in one piece (surprisingly)

a few of the rods/wrist pins are stuck but no big deal it didnt take a half hour to get them out

the crank spins freely and ive looked all over the crank and cant see a part number on it where would it be?

all the pistons have 429 cast into them near the wristpin hole
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You will be looking for "4U" cast into a crankshaft counter weight. I dont remember if 429 would be cast into the pistons but would stand to reason since they are different than the 460. Back in mid 80's I had a dirt track, claimer stocker class race car. It was in a 76 cougar xr7. Everyone else were running 350/monte carlos. I took quite a ribbing with that "boat" but after the 3 race, I was whippin em pretty good! They could get me on the turns but the straights, that 429 would pull hard! made for some excitin finishes. Man, that was fun! I wished I had that car back now. 429 sounds better than 460 too!
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My F100 has a 429 cos that's all I could buy in NZ way back then.

Great motor and revs freely and not TOO hard on gas. (18mpg in Imperial gallons)
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