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Old 08-31-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Question 460 Fox Swap

Will be doing the swap next week and had a couple ?'s

1. Any tips that make this easier?
2. Will the stock hood clear?
3. 460/C6 does driveshaft need shortening?
4. Any clearance issues(steering and such)?


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Old 09-01-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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Heres my answers to your ??

1. Bolt everything you can to the
motor before you drop it in
including headers and belts
remove steering shaft and it
should drop right in.
2. Will not clear and if it does you
can't run a breather
3. You can use a factory driveshaft
i believe its been awhile
4. Everything is tight just take your
time and it will go in easier than
you think
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Thanks, i'm hoping that everything goes well
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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what about keeping it efi? with a 5 speed?
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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want to go carbed, over the winter the C6 will be swaped for a Tremec 5 speed
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How much more of a hassle is it to swap a 5 speed being the 460? I've always liked the big blocks, but I'm building a autocross car and didn't know a 5 speed was possible.
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to help keep drive train inline u have to run a 1 1/2 to 2 inch body lift in the front and it also helps with the hood issues.
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1 1/2 to 2 inch body lift
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If you are trying to get it under the hood, go to http://www.bigblockfox.com and click on the yahoo groups button to join the BBF email group. Once there, email the group and ask Bob Meyer to send you a set of his k-member spacers. It drops the k-member down 1 1/2" and if you use a low riser air cleaner, you can get it under the stock hood. The BBF website has pics and tons of info. The email group is a great bunch of guys and very knowledgable on the swap. It's not that hard at all to do.
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Do you use the K-member spacers with the big block swap engine mounts?

What does spacing the K-member do to the rest of the components? Is there anything that you have to change with the steering rack, a-arms, struts, etc. when spacing it down?

What about using an aftermarket K-member with a 1" drop?
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The K spacers will basically raise the front of the body, like a body lift on a truck. Go over to 460ford.com and search around as there are pics etc of spacers in use.
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460+5 speed=2 piece tremec
if you want a manual BBF look into a TKO600 minimum. But most guys blow those up with ease. Jerico, Richmond, Nash, lenco, Gforce, liberty, ect ect
These are the guys to talk to. well not nash as they went out of business and richmond bought the patents (gforce uses them too).
BBF put out alot of torque 500+ for stock bottom ends with factory semi ported heads. If the trans holds then your next issue will be knocking teeth off the ring gear. but if you get through all that you can do it.

good luck 385's are great motors you just need to undo all the restrictions the factory placed on them.
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bump

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Well, how did the swap go?
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You can see how my mock-up went over on the 460ford.com site.

I used an AJE K-member with BBF mounts. It basically dropped the engine down 1.5". It's now situated exactly like the engines that are on stock K-members with 1.5" spacers.
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How much more of a hassle is it to swap a 5 speed being the 460? I've always liked the big blocks, but I'm building a autocross car and didn't know a 5 speed was possible.
Thanks for any info.
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there are alota places that make 5 and 6 speeds that will work with a bb, as far as a stock T5 it would implode behind a bb at best...
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460+5 speed=2 piece tremec
if you want a manual BBF look into a TKO600 minimum. But most guys blow those up with ease. Jerico, Richmond, Nash, lenco, Gforce, liberty, ect ect
These are the guys to talk to. well not nash as they went out of business and richmond bought the patents (gforce uses them too).
BBF put out alot of torque 500+ for stock bottom ends with factory semi ported heads. If the trans holds then your next issue will be knocking teeth off the ring gear. but if you get through all that you can do it.

good luck 385's are great motors you just need to undo all the restrictions the factory placed on them.
i did not see this before i posted my response... thats pretty much it
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