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360 to 460 Engine Swap Question

Postby UNCLE BOO on Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:08 pm

Good day, all!

I have looked at the various threads on this subject, but didn't see a specific answer to a question I have, so please bear with the newbie!  :)

I am restoring a 1968 F100 Ranger 2WD. It had a 360 with C-6 Automatic transmission, but the engine was long gone when I bought it. It just has the old C-6 still hanging under it. I have a "donor" 1975 F100 with a running 460 with matching C-6 transmission, which I want to swap into the '68 as a "unit".

The question I have relates to the engine perches. Can I simply pull the old 360 perches out of the '68 and use the ones attached to the 460 from the '75?

In case it makes a difference.....I also plan to swap out the entire front end from the '75 into the '68, to give me disc brakes (and power steering). If there is anything I should be watching out for, please do not hesitate to "educate" me. :)

Thanks in advance for any advice you guys might be able to provide!

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Re: 360 to 460 Engine Swap Question

Postby fordman on Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:36 pm

yes you unbotl the perches from each truck as swap them into the 68 with the new engine.
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Re: 360 to 460 Engine Swap Question

Postby BobbyFord on Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:00 pm

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Re: 360 to 460 Engine Swap Question

Postby cdeal28078 on Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:05 pm

Grab everything you can from the 75 truck. Make sure to get the transmission cross-member as well. I really cannot remember if I used it or not but get it in case. Get the driveshaft as well. Same case though. Might need it. Just get everything you can from it. Shift rods for the C6, any bell cranks if there. Power brake booster especially if it is the smaller one, radiator if it is good, plus like said all of the brake and steering stuff. Good luck. You will enjoy the 460
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Re: 360 to 460 Engine Swap Question

Postby UNCLE BOO on Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:49 pm

Thanks, fordman, for confirming what certainly looked to be a workable swap to me. :thup:

Thanks, BobbyFord, for the front-end thread recommendation . I've seen it before, but i'm sure it would be useful information for other readers of this thread, who may not have found it yet.  :)

And, thanks cdeal28078, for suggesting those other parts to (possibly) swap. I own the donor truck (I call it "Rusty" for obvious reasons), and it will be "stored" out on the family farm. So, I can always go back and scavange as needed, as I progress through this project. I hadn't thought of all those other swap-able parts though! Much appreciated!  :D

As usual,  :fr:

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