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Old 03-23-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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What was the best big block motor Ford has ever made?
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I would say the 460... followed by the 429. We had two Lincolns with the 460... a 1971, 1976. My old 1978 Lincoln had smaller 400.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I don't think they have ever topped the 514. If I'm not allowed to say 514 then I second the 460.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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Keep in mind small or big block don't apply to the Ford engines, they go by series. For reliablity the fe series like 332 thru 428 and 385 series 370, 429, and 460 are both excellent. The 385 series has some advantages though like power capability, aftermarket high parts available and factory fuel injection cause they were built untill 1997 in pickups. 460 is my pick. And you can increase stroke very easy for big power.

Here is a high rpm 385 series based Ford video


YouTube - PFC Puller
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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I don't think they have ever topped the 514. If I'm not allowed to say 514 then I second the 460.
Ford does sell those as crate engines and you can go much bigger than that with a stock engine block. I believe the 514 is actually a 521.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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For the Luxury cars, 460; for the muscle/pony cars, 427.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I say the cobra jet 428..
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:43 AM
 
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There is also these. Ford MEL engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-01-2021, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Live:Downtown Phoenix, AZ/Work:Greater Los Angeles, CA
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Ford planned a 501ci engine on the 385 block (429,460) that was going to go into 74 Lincolns to compete with the Cadillac 500, but they canceled it when the 73 fuel crisis happened
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:49 AM
 
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The new 7.3L

Ford Performance 7.3L Godzilla V-8 Crate Engine
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