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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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I am curioue to know if anyone has ever swapped a 460 ci Big block into a foxboby thunderbird.... i have a opportunity to get a hold of a 460, C6 and ford 9" for all of 300 bucks.....

anyone got a thought or link to this posability

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 02:42 AM
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Anything is possible. How deep is your wallet? For 300 I'd buy it all anyway. I don't see why it wouldn't fit. It's as simple as fabbing up motor/trans mounts...

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Ive seen it done so I know its possible. A friends dad has a bored and stroked 460 fox tbird. Ill ask him where he got parts.

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Yup, it will fit. The 9" you will probably have to modify to be the right length and have the right attachment points to bolt it in, so it may be better to sell that and get an 8.8 that will bolt right up in the bird. Otherwise, it should be pretty straight-forward, especially since your car is carbed already, so the only thing you will have to figure out is motor and trans mounts.

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Hi

Ford used to sell A kit to swap a 460 into A fox.
Oil pan, pick-up & engine mounts.

Think they have a double hump trany cross also.

Don't have a new book to check if they still sell it.


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I have been wanting to do this myself. I found this link from Jegs.

http://www.jegs.com/i/Hooker/520/6224K/10002/-1?CT=999

I dont really like Hooker products but its a complete kit.

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There's at least one member here who has a 460 in their Tbird, and it shouldn't be too hard to do at all.

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I think in a few years, I'll be putting a big block in mine.....hell it'll be ready for anything here soon

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