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Calling Out all 460 Owners
#1
just like the title, who is using the trickflow and pro comp heads with the raised port without any problems.?

with the raised port some people have problems with them and i don't know if our body style and headers are one of them. i really want to get a new motor built by cars by carl but his nicely priced motors and built with pro comps and he's yielding some great #'s so i'm not shying away from procomp heads. he's one of few who has embraced the challenge with them and fixes them.

with that said, i wonder if anybody is running a headers with no problem and if so are they cj flange or standard flanges. it'll suck if i have to get new headers again but it'll be worth it not to have to spend another 1000 on edelbrock heads and lose some power. i've ran crites restoration headers, then now the FPA ones. i guess if i have to, it'll be the hooker ones.

let me know, thanks!
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#2
Olie. I'm in the same boat. Shopping for heads. As far as i have found out, the ProComps are standard ports and not CJ. The ports are something like .300 raised so it doesn't seem to be a problem. If you get the as cast head they need some port polishing to clean them up alittle or they have the CNC heads that are already cleaned up. But as you said they are producing nice numbers, for a economy price. The trickflows are probably up at the top, but WOW 2500.00 isnt in my budget right now. If I was going to spend that much it would be Kassee P_51's
Good Luck and keep us posted.
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#3
Olie,

While I have not put the motor together yet, I do have the Trick Flow heads (fully ported) which takes the standard flange. I actually ordered a set of flanges to match the Trick Flows to build my own headers until I found out that the Hooker's would fit.

As Pappy said, you should not have a problem with the Pro Comps and Yes, Carl is a "stand up" guy who along with the "Mad Porter" have posted positive comments and apparently have gotten some great numbers from the Pro Comps.

I wish I could give you something more definitive relative to "fitment" but it looks like it will be a couple of months before I install the 545 into the Mach 1.

BT

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#4
cobra3073;42365 Wrote:Olie,

While I have not put the motor together yet, I do have the Trick Flow heads (fully ported) which takes the standard flange. I actually ordered a set of flanges to match the Trick Flows to build my own headers until I found out that the Hooker's would fit.

As Pappy said, you should not have a problem with the Pro Comps and Yes, Carl is a "stand up" guy who along with the "Mad Porter" have posted positive comments and apparently have gotten some great numbers from the Pro Comps.

I wish I could give you something more definitive relative to "fitment" but it looks like it will be a couple of months before I install the 545 into the Mach 1.

BT



so you know for sure the hooker std flange headers will work? if so, i might as well try out my FPA headers to see if they will run into issues and if not, i got a back up plan with the hookers.

if the FPA headers don't work, thats another 585 dollars worth of headers that was only used limitedly and will be up for sale.

i can't wait to return from this deployment and purchase a stroker motor!!!
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#5
Can you just mock up your FPA's 3/8" higher and see what they hit?

I took a look at mine and other than tweaking the exhaust to the new collector height it seems like the raised port would help clearance on the steering box (where I had to dimple a tube) and have no effect on the passenger side.

73 conv. 460, D0VE large valve heads, Performer RPM manifold, Voodoo 227/233 cam, Holley 950 HP carb, C6 trans, 3.25 trak-loc.
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#6
Just wanted to add to this. I recently ran across an old thread that had been updated on the 460 forum, Now I am having second thoughts on the Procomp Heads. Thought I would pass it along to the rest of you incase you havent seen it.
http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101065
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#7
PAPPY HAROLD;43633 Wrote:Just wanted to add to this. I recently ran across an old thread that had been updated on the 460 forum, Now I am having second thoughts on the Procomp Heads. Thought I would pass it along to the rest of you incase you havent seen it.
http://www.460ford.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101065
Yes, I had seen that thread but keep in mind it was generated in 2006. I think the "general" agreement amongst the professional BBF engine builders is that the Procomps have a place, especially if you are working with a Primarily "street" car and do not want to spend a lot of money.

On the other hand, the Trick Flows, P51 and a number of others have been out there for a while and you can often find some nice deals for them on the "Auction Block" over on the 460 Ford. Com Forum as a lot of folks like to upgrade to the latest and the greatest which now seems to be the Boss 9 heads that are being manufacturing by a couple of different companies.

As always, one needs to review ALL their options based on what they want from their vehicle.

BT

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#8
As usual cobra has said it. I was very glad to see his response, because I think he very often sets back and listens to us dummies and doesnt speak. THANK YOU COBRA, The not wanting to spend alot is me, I want to get 500 or so horse out of my 466 but my budjet is limited. Do you Cobra think I can do it? Its going to be a street car with hopefully an attitude.
I try to help where I can on here, but this is my first 460, and I can use help..
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#9
im curious about this thread im also planning on swapping a 460 into my 72 mach, i scored a 460 with c9ve heads out of a 69 lincoln for 125$, looking for the same power goals as you
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PAPPY HAROLD;43653 Wrote:As usual cobra has said it. I was very glad to see his response, because I think he very often sets back and listens to us dummies and doesnt speak. THANK YOU COBRA, The not wanting to spend alot is me, I want to get 500 or so horse out of my 466 but my budjet is limited. Do you Cobra think I can do it? Its going to be a street car with hopefully an attitude.
I try to help where I can on here, but this is my first 460, and I can use help..
Pappy, I strongly believe you can EASILY exceed that 500 horsepower goal. One thing though I think you should keep in mind. For a "street" car, it really is not so much about HP as it is about torque and believe me that .030 460 will get it done in spades.

Check out my garage (for the Grandé) and you will find that I basically utilized an Edelbrock motor (cam, intake and carb) coupled with a routine build and I estimate HP as between 550-600 HP but that HP also comes with all kinds of TORQUE. I have ALL the specifications and part numbers in the write-up. Since your car already has a 460, you have a lot of the parts that I had to gather...that is a very good thing as it should preclude your having to acquire the "regular" parts and thus decrease the exodus of the green from your walletSmile.

These Mustangs ('71 - '73) are the ideal platforms for the Lima (429/460) motors. Look at what was done with the '71 429 Cobra Jets and Super Cobra Jets. The 460 is just MORE of that Smile!

BT


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