Just my experience, Jim Henderson Ok, that gives me a better idea. Sir, we are sorry that we couldn't help. I have both the 415 V10 and 460 big block v8, and the 460 just does not compare. Worst I have seen is around 5-6mpg hauling the trailer up long steep slopes like the Grapevine in Calif. Notes: Fuel Pump and Sender Assembly -- Fuel tank contamination is the leading cause of premature fuel pump failure.
Engineers dropped the 385 family for better fuel economy, according to John Hix, a Ford mechanic and classic car owner. Buy a recycled 1989 Ford F-250 Pickup transmission and save thousands of dollars. We sell only high quality used Ford F-250 Pickup automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. I measured the actual belt length and looked on Dayco's web site to find the right length and width belts. The 429-cubic-inch V8 and an enlarged version displacing 460 cubic inches were first used in 1968 Thunderbirds and Lincolns. Rocker arms are tightened to 20 foot-pounds, while the oil pump retaining bolt gets torqued to 25 foot-pounds. Something other had to happen that we don't know about.
The compression ratio is 10. Is there anything other you did to the truck other than moving the ground which seems to have caused this? In its final years with Ford from 1994 to 1997, the big block achieved a horsepower rating of 245. I want something for a fun truck, some off roading and such, but also need to get something I can plow with in the winter. I have looked all over for a diagram and found none in any book or at Ford. I put it back and did not change anything seems worse, a guy told me to remove both battery connections from the battery, connect them together for an hour or longer then reconnect them to the battery and start it ford reset procedure he called it? All other Ford V8 engines have a different valve-cover bolt count. The output for the 460 starting in 1972 is 212 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 342 pound-feet of torque at 2,600 rpm.
Our discount used 1989 Ford F-250 Pickup transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards. To differentiate a 429 from a 460, check the orientation of the thermostat housing on the front of the engine block. During the oil crisis of 1972, the 460 was changed to get better gas mileage. The engine was the last of the Ford big block engines. Basically, it refers to engines bigger than 332 cubic inches. The Ford 460-cubic-inch, V8 engine has a cylinder bore of 4. Stock Number: 9J965558O Fits: 1989 Ford F-250 Pickup Automatic Transmission; 4x2, C6, 6 Cyl, 300 cid 4.
Rocker arms are tightened to 20 foot-pounds, while the oil pump retaining bolt gets torqued to 25 foot-pounds. I use synthetic lubricants all around but my log book doesn't show me any mileage improvement that I can clearly point to. The diagram is for the 7. At first, the 460 was exclusively a Lincoln engine, but when the 429 was discontinued in the early 1970s, the 460 took its place in Thunderbirds, Ford and Mercury cars, and F-Series pickup trucks. The Ford 460-cubic-inch, 245-horsepower engine was used in many applications, from midsized cars to large luxury cars and Ford's line of trucks. To reduce risk of contaminating the replacement pump, Delphi recommends cleaning the fuel tank before installing a new pump.
This engine does use V-be … lts and not a serpentine belt like all the listed gas engines for these years. You will also need a new transmission if you have an automatic since the bellhousing is different. Check also our 1989 Ford F-250 Pickup manual transmission catalog. . The compression ratio was lowered to 8. I installed the new belts and all the components on my 460 work great.
Whether fuel injected or wit … h a carburetor, they generally report mileage figures much lower than 14mpg. One last thing, have you tried placing the ground straight to the engine block rather than the intake? My 460 is a 4bbl, so yours may be way better. Ford 460 main bearing caps need to be tightened to 105 foot-pounds, while connecting rod bolts are tightened to 45 foot-pounds. When talking Ford engines, big block means the 460-cubic-inch engine, which was born during the muscle car era and was the last big block engine used by Ford. Speed appears to be the mileage killer with my rig, lots of wind drag. The alt belt only goes around the crank and there is another belt from the alt to the air pumps.
The height varied with the trim selected. I love the truck, but almost wonder if I need to look for something with the 5. The 385 came in three engine sizes: the 370-cubic-inch, 6. To reduce risk of contaminating the replacement pump, Delphi recommends cleaning the fuel tank before installing a new pump. When Ford's full-sized cars were downsized in 1979, there was no longer a need for the 460 V8, but it continued as an option in the F-Series trucks and E-Series vans into the 1990s. The 385 engine family can be identified by counting the number of bolts that hold down each valve cover. After the mid-1980s, carburetors were replaced with electronic fuel injection with an output of 245 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.