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blackswift bicycles 02-13-2018 02:00 AM

ford 460 marine motor into a 74 145
hey guys i am wondering if anyone has seen a big block swap in a 145 or 245.
i have acquired a ford 460 marine race motor and thinking of putting it in my 145 any thoughts?

Jack 02-13-2018 02:01 AM

140s don't have much room

245 should work

blackswift bicycles 02-13-2018 02:03 AM

yeah i haven't measured it yet i have a second option of putting it in my 760tw

gsellstr 02-13-2018 02:08 AM

That is a LOT of motor to stuff into a 140. I have seen a DOHC Ford stuffed into a 240, pretty dang tight squeeze.

blackswift bicycles 02-13-2018 02:09 AM

if it helps i can run inverted headers lol

Jack 02-13-2018 02:10 AM


Originally Posted by gsellstr (Post 5749594)
That is a LOT of motor to stuff into a 140. I have seen a DOHC Ford stuffed into a 240, pretty dang tight squeeze.

the 140s kind of kill a lot of big engine options with narrow engine bay (inner fenders come in to center a lot) and there isnt a lot of room from front to back like a 160/240

122power 02-13-2018 02:45 AM

Umm Ill go with NO and NO.
Find an old Galaxie to put that into instead.

shoestring 02-13-2018 08:58 AM

460 Ford=huge disappointment.

spruill242 02-13-2018 09:40 AM

Put it in a sand rail instead.

blackswift bicycles 02-13-2018 12:05 PM

lol if i had a sand rail and shoe string this is a 460 marine

2manyturbos 02-13-2018 01:14 PM

I like the old Ford engines having had a big block 67 Mustang and still owning a 69 F100 Hi Boy and I'll still vote no. The 460 is a low end torque engine. They don't make all that much horse power. Too big and heavy for a small car. Great truck engine.

240240 02-13-2018 01:33 PM

Steam clean the engine bay. paint the engine gold.Add 800 pounds.

Jack 02-13-2018 01:36 PM

what are you guys doing? we need this kind of entertainment

122power 02-13-2018 01:40 PM

Its not slow. Well in stock form it is. Can stroke these out to the moon. Lane Carey ran a 9 sec pass in a stock looking Mustang. Blew everyone away. Hasn't been back since.

240240 02-13-2018 01:41 PM

what kind of front suspension would you even use?


Jack 02-13-2018 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by 240240 (Post 5749810)
what kind of front suspension would you even use?

just buy this - it was for sale not long ago


blackswift bicycles 02-13-2018 04:10 PM

Well this Maine motor is not show it is bored 30 over has edlebrock intake Holley double pump 750 marine carb I havenít got a chance to dive into the motor to see what else it has but I am at the why not faze I could also make it a mid engine and make the engine bay a trunk

CAPT_BLOTTO 02-14-2018 10:49 AM

None of this will ever happen.

HiSPL 02-14-2018 11:23 AM

Where is that gif that says "do it" over and over?

We need that here.

JohnMc 02-14-2018 11:26 AM

If you have to ask if it's a scam, it is.
If you have to ask if you should swap it, you should.

blackswift bicycles 02-14-2018 12:03 PM

sweet thanks guys i will see if there is enough room and if there is not then i will look into doing a tube chassis front end

JohnMc 02-14-2018 12:09 PM

The room in a 140 is just shaped differently than the room in a 240. The 240 is a bit narrower up top because of the shock towers, but whatever room it has is pretty nice and 'square', going down to the frame rails. The 140 inner fenders come in a lot more down low, but there's a bit more width up high. If that's any help with a big V8, I don't know. Maybe if the headers go up and back instead of down and back?

Redwood Chair 02-14-2018 12:11 PM

It'll never spool.

blackswift bicycles 02-14-2018 12:12 PM

yeah i was going to do inverted headers and move the oil filter and i will only have a alternator and power steering as acc

KeizerBrickGuy 02-14-2018 12:12 PM

I vote nope. Get a Chevy LSx or a Ford 5.0 instead.

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