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Yeah mate I think you're right about the different gasket set, the big one with two holes looks like a throttle body gasket (they had twins from memory). Dunno what the cork one is, never seen or worked on one to know.

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On 4/23/2022 at 8:11 PM, gregaust said:

That's very interesting .. The Victor Reinz gaskets are good .  Those I'd say are a very nice choice . I use the VR nitro seal I've found work great  .  

 

Please just stay well away from the Felpro print-o-seal (Black teflon gasket with blue beads) They are rubbish.  They are coated for easy removal but the teflon coating allows them to creep around between the smooth surfaces . Most then leak coolant @ the front 

or are these felpro ones different greg

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That timing chain is a standard Morse chain. Multi link for maximum quiet. Multi keyed sprocket is for advancing/retarding the cam. 
Reckon that round corky is for under the oil filler cap. ??
Yes bear I just bought it cause I never seen a Morse type with a multi Index sprocket on e bay says sold heaps of them ? Seem popular with a stocker,that big cork is a lot bigger than a rocker cover oil cap its about 5 inches

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Yes bear I just bought it cause I never seen a Morse type with a multi Index sprocket on e bay says sold heaps of them ? Seem popular with a stocker,that big cork is a lot bigger than a rocker cover oil cap its about 5 inches

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Nice new timing cover came,has acc with it including dip stick covera31dd0cafc7db140251616dc36fde86c.jpgffb6bedf7c70b17959906d8ad44142e4.jpg

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i bought a heap of parts from america to finish off the engine ,now just a waiting game until everything arrives,good thing is i made a friend over there who has a mountain of 400s and 429/460s,we video on messenger and he is dying for a set of 302c closed heads (lol),he finds aussie clevo stuff a real goldmine,and giving him the rundown on info about how we got the tooling from the states then started pouring our own clevo stuff was a real eye opener for him,he did not even no about the D1AE high nickel 400 block i had,he has gone on a rampage looking one in the states.amazing when you find someone on the other side of the world that is right into all the stuff you love yourself,we have already got an idea about loading his container full of $200 complete 460s and 400s as where he is there is a abundance of them,a once a year shipment should be plenty to muck around with and sell,well thats the idea at this stage ,from the info i have dug up so far its double the price of a container ATM,from what it used to be,and our dollar is poor as well,but will keep it on the backburner for the moment,probly one of the reasons its very hard to find a 460 engine latley.if the deal works out i would love a few 429s just for info sake,you no,usual strip and rebuild while photos and description.

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There are still a lot of used but rebuildable 302 heads kicking around, can be had for not much. Still, in the States their aftermarket alloys are a lot cheaper than ours, and rebuilding factory iron 2Vs would be less and less feasible for HP per dollar.

If he insists on getting hold of some, maybe you could strike a deal with him?

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There are still a lot of used but rebuildable 302 heads kicking around, can be had for not much. Still, in the States their aftermarket alloys are a lot cheaper than ours, and rebuilding factory iron 2Vs would be less and less feasible for HP per dollar.

If he insists on getting hold of some, maybe you could strike a deal with him?

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Nice silvolite flat tops came,bearings as wellbac86ff625eabd8a6b8d73a13b9dba79.jpg47cc7e82244413c5589f6d60348d03f7.jpg0920914a73daf329e3e4ef120e1e412c.jpg2fc85d7198499a071a89e22f0c7f4576.jpg

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I haven't read much about the Lima motor, do they have the same rods between 429 and 460, or do they change piston pin heights?

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Yes same rod,and pin height differences,there is actually more selection when coming to buying a set of aftermarket pistons for a 429 many companies make forged slugs because of the super cobra jet and others.

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Yes same rod,and pin height differences,there is actually more selection when coming to buying a set of aftermarket pistons for a 429 many companies make forged slugs because of the super cobra jet and others.

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Got the old pistons taken off the rods and cleaned up just 1 for a look and turns out 040 these are a big piston1bbf83c9dfb580dd765436fa7d3b7e5c.jpg31f1c2d5ecd6be92da7a9084621a37d4.jpg

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Got the old pistons taken off the rods and cleaned up just 1 for a look and turns out 040 these are a big piston1bbf83c9dfb580dd765436fa7d3b7e5c.jpg31f1c2d5ecd6be92da7a9084621a37d4.jpg

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Struck a snag as no main caps as I was promised he said he don't have em so I'm fkd but wait a minute got another 460 block this morning and it's the same shape just needs some TLC and at least it has its caps,I was quoted around $750 to line bore the other block and almost impossible to find a set of 460 caps I just bought another block and saved this project,machine shop costs are huge.by the end of the day I got the block looking half reasonable 297d1c63f852379731fd08d9205316df.jpge4811f4e0bf2bb8dc04b0be2f45df7cc.jpg2a99a3d185e0c11b3bef5d24f6945626.jpg

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You could get some aftermarket 4-bolt caps but they only do the middle 3 on Clevos and big blocks from memory. You still have to line bore them to get them true to the mains tunnel

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No one has any stock gerg I have been searching online everywhere only ones that are available are the milodon set and they are about $700 and you still need the rear and front cap as well ,pro gram make them but no stock same as pro comp no stock by the time ya get it all done plus line bore its way too expensive that's why I just bought another block ,interesting on USA e bay there are many sets of 429 cj 4 bolt caps x5 full set for $1350 us also bought a set of factory 460 rocker covers and pushrods and rockers as well plus a few more crankse046402c13c9c4ddf639372efcfebf36.jpg

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No one has any stock gerg I have been searching online everywhere only ones that are available are the milodon set and they are about $700 and you still need the rear and front cap as well ,pro gram make them but no stock same as pro comp no stock by the time ya get it all done plus line bore its way too expensive that's why I just bought another block ,interesting on USA e bay there are many sets of 429 cj 4 bolt caps x5 full set for $1350 us also bought a set of factory 460 rocker covers and pushrods and rockers as well plus a few more crankse046402c13c9c4ddf639372efcfebf36.jpg

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Got the block a bit cleaner and chased all threads ,come Monday take it to olm8s de rusting tank for a dip ,also get him to hone it and fit the cam bearings df12d74a9c953b51f696d526669f00f1.jpg4d833f62165abe1f9c003e8250f3ef57.jpge4c61d35e8b4501c8759b6342045ed0e.jpg

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Got the block a bit cleaner and chased all threads ,come Monday take it to olm8s de rusting tank for a dip ,also get him to hone it and fit the cam bearings df12d74a9c953b51f696d526669f00f1.jpg4d833f62165abe1f9c003e8250f3ef57.jpge4c61d35e8b4501c8759b6342045ed0e.jpg

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Not sure what happened to pics 42c95289e741a4b886a8120190364f48.jpgbdb6d9f32c6fc171d310afef90039ed8.jpg

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Go the big block!

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This block is 060 over already and is quite usable I sanded 1 bore by hand and fitted a new piston just to make sure its not a rattler and seems to be ok there also virtually no lip so I'm in luck,amazing what are the chances of finding a 460 block with 2km of your house ? Well I fluked it again.

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