Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Frontier Communications Corporation Message Board

  • now2000p now2000p May 14, 2013 10:45 PM Flag

    FTR Back Up to '70's FoMoCo Levels But Still Following the Muscle Car Wave #83 Since Forever

    FoMoCo 429

    Manufacturer
    Ford Motor Company
    Production
    1968–1997
    Ford Modular V8
    Ford Triton/InTech V8
    Ford Boss V8
    Configuration
    Big-block OHV V8


    The Ford 385 engine family (the name coming from the 3.85 inch crankshaft stroke of the 460 V8[citation needed]) was the Ford Motor Company's final big block V8 engine design, replacing the Ford MEL engine and gradually superseding the Ford FE engine family. This design was a departure from the paradigm utilizing thinwall casting methods and a skirtless block to reduce weight.

    It was available in three sizes in production vehicles; 370 cu in (6.1 L) in medium-duty trucks only, 429 cu in (7.0 L) and 460 cu in (7.5 L). A 514 cu in (8.4 L) crate engine was also available from Ford SVO.

    The engines were sold between 1968 and 1997. It was introduced in the Ford Thunderbird in 1968 and replaced the FE in Ford's full-size cars in 1969. Production ended with the ninth generation Ford F-Series truck in the 1996/7 model year. They were manufactured at Ford's Lima Engine plant at Lima, Ohio. This manufacturing line replaced the Ford MEL engine line in the Lima plant. The FE engines, manufactured in Dearborn, continued in production but saw reduced applications and volume as the 385 engine gradually took over in the Ford line up. The FE went out of production in 1976, leaving the 385 as the only big block. The 370 replaced the 361 FE in 1978 and the 429 replaced the Super Duty (401/477/534) engines in 1982.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
 
FTR
5.21+0.17(+3.37%)Sep 2 3:59 PMEDT