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    Posted: 13-March-2018 at 1:39AM
I can get it for 200 . Is it worth working with to put in a 73 GTS fastback .  Speedo shows 040,000 miles . looks clean.
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for $200 it sounds like a no brainer?


i'd say take all you can get


small issue / if at all the trans output shaft has the speedo drive gear machined in, they can't be changed so speedo correction to a car sized tire depends upon the range of the driven gears that you can change .... if the trans has cable speedo capability at all?

and it has an RV cam  LOL LOL LOL
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Is it already out?  Pulling a motor and trans out of a full-size RV is a pain in the...stones.  If it's going to the scrap heap, bring a sawzall, makes life easier.
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You also will have to get all of the parts to make it work in the '73 GTS, including: The motor mounts from any 72-76 torino or montego that came with a 429 or 460 engine. Or any 72-77 ranchero that came with a 429 or 460 engine. You can also get the motor mounts from any 72-76 Lincoln mark IV or 72-76 thunderbird that came with a 429 or 460 engine.

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You will also need front coil springs from a 72-76 torino, or montego, or a 72-77 ranchero that came with a 429 or 460 engine. You might also need a 3 row radiator and fan shroud from the 72-76 torino or montego or 72-77 ranchero that came with a 429 or 460 engine. Some 72-76 torinos, montegos and rancheros with the 400 engine came with a 3 row radiator. There are also aftermarket radiators available that will fit. If you are going to install air conditioning then you will need the front coil springs from the torino, ranchero's and montego's listed above that came with a 429 or 460 with air conditioning.

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You might also need the drive shaft from a 72-76 torino or montego, or 72-77 ranchero that came with a 429 or 460 engine. If your 73 GTS has a 302 or 351 2V with a C4 transmission drive shaft, that driveshaft might be too long and you might have to have it shortened to install the 460/C6 combination. I do not know if the drive shaft from a 72-76 torino, ranchero or montego with a 351C 4v Q Code/C6 or 351 Modified/C6 or 400/C6 engine will work. You will also need a drive shaft yoke that will fit. You might be able to use the original transmission mount. What engine and transmission does your 73 GTS have in it now?

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You might also need the speedometer cable from a 72-76 torino, montego or ranchero that came with a 429 or 460 engine. If you are going to install hooker headers into the GTS with the 460, you will have to raise the engine approximately one and a quarter inches up on the drivers side to clear the power steering gear. Or you can remove the power steering gear to install the drivers side header and reinstall the power steering gear after the drivers side header isinstalled. Or you can grind down the pedestal step on the drivers side of the engine block below the cylinder head near the firewall, to install the drivers side header with the power steering gear installed.

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If you are going to install hooker headers on the gts with the 460, you might have to relocate the front brake lines where they attach to the gts chassis near the front upper control arms. You might have to raise the engine up to 5 degrees (after engine installation) on the passenger side so the passenger side header does not crush the passenger side front brake line near the front upper control arm. You also might want to install heat shields so that the drivers side and passenger side headers do not heat the brake lines at the chassis mount near the front upper control arms. 

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There might also be a few other parts that you might need to install the 460/C6 combination into the GTS, but I cannot remember right now. Maybe one of the other members might know.
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Notice in the picture below where the mounting locations are for the front brake lines on the frame near the front upper control arms. The hooker headers come very close to these brake lines. It might be possible that other brands of headers will come close to the front brake lines as well.


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Crites also makes motor mounts for the 429/460 gran torino, but they might lower the engine approximately half an inch on each side. So you might have to use crites headers with the crires engine mounts. You might not be able to use the hooker headers with the crites engine mounts.

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Originally posted by 7T9_Tbird 7T9_Tbird wrote:

Is it already out?  Pulling a motor and trans out of a full-size RV is a pain in the...stones.  If it's going to the scrap heap, bring a sawzall, makes life easier.
it will be all pulled out just have to pick it up .
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Thanks Dave , Right now the car has no engine or transmission ! I think it had a 351c . I figured it would need springs and there was no radiator so I think a three row radiator with electric fans would work will . Moving brake lines in minor work . Headers are a definite, that’s what they make shoe horns for.
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I will have the yoke from the RV . They cut it off to use as a plug to keep the oil in . There is a place here that makes up driveshafts so that’s not a big deal .
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

for $200 it sounds like a no brainer?


i'd say take all you can get


small issue / if at all the trans output shaft has the speedo drive gear machined in, they can't be changed so speedo correction to a car sized tire depends upon the range of the driven gears that you can change .... if the trans has cable speedo capability at all?

and it has an RV cam  LOL LOL LOL
who needs a speedo we have GPS now days
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those gps speedo set-ups are neat but not cheap

or just velcro your phone / app to the dash ?
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I used a garmin until i found a decent speedo for my Landau.  Just set it to display MPH in the corner of the screen. $30 out of most pawn shops, usually 'cuz the battery's dead.
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Originally posted by jversch jversch wrote:

Thanks Dave
Your welcome. The 73 GTS came originally with a breaker points distributor and a breaker points ignition system, the '77 460 used an electronic ignition system with no breaker points. You should try to get the electronic ignition module from the RV that the 460 came out of. You will have to wire the electronic ignition into the 73 GTS. Or you can use an earlier distributor from a 1968 through 1973 429 or 460 engine, and you can install an aftermarket electronic ignition module into the 1968 through 1973 429 or 460 distributor. Or you can go back to breaker points in an earlier 1968-1974 distributor.

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You should use all of the accessories, brackets, pulleys and belts from the 460. The motor mounts can sometimes be difficult to find. They have 2 or 3 parts to each motor mount. The parts are: The engine side of the motor mount, the frame/chassis side of the motor mount and possibly a rubber insulator in between each motor mount. You will also need all of the nuts and bolts for the motor mounts.

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I believe that the 351 Modified and 400 engines use the same ignition distributors as the 429 and 460 engines that were built the same years. They all switched to electronic ignitions in 1974. The distributors that use breaker points use a slightly different ignition coil than the distributors that use an electronic ignition system.
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