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Sly1990
09-15-2005, 10:33 PM
390 (FE series) to 460 (385-Series family).... will i have to change the tranny?
Is this a direct bolt on or should I buy the 460 w/ his own tranny?

How about my actual driving shaft?? (on my 67 T-bird of course...)

SLEEPER T-BIRD 87
09-15-2005, 10:53 PM
they are differant

c-6's are grouped in 3 groups

small block - 260-351w and c

fe ---- 352-428-- fixed due to brain fart :crazy:

bigblock -- 370-460

Sly1990
09-15-2005, 11:03 PM
Thanks.... So I'll check around for a combo...

TurboCoupe50
09-16-2005, 08:08 AM
they are differant

fe ---- 292-428



The Smallest FE is the 332 mfg in '58-'59

The 292 is part of the "Y block" family(mfg '54-'64), which included 239, 272, 292, 312.. I'm 99% sure their bells do not fit a FE(or a 460). The old Y's moment in the sun was '57, when dual 4bbl and supercharged 312s were available. They were pretty much kicked to the curb with the FE's debut in '58. The 292 soldiered on till '63 when the new small block 260 became the small V8 option in the Galaxies(replaced at mid '63 with the 289. Hey Chev had a 283 you figure it out). The pickups got the 292 thru '64 and it slid into the history books.

30thtbird
09-16-2005, 06:16 PM
not trying to hyjack this thread,but it reminds me of the stories my old man use to tell me about his 55 victoria w/312/dual 4 ,3 speed powered ride.mom kinda finished it off for him by wiping out a few heavy wooden mailbox poles.oooohhh!!!

SLEEPER T-BIRD 87
09-16-2005, 09:41 PM
The Smallest FE is the 332 mfg in '58-'59

The 292 is part of the "Y block" family(mfg '54-'64), which included 239, 272, 292, 312.. I'm 99% sure their bells do not fit a FE(or a 460). The old Y's moment in the sun was '57, when dual 4bbl and supercharged 312s were available. They were pretty much kicked to the curb with the FE's debut in '58. The 292 soldiered on till '63 when the new small block 260 became the small V8 option in the Galaxies(replaced at mid '63 with the 289. Hey Chev had a 283 you figure it out). The pickups got the 292 thru '64 and it slid into the history books.


i had a brain fart sorry :D think he got what he needed from it though or at least i hope he did working all thses hours makes me :crazy: