Ford 460 coolant leak

Old 12-23-09, 06:58 PM
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Ford 460 coolant leak

Could someone tell me if the Ford 460 engine has known coolant leak problems?
I have a 460 that was disassembled and overhauld.Currently has about 10 miles on the car but I seen coolant leaking ( seeping) on the left cylinder head at mid point.
The weather has been to bad to take out.Could someone tell me if this is the norm for a 460. Seems to me I read somewhere that this was common.
Hate to return and have repaired if its going to do the same thing again

Old 12-23-09, 07:28 PM
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Why was it overhauled? My guess is bad/messed up head gasket, cracked block or cracked head. I don't remember any major issues with 460's.
Old 12-24-09, 05:30 AM
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Inherently, I know of no problems with the 460. Really a good engine. Gas hog, but a good engine. Were the heads shaved or trued prior to installation? That head may need removing and magnafluxing to determine if there is a crack. It may just need truing and reinstalling.
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I wrote something but I found I was thinking of another engine that had nothing o do with the 460.
So I have nothing to add to this post. I have deleted what I did type

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