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Yeah, that doesn't surprise me, they are still pretty easy to find, but they are dinosaurs compared to the motor packages you can drop in these days.
You can get a 5.0L coyote and drop it into just about anything and it's a nasty motor.
The 460 is still a great option, you just have to be mindful of what heads you’re putting on the motor. There are some great heads and some really bad ones that just rob the engine of a lot of power.
I'm very happy with my 460, it'll snap your head back and it doesn’t bog down in thick mud like that old 351M did. I'm a big fan of the 429/460.
On these 4 wheel trails. I don,t understand why someone would want a 500 hp motor. That,s more for going fast ,plus gas to run it is expensive. The fancy gadgets to make it work is weak and trobulesome. I remember watching a mud race in Florida once. Most had big motors ,but what WON the race was a 4 cylinder jeep. He wasn,t over powered. They were. Like being in rock climbimg. You can have too much power. I think some just wants big motors. That little 300 six has out proven them all for being tough--easy to work on,easy on gas,more room to work around. I don,t have one either,but just my opinion. Those big block and newer motors are expensive to buy parts for.
 

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On these 4 wheel trails. I don,t understand why someone would want a 500 hp motor. That,s more for going fast ,plus gas to run it is expensive. The fancy gadgets to make it work is weak and trobulesome. I remember watching a mud race in Florida once. Most had big motors ,but what WON the race was a 4 cylinder jeep. He wasn,t over powered. They were. Like being in rock climbimg. You can have too much power. I think some just wants big motors. That little 300 six has out proven them all for being tough--easy to work on,easy on gas,more room to work around. I don,t have one either,but just my opinion. Those big block and newer motors are expensive to buy parts for.
I think there is a sweet spot when it comes to hp and tq. I think 350-400hp and 400-500lbft of tq will be a good combo for just about any type of off roading as long as you control it.
You don't need 400hp for rock crawling, but if you're going through thick mud, you will want good momentum and power/tq to keep the tires going.
But also, our dentside trucks are really heavy, so having extra power in the bank is nice to have.
 

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I think there is a sweet spot when it comes to hp and tq. I think 350-400hp and 400-500lbft of tq will be a good combo for just about any type of off roading as long as you control it.
You don't need 400hp for rock crawling, but if you're going through thick mud, you will want good momentum and power/tq to keep the tires going.
But also, our dentside trucks are really heavy, so having extra power in the bank is nice to have.
I just thought it was funny. That little Jeep out did all those hp fancy racers.
 

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I just thought it was funny. That little Jeep out did all those hp fancy racers.
I try to avoid bad places back in the mountains . When I go their. Most of the time--25 miles from no where--your on your own and if trouble happens--you get yourself out. Plus muddy water is ******* parts and causes alot of electrical ,mechanical problems and costs alot of money to fix it. This forum proves that.
 

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Yeah, but there are a lot of times where the Big hp trucks dominated. Traction, size and skill are the biggest factors.
yes, but they were getting paid for it. Had a neighbor. Who really liked the big v10,s He went through them like water through a funnel. I,m talked about 6 in a year. I told him it didn,t sound like a good motor Ford put out. With the problems others have had to. I ,d steer from them and find a v-8 with a good reputation and reliability. I stay away from 428 .For the fact their cyclider walls are thin as paper. but like you I like big motors-except the known ones was to cause problems all the time. I was young one time too and hard head ,haha
 

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I have never messed with a coyote motor, but I've seen a lot of swap and tech videos and I've seen where even Chevy guys are impressed with the technology it has. It's internals and block design are amazing.
I guess it's a wider motor, so a lot of people will go with an LS set up in their hot rods, since it's narrower, but if you're doing an old car and want a modern touch, the coyote is a great option.

It's really not. It's as big as a big block, but a mildy built 460 will put out almost 200 ft-lbs more torque than a coyote.
Even a 408 W will be 150 ft-lbs more than a coyote at the same RPM. Nothing wrong with the coyote, great engine in a Stang. Just not a great
truck motor.
 

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It's really not. It's as big as a big block, but a mildy built 460 will put out almost 200 ft-lbs more torque than a coyote.
Even a 408 W will be 150 ft-lbs more than a coyote at the same RPM. Nothing wrong with the coyote, great engine in a Stang. Just not a great
truck motor.
I was thinking more along the lines of an early bronco. I've now seen two with coyote motors and it got me thinking that might be a good option for me whenever I get the chance to do an EB.
It wouldn't make much sense in a 78/79.
 

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The best engine we ever dropped in a 79 was a 400 hp Crate 6.6 we ordered through Summit Racing. Not too much for a daily driver. Gets 8 mpg, well this Bronco does. My buddy has one with about the same engine and gets closer to 15 mpg, but he is running 31” tires not 35’s. To me it was worth every penny, if I need another one would not hesitate to do it again
 

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yes, but they were getting paid for it. Had a neighbor. Who really liked the big v10,s He went through them like water through a funnel. I,m talked about 6 in a year. I told him it didn,t sound like a good motor Ford put out. With the problems others have had to. I ,d steer from them and find a v-8 with a good reputation and reliability. I stay away from 428 .For the fact their cyclider walls are thin as paper. but like you I like big motors-except the known ones was to cause problems all the time. I was young one time too and hard head ,hah

The best engine we ever dropped in a 79 was a 400 hp Crate 6.6 we ordered through Summit Racing. Not too much for a daily driver. Gets 8 mpg, well this Bronco does. My buddy has one with about the same engine and gets closer to 15 mpg, but he is running 31” tires not 35’s. To me it was worth every penny, if I need another one would not hesitate to do it again
What did it cost for the motor and freight?
 

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I was thinking more along the lines of an early bronco. I've now seen two with coyote motors and it got me thinking that might be a good option for me whenever I get the chance to do an EB.
It wouldn't make much sense in a 78/79.

Every time I've priced out the full cost of a coyote, even for one of my EB's, it's still seems like it will be 10 grand.
They are crazy fast with a blower, I trap 130 in the 1/4 with only blower and X -pipe.

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But I dread the day I ever have an issue. A "cheap" built short block is 5 grand.

If I go beyond the 5.0 ** in my street EB, a 331 stroker with self tuning TB injection kit is so stupid simple.
Not as ****, but all I'll ever need without the packaging issues.
 

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Every time I've priced out the full cost of a coyote, even for one of my EB's, it's still seems like it will be 10 grand.
They are crazy fast with a blower, I trap 130 in the 1/4 with only blower and X -pipe.

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But I dread the day I ever have an issue. A "cheap" built short block is 5 grand.

If I go beyond the 5.0 ** in my street EB, a 331 stroker with self tuning TB injection kit is so stupid simple.
Not as ****, but all I'll ever need without the packaging issues.
All very good points. I guess the coyote has some wow factor to it, but a stroker with efi is pretty damn awesome.
 

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In 2005 it was around 6k, we picked it up at the McDona store. Would think the prices have gone up a bit.
 

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