The Ford 7.5-liter, 460-cubic-inch V8 was part of the 385 engine family. The 429-cubic-inch V8 and an enlarged version displacing 460 cubic inches were first used in 1968 Thunderbirds and Lincolns. At first, the 460 was exclusively a Lincoln engine, but when the 429 was discontinued in the early 1970s, the 460 took its place in Thunderbirds, Ford and Mercury cars, and F-Series pickup trucks. When Ford’s full-sized cars were downsized in 1979, there was no longer a need for the 460 V8, but it continued as an option in the F-Series trucks and E-Series vans into the 1990s.
The Ford 460-cubic-inch, V8 engine has a cylinder bore of 4.36 inches and a crankshaft stroke of 3.85 inches.