How do I identify a Ford 429 engine?

How to Identify a 429 Ford Block

  1. Count the number of bolts on the valve cover. According to Fordification, it should have seven bolts.
  2. Locate the engine ID tag. According to Car Craft Magazine, you should see it attached to the intake manifold or the ignition coil on the front of the engine if it remains present.

How much is a Boss 429 engine worth?

According to Hagerty’s valuation tool, a Boss 429 is worth $200,000 on average. Even in “fair” condition, they can go for over $140,000. Considering this car’s low mileage and exceptional originality, we think the 200-large estimate isn’t out of the question.

What Ford cars had a 429?


  • Ford Thunderbird (1968-1973)
  • Ford Mustang (1969-1971) Ford Mustang Boss 429 (1969-1970)
  • Ford/Mercury full-size (1969-1973)
  • Ford/Mercury intermediate (1969-1973)
  • Mercury Cougar (1971)
  • Ford medium-duty F-Series (1977-1991) Ford F600/F700/F800.
  • Ford C-Series (1979-1990)
  • Ford L-Series “Louisville Line” (1977-c.1991)

How can you tell a 429?

One way to identify 429 vs 460 is to flip the motor over and unbutton the pan. One of the crankshaft counterweights (3rd down from the crank snout) has alphanumeric markings stamped on it’s edge, and these markings identify whether it’s a 429 or 460 crankshaft.

Is the Ford 429 a Hemi?

The racing engine dubbed the Boss 429, was an aluminum hemi-head engine design with gigantic ports and valves for high rpm use. The high-torque 429 engine was used in the big Fords and Thunderbirds starting in 1968, then in 1970 a high-performance version was used in the Ford Torinos and Mustangs.

How much is a 429 Super Cobra Jet engine worth?

If it’s a Super Cobra Jet (4 bolt mains, etc), it’s easily worth significantly more than $10K. A regular CJ 429 is tough to tell.

How do you tell a 460 from a 429?

How can I tell if I have a 429 or 460?