Ford Racing Performance Parts Announces New Z460 Short Block

FordZ460 short blockSEMA Show, November 5, Las Vegas

- John Baechtel

Ford Racing Performance Parts has taken its line of Boss block based crate engines to the max displacement with the largest small block Windsor short block ever at a whopping 460 cubic inches!  With that many cubes to work with, it’s pretty easy to assemble a 550+ horsepower street cruiser – or with some “hotter” parts well over 600 horsepower. The foundation of the Z460 Short Block is the legendary Ford Racing 9.5-inch deck Boss Block.  To reach the 460 cubic inch displacement, the cylinder block is bored to 4.150-inch and fitted with a 4.25-inch stroke crankshaft.

 Premium components from top aftermarket parts companies are used throughout the engine, like a SCAT® forged steel crankshaft and forged H-beam connecting rods, forged Mahle® pistons and Clevite® bearings. Every Ford Racing Z460 short block is hand assembled in the U.S. with precise performance clearances.

 No other Ford based small block can say that it has been developed from the ground up and tested by the people that know how to make a Ford run best - Ford Racing Engineers.  These are the same Engineers that design and build 500+HP Ford Racing Crate Engines, 1,000+ HP Pro Stock engines and 200+ MPH NASCAR engines.  The Z460 short block features a mix of the best OEM, Ford Racing and aftermarket parts to deliver strong street performance at an outstanding value.

M-6009-460 Short Block Specs:

  • Engine type:  351 based small block Ford
  • Displacement (ci): 460
  • Bore x stroke (in): 4.150" bore x 4.250" stroke
  • Block: Boss 351 9.5" deck
  • Crankshaft: SCAT® Forged Steel
  • Connecting Rods: SCAT® forged steel H-beam 6.125-inch length connecting rods
  • Pistons: Forged Mahle® w/ floating wrist pin
  • Balanced: Internal – use neutral balance flywheel
  • Hydraulic roller camshaft compatible


Watch a Z460 small block crate engine thump the engine dyno. It's streetable, runs on pump gas and delivers 575 horsepower and 575 Lb. Ft. of torque.



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