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power rating of a stock 1979 460

I have searched google and cant find the answer to stock power ratings. im coming up with things on how to up power ratings or ratings on engines that have had work just none that are stock
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closet i have is from 77 F-150 2wd camper special.

245 hp @ 4200 rpm
371 lb-f torque @ 2600 rpm

234 hp @ 4000 rpm
362 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm
thats for the cali engines.
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whys the cal engine different?? is it cause the emission stuff??
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yes
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Hahaha, yet another reason California sucks...(j/k)
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whys the cal engine different?? is it cause the emission stuff??

they even had emissions laws in 77???
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they even had emissions laws in 77???
yes because of the mid '70s gas crises.......that is when emission laws started...
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Cali is a stupid state full of stupid politicians. If you live there... move!

The 460 is capable of alot more then those numbers. Get headers, exhaust, and new carb and that thing will run like a raped ape.
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wouldnt i have to also work on the timing though? (which i have no idea how to do)
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emmisions started in the mid 60s with thermactor systems.
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what are thermactor?
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