I have a question for anyone that's has an older style Ford chassis rv with a  460cu inch engine in their rv. I can't seem to get an answer, even from the dealer. My question is, the heater bypass hose that goes from the water pump to the engine block. Its a small hose and I wonder if it is possible, or if anyone has actually tried to change this very important hose, without having to pull the water pump to do this. I'm not sure if there is enough room to somehow squeeze or fit this hose between the block and pump. I really don't want to find out the hard way by cutting the hose off and then finding out that was just not a smart thing to do. Any help or advice would sure be appreciated.

                 Thanks

                 Marty

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I know that this might sound like a bit much, but if I am planning on having it for any length of time and I get far enough in to reach the timing gears I generally do the cam, lifters and push rods too.

WOW, timing cam and lifters also !! Youre worse then I was lol. Seriously, once you add a heavy duty extra 4 core radiator (original was only 3 core) and a new water pump belts n hoses you can run the mountains and desert and NOT overheat. After all that you can run that 460 for years n miles n miles NO PROBLEM in my experience. Heres another problem I had with all the many 460's I had. The back bolt on the exhaust manifold broke on manyyyyyyyyyy and then the gasket burned out then the manifold so she leaked grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. What I did on many was to either have the manifolds planed down smooth and re use or else just buy new ones. BE SURE AND CHECK THOSE MANIFOLD BOLTS. Also there was a back exhaust head to head crossover pipe that burns out and leaks exhaust grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Also those EGR control valves tend to burn out and stick grrrrrrrrrrrrr. The C6 trannys did okay however on an old unit I would have it power flushed, new filter, and refill with Synthetic  Fluid and add a can of Lucas Tranny Treatment. THIS IS BASED ON EXPERIENCE WITH MANY MANY 460 FORDS MIND YOU but once this was all done I NEVER had a problem. In the old days Gerharty RV Automotive in California sold a gear and chain that was supposed to improve a 460 timing problem and increase performance coupled with an advanced distributor spring assembly for better performance and timing. I sent him my distributors and carb and things were definitely better afterwards.

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