: 500 crank fit 472?

03-26-04, 08:31 AM
I've been reading various sources regarding the 472 and 500's. It sounds like they are very similar with the exception to the heads and stroke.

Just curious if a 500 crank would fit into a 472 without heavy modification?


03-26-04, 08:43 AM
Nevermind, I finally found the answer to my own question.

per 500cid.com

Q: Can I convert my 472 block to a 500?
A: Any 472 can be converted to a 500 by changing the crank and pistons. 1968 and 1969 blocks will require notching at the bottom of the bore to clear the rod nuts.

03-26-04, 06:04 PM
my friend put a 500 crank in his 472. I'll post pictures once he gets it in a car. I think it's going in a 61 ford galaxie.