429 Ford Firing Order [With Diagram]

The Ford 429 was first introduced in 1968 and at that time, no one, not even Ford knew how much it would revolutionize the design of the Ford v8. This comes as a surprise since the Ford 429 was originally intended for use in their muscles of the 1960s and 70s. The Ford 429 is also pretty large which makes it an ideal choice for use in big vehicles. Its performance is remarkable at best which is all thanks to its firing order.

The most similar engine to the 429 is the Ford 460. Many people get confused about which one is which two so to help you identify, you can check the casting number, C8VE, D0VE, and D1VE-A of your engine and find out yourself. If you want to know how to identify a Ford 429 engine, you should know that the 1968 Ford 429 firing order, 1969 Ford 429 firing order, 1970 Ford 429 firing order, and 1972 Ford 429 firing order all have the same firing order.

Firing order of Ford 429

The Firing order for Ford 429 engine is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8

Explanation of the firing order

Understanding the firing order of the 429 is very simple for two reasons. The Ford 429/460 firing order is the same and not only that, the 1968 Ford 429 firing order and 1969 Ford 429 firing order are the same. The 1970 Ford 429 firing order and the 1972 Ford 429 firing order are also the same as the previous ones which are 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8.

The numbers of the firing order mean the sequence in which the cylinders of the Ford 429 engine will be ignited. There may be different combinations of firing orders and manufacturers keep changing them to figure out which order is the best for the vehicle.

This firing order applies to

  • 390
  • 427
  • 428
  • 460

Torque Specifications

Fastener TypeTorque Specs
Main Cap Bolt (396-427, 2-Bolt)95 ft.-lbs.
Main Cap Bolt (396-454, 4-Bolt, Inner and Outer)110 ft.-lbs.
3/8 in. Connecting Rod Bolt50 ft.-lbs.
7/16 in. Connecting Rod Bolt67-73 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts, Long75 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder Head Bolts, Short65-68 ft.-lbs.

What is the firing order of 1970 429?

The engine firing order of a 1970 Ford 429 is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. The distributor rotation of the engine is clockwise. The firing order of the Ford 429 determines which cylinder is ignited first. Because of this, certain different combinations of the firing order may result in different performance results as well as differences in sound and vibration.

Is a 429 a good engine?

The old but gold Ford 429 engine is still a solid pick for those people who are looking to get exceptional performance for their vehicles with an old engine. The Ford 429 is a really powerful and reliable engine and trucks running on this engine were known to be the best made in old times.

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Similar firing orders

  • Porsche 928 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
  • Ford Modular V-8 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
  • 5.0 H.O 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
  • L410 V8 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8

How much horsepower does a Ford 429 have?

The Ford 429 SCJ was capable of outputting 375 horsepower but according to Ford, their goal was to take it to 500 plus cubic inches. Its torque was 450 lb/ft which is still quite impressive for its time. The Ford 429 was a very powerful engine indeed and still is today even though it may be a little old.

What is the difference between 429 CJ and 429 SCJ?

The Ford 429 CJ and 429 SCJ are almost the same engines. The only difference between the two is that the Ford 429 SCJ was an upgrade to the Ford 429 CJ. There aren’t any other changes to the Ford 429 SCJ.

Jake Mayock