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59 ford p-u engine swap... y-block dimensions?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dave s, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. dave s
    Joined: Aug 2, 2005
    Posts: 354

    dave s
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    im looking for y-block dimensions. ive done a few searches but come up empty.

    im looking to swap out the straight 6 in my 59 truck for a v-8. i'd like to swap for another engine other than a y-block. olds, caddy, mopar, something different...

    i need to find the dimensions for the y-block as a "guide" to find another engine that will fit with the least amount of clearance issues as possible.

    any info and/or suggestions??


    here's the truck in question..
     

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  2. The closest thing to a motor in one of them is the firewall,,,,,
     
  3. hubcap
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
    Posts: 198

    hubcap
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    from phx

    Jeez, I've seen just about everything swapped into these, from 300 Ford sixes to 500 Caddies to 392 hemi's. I know you said different but I would be amazed if you came up with something that didn't fit. One of the nicest I ever saw was running a 383 Plymouth.
     
  4. F.O.G
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 259

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    from Pacific,Mo

    You can put anything you want in there, lots of rooom. I put a 425 Olds
    and TH400 with variable pitch in my '59, no clearance issues at all, in
    fact it was only 48 hours from pulling the old engine and first drive. I think
    I used the front crossmember from a full size early '60's FOMOCO with a
    390 for the Olds, bolted right on the engine.
     

  5. I hope Todd doesn't mind me stealing this picture but he has a 472 Cad in his '60, fits quite nicely, I think you could put about anything in there. (not an sbc though)

    If it were me Y-Block or maybe an FE, you can buy the FE saddle mount just about anywhere. LMC for one.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. hubcap
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
    Posts: 198

    hubcap
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    from phx

    270 jimmy!? Just a thought....
     
  7. Y block all the way!! Or possibly an fe?
     
  8. dave s
    Joined: Aug 2, 2005
    Posts: 354

    dave s
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    very cool! thanks for the replies...

    maybe i'll build the y block and put it in. i was thinking about something a little less "stock" but its hard to go wrong with a y-block
     

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