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Art & Inspiration Let`s see those beautiful Y-blocks!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OHV DeLuxe, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. arkiehotrods
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    All '54 Mercs came with the same engine, 256 cubic inches (an inch bigger than the last year 255 flathead in '53). Bore was 3.62 X stroke of 3.10, 161 horsepower. In '55, all Mercs came with a 292, in '56 they all came with a 312, in '57 a 312 or the 368 Turnpike Cruiser engine.
     
  2. Rocket Scientist Chris
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    I got 'em directly from the gender specific, Charlie Price, himself! :D
     
  3. Fopelaez
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    Very, very nice engine, never thought of a Y block that way! I may reconsider them!
     
  4. M_S
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    Thanks, Fopelaez. The only drawback (and not a very big one) to the Y-block that I can think of is adjusting the valves.

    ...but that's what happens when you use intake valves for lifters.
     
  5. Retroline
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    My 368 nearly ready to go back to its home.
     
  6. Tedd
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  7. 6deuce32yblock
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  8. malkintent
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    this looks amazing, simple but smooth!
     
  9. OahuEli
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    lol thats kinda what they look like! What also sucks is assembling the bottom end & timing set, covers etc but forgetting to install the lifters before installing the cam & timing set. That'll make ya say a bad word in a heartbeat. Its amazing what a person can do with a coat hanger and a coupla Budweisers.:eek::D
     
  10. 65COMET
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    I can see where forgetting the lifters before you get too far along would be cause for a couple F-bombs!!!! ROY.
     
  11. There used to be a tool made for removing the lifters & reinserting them. However, as noted, ingenuity (fueled by Bud and the thought of having to tear the whole thing apart AGAIN) can solve anything. :D

    BTW, a piece of PVC pipe cut in half lengthwise makes a nice tray for removing lifters.
     
  12. OahuEli
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    Desperation makes one creative, thats for sure. :D I like the idea of the pvc, if I get ahold of a certain truck it'll be getting a Y-block, if I can find one over here that is.:eek:
     
  13. Unibodyguy
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    Tedd glad to see your on the HAMB now. Your expertise along with Tim is greatly appreciated in the Yblock field.:D

    Michael
     
  14. Now if us common folks could just git our hands on those heads :rolleyes:

    Oldmics
     
  15. Dominick Hide
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    From Birdsappallooza...

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    Some from past Roundups...

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    A favorite from somewhere up north....
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    One I built a few years back...
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  16. suede57ford
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    Let's have another Birdsapolizia!!!

    That was a really great Texas event.

    It was a bunch of fun racing old Y-blocks and T-birds

    Thanks to Petter Leddy for his work making it happen years ago.

    I'd bring my supercharged '57 Ford sedan again.
     
  17. T.KITCHEN
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    1.2. & 3. 312 with 6x2s and Bud Elhart angled valve covers in my '56 Vicky

    4.&5. 312 with ALL original Paxton Supercharger in my '57 "Fireball" car

    6. Not finished (obviously) original Hilborn F.I. (141 made) to be in my '57 T-Bird "Battlebird"
     

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  18. lurch13
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    one more
     

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  19. Unibodyguy
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    Love those Bud Elhart valve covers. Saw a roadster with these on here in Vegas at the Viva Las Vegas Show a few years back. Wouldn't mind a set if I could ever find them.

    Michael
     
  20. HotRod60F100
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    So what are all the displacements of the Y block? My 60 F100 has a 292 in it btw
     
  21. Hmmmm... I missed this one. I guess I'll add a couple. ;)

    Here's mine.

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    not mine but the manifold is interesting.

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    For you guys that don't know Tedd, the engine he posted is his EMC motor that made 524hp at 6400 rpm on 91 pump gas. Oh and with a set of Mummerts alluminum heads.
     
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  22. Here's my FED engine running, just in case you want to hear a Y-Block.

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  23. strombergs97
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    Hello, I'm looking for a 3x2 intake for a Y block, any help..
    Thanks
    Duane.
     
  24. Contact Dullchrome I think he has one. ;)
     
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  25. dullchrome
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    I have an intake etc. that I could part with. Just drop me a PM.
     
  26. Unibodyguy
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    Yes Tim quite an accomplishment for Tedd and his team at the EMC. I see the wife turns a wrench too?? Very hard to find a women like that.
     
  27. Heres Mine
     

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  28. Yeah, she's quite a catch! I even get her to push me around in Elwood. :D

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  29. This is an interesting looking 'Bird engine. I like the water outlets.


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  30. Unibodyguy
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    What a gal! I can't even get mine to watch the gas gauge!

    Michael
     

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