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Technical what can be done to a Ford 272 Y-block

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1955 F-100 guy, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,329


    The man has a good low milage 272 in a 54 100 I say keep it.
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  2. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,642


    Back in the day a friend of mine removed the 272 from a 55 Ford Fairlane 4 door and replaced it with a 312 Merc with a Wolverine cam, 57 Ford Nascar Dual Quad set up and a 3 speed floor shift transmission out of a Ford P/U. Kind of a sleeper that ran pretty well for what it was and definitely surprised a lot of people.
  3. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,310


    Y-blocks have there own sound. Reason enough to keep it.
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  4. Frames
    Joined: Apr 24, 2012
    Posts: 2,647


    let's see if i can remember all the Y-blocks i own. full race 312 super modified. 33 Willys 292. 30 lakes modified street rod 272. F100 312. C500 272. img051 - Copy.jpg
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  5. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 666

    from USA

    Back in the day(way back), when Chevy finally made a V8, the story was (from the Ford lovers), that if you took a new Ford and a new Chevy with the V8, welded the hoods shut so you could not add oil, and drove from Omaha to the west coast, the Chevy would blow up before you got there. I guess the Chevy used oil, lots of it.

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