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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by teddyp, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    general gow
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    i have the original 239 still running strong in my 54 coupe. and i have a 292 waiting for the '34 coupe project. and i have a t-bird 312 bored to 317, approx 290 horse waiting to go into the 54 this winter.
     
  2. Im using a 55 Mercury 292
     

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  3. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
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    ken1939

    My next 32 project will have a 292 I just got. Sitting in the garage begging to be built!
     
  4. Metal Ghost
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
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    I've got the factory 272 in my '55 Club Sedan and love it!
     
  5. metalmike13
    Joined: May 13, 2006
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    from Glass City

    Just picked up a 61 Unibody pickup with the stock 292 in her. With 108k she seems as strong as ever. This is my first Y block as well.
     
  6. daily_driver
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
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    I've got a 292 in my daily driven 58. Changed out the old exhaust manfolds for ramhorns with a pair of porters, along with changing over to a B 4 bbl manifold that I match ported. The exhaust note is the best part, especialy when it's spinning high and people look in shock as an old truck passes them at full bore! Can't beat a yblock for sound or that great torque!
     
  7. Yeah, my dad's roadster has got a pretty good looking 292 in it for power, as does my '54 ford. We've got a couple extra ones lying around to be built when time and money allow.
     
  8. 55RedRam
    Joined: May 8, 2008
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    SOME "COOL" LOOKIN Y BLOCKS LISTED.
    HERE'S ONE FOR YA. HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW YOU CAN BORE A 272 OUT FOR 312 PISTONS, EH?
    NOW DON'T ANY ONE SAY YOU CAN'T DO IT, BECAUSE I DID IT, RAN IT IN D-GAS, CAM WENT BAD, CHANGED TO STOCK CAM & 4BBL CARB & RAN C-STOCK, NO PROBLEM.
    DON mudchief72@msn.com
     
  9. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    from vail az

    I have a 57 Ranch Wagon with a 312 and 55k original miles. The original opwners blew a head gasket and drove it 50,+-, miles.Factory air and class 3 trailer hitch. No radio, power steering or power brakes. I rebuilt it in the early 90's and its still waiting to get on the road. Kids, Life Other cars. Thank goodness for dry climates.
     
  10. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
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    I've got 3, 57 F100, and 2-61 Uni's all Yblock powered. No complaints a very good stock motor for my stuff. Check out cjcool's website, he has a great yblock page on it along with trucks as well. www.cjcool.com

    Michael:cool:
     
  11. Mattilac
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
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    I've got another two in various stages of disassembly... hopefully I can get to them soon.
     
  12. fiveohnick2932
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    from Napa, Ca.

    Those belts have been around for a long time! Its just a different brand of belt thats all.
     
  13. If you get a chance, take a run up to Fowlerville on Thursday evenings (weather permitting) around 5:00 p.m. for our little town cruise'n chat. (pm me for location etc. if interested).

    My '56 Fairlane has a '55 Mercury 292 in it, and John (streetdreams) is usually there too - he built it for me. Lots of Y-block knowledge can be gained first-hand.

    I put NOS Belond headers on my Fairlane, with dual Porter steelpack mufflers. Yeah, it sounds great.
    Ron


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  14. Roadagent2
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    I have a 272 just rebuilt for my 55 Club Sedan. Installation is on its way.:cool:
     

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  15. low-lincoln
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
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    368 Lincoln Y-Block still runnin' strong.
     
  16. Here's mine in my 58 F-100.. It's been sitting for 12 or so years... Plus I have 3 other Y's out in my shop in various stages of dis-assembly.. The red block is going in my 58 when i get it done.. It's bored out to 3.83 and will have lightend high ratio rockers with some Masterfully (pun totally intended) rebuilt heads by none other than Tim McMaster (mctim64).. Any one in the central to northern California area need work done on a Y look him up.. He works wonders on them.
     

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  17. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
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    thanks for all the great posts and keep them coming as you can see i ,m building a new y-block for my 58 and i wanted to here from other y-block lovers to keep me going :rolleyes:
     

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  18. I LOVE THIS!

    I'm considering a y-block for my '34 five window. Does anyone know someone familiar with this swap? I'd like to get an idea of whats involved before I jump into it.
     
  19. Paul2748
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    Got a 312 in my 54 and a stock 56 TBird
     
  20. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    I wish I could build the 292 quicker but I have to paint my 66 F250 work truck first since its scattered all over the garage.
     
  21. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    from omaha,ne

    Running a 55' lyb and a t-5,341 c.i of FUN in my roadster!http://[​IMG]
     
  22. MP&C
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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    It ain't pretty but I have a 279 Lincoln in the shop truck....


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    .....and a 368 getting ready to swap in one day.....


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  23. deadendcruizer
    Joined: Nov 12, 2006
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    I'm runnin a 292 with G heads in my 54 with another one waiting for a new project to get dropped in... love the sound of them!!
    John
     
  24. choptvan
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
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    same here. And as stated, NOTHING sounds like a Y!

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  25. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
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    Would Love to have that shop truck for a hauler project, looks in pretty good shape.

    Michael
     
  26. I think it's very pretty! ;)

     
  27. general gow
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    looks great in paint! haven't seen it like that before now. will you be at the hamb drags?

     
  28. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    I have two Y-Blocks. The first is a Marine Y-Block complete from the air cleaners to the aluminum oil pan ! It will be installed in my '31 "A" Coupe on a Bleed Acehole frame. The second is a 272 out of a '55 COE that will be dressed up (3 Deuces , T-Bird valve covers in my '41 Fordor. Both are in the build process.
     
  29. Fatbob309
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
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    I am glad I found this thread... I have a 54 f100 and am not sure if its a 292 or 312... At one point or another every eng combo has been in that truck. BBF to a SBC... My Grandpa (gave me the truck when he died) thought it was a Merc that was down it but never got around to looking it up..

    I was thinking of pulling it and going with a 351 or 390 but with all the love for this eng I think I will dig deep and build what I have.

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  30. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    from Minnesota

    Started reading this thread as I found some parts yesterday for a y-block.Guess I better go get one.
     

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