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Projects y block advice

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zach318, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. zach318
    Joined: Jun 28, 2009
    Posts: 12


    The project im working on is a 1952 ford f1. I have a chance to buy 239 y block thats been rebuilt and it has an edmunds intake with three 2's. The 292 y block I have needs a rebuild. What would you do rebuild the 292 or buy the done 239? The 239 is $1400. thanks
  2. blackrat40
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,167


    I would go for the rebuild of the 292. There's no substitute for cubic inches!
    Besides, you will know for sure what's inside your rebuild.
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  3. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,860


    Go for the 292 especially if its 57 or later.
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  4. Kustom292
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
    Posts: 217

    from Winnipeg

    much easier to get parts for the 292 vs the 239
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  5. 3X, The 239 uses different size type cam bearings and cams are not easy to find.
    You may have to port the intake manifold to match the 292 heads.
  6. for me I would build my own engine then one that is "done". Because I built it not someone else.
  7. Rebuild the 292. You will know what you have when it's done and the 239 will never satisfy.
  8. miker98038
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 469


    Couple problems with the 239. Heads too small, different cam/dizzy gear, etc. Unless it's for a period correct restoration (you wouldn't be here probably), it's worse than a dead end. And $1400 is way too much. Go look at Tim's site for his credentials.
    320 CID y supercharged
    340 CID F code y
    320 CID EFI with Mummert heads
  9. jack orchard
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
    Posts: 238

    jack orchard

    Go with the 292. The 239 is not one of the typical Y-Block family (272, 292, 312). You won't be sorry. ...jack

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