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Technical Y block rebuild ideas?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldnuts, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. oldnuts
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
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    Anyone have any traditional y block hop up ideas? I'm
    Planning on a traditional y block rebuild with so id like to know what's the best way to make a bit more power off what was available when they were new. To start I've got a 64 292, offy 3x2 with 3 94 carbs and a Mallory dual point distributor. What's the best heads, crank, pistons, bore size, rods ect? Thanks for the help
     
  2. Blue One
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  3. Alaska Jim
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    The offy tri-power manifold is the worst for performance of all the after-market manifolds, according to tests that Ted Eaton has done. It does seem that they are very plentiful though, and other Y-block manifolds seem hard to come by. That being said I have one on my '30 coupe, It has the "wow" factor. I am going to be replacing the eng. this summer with a 2x4 set-up. we will see now that works.----Jim note: the tri-power manifold IS better than the stock 2bbl carb and manifold
     
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  5. Blue One
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    You might like this, I have posted it before, it's the video along with some info on the Y Block that Tim built for my RPU.
     
  6. sunbeam
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    With a 64 engine you have most of the good stuff except cylinder heads the best heads came out from 57-59.
     
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  7. j3harleys
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    DON'T !!! use any Chinese parts
     
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  8. My first 2 Model A's had y-blocks, always like those engines, wanna do one more Model A build, look'in for a coupe, like to use a y-block.
     
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  9. steinauge
    Joined: Feb 28, 2014
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    Best factory heads are the "113" casting number heads. I have used the Offy 3X2 on y blocks before and I much prefer the late factory (B suffix) 4 barrel intake or the factory 2X4 intake .More power and better driveability.John Mummert has any Y speed parts you would want up to and including aluminum heads.
     
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  10. jimmy six
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    image.jpeg Y-blocksforever.com. and have some fun. Don't expect earth shattering horse power but 300+ with it's torque will make you smile even without the 57 heads.
     
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  11. IronFord
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  12. Retro61
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    If your planning on a 3 Deuce setup, go with the Edelbrock 573. Ports match the Heads better. Best Intake to run.
     
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  13. oldnuts
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    That's for the help guys.
     

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