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Ybloke Blower Intake

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by ybloke, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. ybloke
    Joined: Feb 26, 2013
    Posts: 34

    from Australia

    A little about myself
    Dad bought me a 1955 Ford Customline in 1973 whilst I was still at school, I have been infected ever since...
    I have been an avid supporter of the Yblock all this time and so till my last breath. I have been collecting the odd bit of yblock speed equipment over the years and have a pile of yblocks in the back shed.
    My gararge still has that original 1955 Customline parked in it (undergoing a freshen up) also it houses a 1957 Ford (Australian) Customline Station Wagon (USA 1956 with Fairlane trim) and in the back shed there are a couple of Mainline utes waiting for life to be restored.

    I started in aluminum casting about 6 years ago with various forms of Yblock finned valve covers, then I made a half a dozen 6carb intakes for the yblock before moving on to a single plane 4BBL yblock intake... this was around the time John Mummert released the dual plane 4BBL and Blue Thunder... in the last 12 months I have been developing a Yblock blower intake and the rest is history...

    I have been a regular contributor to the Yblock Magazine for more than 3 years with 'Tales from down under" but less frequently lately due to work pressures.

    I am new at threads and forums, be gentle
    It seems I have made quite a splash with the release of the Yblock Blower intake. It has taken me more than a year to go from the original CAIN 4BBL wooden pattern to what you see today.
    Don't be shy... I am happy to answer questions on Yblock and the development process...
    There has been quite a bitmore e-mail traffic than I'm used to lately, but in time I will endevour to respond to all questions or enquiries

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  2. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    welcome aboard, pleasure to have you.
  3. 1954Bill
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 180

    from Long Beach

    Welcome from Long Beach !!!
  4. Nice looking intake.
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  5. Welcome from Kansas City
  6. Welcome. Nice looking intake. What blower was it designed for? A 4-71?
  7. 1956Ford
    Joined: Nov 21, 2010
    Posts: 125


    Welcome to the HAMB from California.
  8. Vendome
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 129


    Nice looking intake, maybe it's time to ditch the tri-power.
  9. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

    Bitchin intake and welcome!
  10. ybloke
    Joined: Feb 26, 2013
    Posts: 34

    from Australia

    Yes, the Ybloke blower manifold has been designed for the 471GM
    Also, the manifold has been drilled and tapped for a 371GM (would require a flat adapter plate to fit the 371GM to he intake, it has a smaller inlet)
  11. simplyconnected
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 58


    Welcome from Detroit, mate. I run a 292/C-O-M that I overhauled, in our '59 Galaxie.
    [​IMG] I don't mean to bust on Ford's first attempt at building an overhead valve engine but it has design flaws, oiling issues and rear seal problems that everyone tolerates because it sounds good.

    My '55 Customline will be retrofit. Out with the 272/F-O-M and in with a 351W EFI roller/AOD. At 400hp, naturally aspirated, a quick bolt-on Paxton or Vortec can add 40% more straight off the shelf, and cheap (compared with custom-manufactured Y-block parts IF you can get them). With all respect, there's really no replacement for displacement. Ford Racing boasts over 700hp for the 351-based 427. I'm happy with 400 serious hp. - Dave
  12. ybloke
    Joined: Feb 26, 2013
    Posts: 34

    from Australia

    Dave, thnks for the welcome
    Just remenber:
    Human kind also have design flaws, overcome by both genders for generations with a little care and attention...
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  13. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    Cool story bro...the point of posting that here is what exactly?
  14. Veach
    Joined: Jun 1, 2012
    Posts: 1,081


    Welcome from Texas
  15. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,640

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    WElcome,love Y's too
  16. rodl
    Joined: Jan 14, 2011
    Posts: 255


  17. ybloke
    Joined: Feb 26, 2013
    Posts: 34

    from Australia

    Thanks for the welcome from the Gold Coast
    The valve covers are real nice and unique from the ybloke

    See the valve cover HAMB thread for latest release Mercury Yblock covers
    also I have a facebook page listed under Ybloke with more images
  18. Hemishovel
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 614


    Welcome.from wi us
  19. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 749

    from Mt

  20. welcome from Texas, you do nice work indeed!
  21. OK mate found you.
    Great to talk to you this morning.
    All the Best

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