Next up was a Fairlane 500 with a 312 and auto. It is one of the most collectable cars there today. Cars equipped with an automatic transmission had a slightly higher compression ratio of 8. Most 292 and 312 blocks were cast at the Cleveland foundry. Not saying it does not happen; I am saying that the problem is exaggerated on the Net.
Its got that certain la-la-la-la lope to it. Inevitably, 1 always needs to go. The RaceTec piston in this performance engine build is a thoroughly modern design and features an accumulator groove, which, by design, collects any gases that manage to escape blow by past the top piston ring. Ford Y-Block Engines has now become the definitive Y-block reference and it includes valuable references and resources. So many of them were ordered and owned by the government.
The first one had cracks in the block and both heads. Given that the bore spacing 4. In late 1956 the Australian 272 switched to a four barrel Autolite carburetor. And the small Chevy and 4. Install the front bearing from the rear to ensure proper alignment. You can see that the Blue Thunder aluminum intake manifold has been cast and machined to accommodate either the original Tea Pot Holley used with the supercharger or the later 4160-version Holley carburetor.
There are neoprene seals for the 292, however. Bob Carlisle knows Y-blocks. This is perfect for use with the factory McCulloch supercharger for this engine. Apply sealer to bolts that enter the water jackets. You might be able to locate one of these.
Torque the hardware that secures the heads to the block. Mavericks here are the more valued car on the muscle car arena. The 292 is your best bet for a build. Again, the head gaskets only mount one way. Ford pickups used the 292 cu in 4. These heads are obviously based on the English made for the Windsor, or adapted from them. I have been kicking around ideas for different powerplants for the 35 Ford shop truck I have slated for the future.
I chose the 292 over the 312 because the 292 has the stronger casting of the two for performance applications. It was introduced in 1954 and used in Ford cars and trucks to replace the , and replaced by the on medium cars and the on small cars in 1962, and lasted until 1964 in Ford trucks. Seriously, this could only have been designed by engineers. After all, the difference is only 20 cubes. With the emergence of aluminum high flowing heads, the Y-block has gained considerable power. Now they looked decidedly more conventional, the valves were significantly larger, and the valve arrangement was in the usual manner. It did oil better after I cleaned the sludge out of the passages in the heads.
Supercharging and turbocharging are viable alternatives that builder and racers are already employing to their advantage. The Mummert aluminum cylinder heads for the Y-block have netted as much as 80 more horsepower and comparable torque over the best stock iron heads. Mummert suggests bringing the pistons as close to the deck surface as possible to reduce risk of detonation. This book probably represents too small a volume to warrant a modern-day full-color re-pop that would likely not be profitable. If you have the misfortune of installing one of these on a full size Ford car of the mid 50s, then you are well aware of the center crossmember interference, and you begin to realize that it might be less work to swap the whole engine out for a 302 than install a starter. And not in the form we know it: it was the beneficiary of a completely new cylinder head beginning in 1971 , which cured it of its asthma.
The 312 block is quite expensive when you do find one and most have often been bored 0. The oil pump is mounted here and driven off the camshaft mid-block. The Y-block was the same displacement as the old Ford that it replaced but with a bigger bore and a shorter stroke 3. It was named after its deeply skirted and heavy block, which extended well past the crankshaft center-line. Ford was unique in using mechanical valve lifters for the small Y-block engine clear through the end of production in '62. A good 292 block is your best bet.