Ford y block engine. Y block performance parts. The y block engine is a family of overhead valve v8 automobile engines produced by ford motor company. The 272 and 292 engines were introduced in 1955.
Welcome to john mummerts. The engine is known for its deep skirting which causes the engine block to resemble a y whence it gets its name. Like the later and better known but even more short lived ford y block engine its blocks deep skirts gave the block the appearance of the letter y from the front.
Ford introduced its big block fe engine on larger cars in 1958. The first y block was the 1954 239 in3 39 l ford engine. The y block was introduced in 1954 as 239 in ford cars and trucks and 256 in mercurys.
High performance y block engine build the current traditional hot rod movement has generated interest in the venerable y block v 8 and the aftermarket has supported it as well as the engine series it replaced the flathead. This is a ford y block engine removed from a 1956 coe cab over engine truck. So management at ford motor co.
Bore was 3500 and stroke was 3100 with 6324 connecting rods. The 292 was used in t birds mercurys and some top of the line fords. Displacement was 239 cu.
The new v8 replaced the y block with the windsor small block in 1962 but the engine lived on overseas until as late as 1982 in passenger cars and 1986 in pickup trucks. Rebuild performance kits scroll down this page to view the most popular parts. The first three letters have been ground off.
Instructed its engineers to develop a new engine for the future. Engine casting number is 6015 c. The ford y block v8 1954 1964 and beyond by 1948 the famous flathead ford v8 had been developed about as far as it could go.
Y block 1954 1964 ford trucks 1954 1962 ford cars 1955 1956 1957 thunderbirds. Specs assembly and other information on the y block and flathead ford engine. The lincoln y block v8 engine was fords earliest ohv v8 engine introduced by lincoln in the 1952 model year.