okay a buddy asked me the other day if the flathead had the same block to clutch housing bolt pattern as the Y and FE. I told him I wasnt old enough #1 to know this and I have never seen a flathead close enough to know. I said I would ask. is it the same?
I'm pulling the 239 flathead out of the 54 and installing a 292 from a 61 I've been told it's a straight bolt in, I'll find out next spring for sure. Apparently the US made 54's had some OHV Y blocks installed but the Canadian built still used the 239 flatheads model Q & model QHS show in the 53 parts manual as having the Y block.
I have a 239 flatthead and a 3speed on the floor, what newer motors are a bolt in thanks as a kid I had the same truck it had what I was told a 57 ford motor 289??? if the motor is shot I may go with a newer style ohv motor. thanks Ed ke6bnl
the 292 will fit if you have the complete motor including bellhousing.all 54 fords in the u.s. were overhead.all in canada up to at least 3 ton were flathead.i was told this happened because ford in the u.s.had a mountain of flatheads left over and basicly dumped them on ford of canada.