I know the y block has solid lifters but can you get roller rocker arms for the y. What other high performance parts are out there im looking to totally rebuild my 292 when i come back from Iraq. I'm planning on putting about 8 grand total in my 64 step side. I want to keep it mostly original but with some upgrades to the motor.
Roller rockers, aluminum, are available from Rocker Arm Specialties. Also look at www.ford-y-block.com for other performance items. Aluminum 4v intake, aluminum flywheel, increase your intake valve size, and even stroke the motor. The problem is dollars. You could probably put the biggest portion of the 8K in the motor alone. So pick and choose.
Come home safe.
Mike Southern Oregon
1946 1/2 ton with Y-block, '62 Mercury Meteor S-33, '60 Thunderbird, '64 Falcon Futura, '90 Ranger 4WD, '54 Ford model 600 tractor
We are great fans of the 292 Y-block! Just take a look at our site http://www.fordfront.nl, so you can see for yourself how big of a fan we are. It's nice to know that your want to spend that much money on upgrading and restoring your Ford, just like we did. We wish you lots of pleasure doing so, come back safe.
spiker just want to say that's one great looking truck. thats my truck but mines blue with the white top. I've been to ur web site before. I have your f100 on my desktop background. That's what a ford should look like.
Not so much a smart-*** as trying to encourage forum members to perform due diligence prior to posting. We don't mind discussing performance tuning, but we'd rather not plow the same ground over and over.
Again, I'd encourage you to do a search because there's more to learn from other people's posts.
It's got a 3spd in it. I plane on keeping it that way. I'm gonna keep it as original as possible with a few performance upgrades.
I hear what you're saying about originality. I'd be sure to stay real mild with the cam. With that 3sp transmission, you'll want to preserve the low-end torque. Those heads are very closed-chamber designs and they'll respond to the zero-deck technique.
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