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Old 12-11-2006, 10:05 AM
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Found a '56 F600 flatbed locally with what the owner thinks is a very tired 272, I could pick this truck up fairly cheap. Is there a later model engine that will bolt up directly to the stock trans or is it necessary to stay within the Y-block family?
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Absolutely,


I am putting a 1960 292 in my 55. All the Y-blocks will bolt right up.


And no, you have to stay with a Y-block but there's nothing wrong with a Y-block!

I had my 29 rebuilt to include balancing, porting and an aftermarket cam.
It's also going to have slightly higher comp ratio. I expect it to run pretty nice.


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Found a '56 F600 flatbed locally with what the owner thinks is a very tired 272, I could pick this truck up fairly cheap. Is there a later model engine that will bolt up directly to the stock trans or is it necessary to stay within the Y-block family?
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i have bought a few F500/600 trucks that have had both 302 and 351 clevelands fitted in place of the Y block, i like the look of a Y block, but clevelands seem to be cheaper HP and more redaly available, after 3 years of trying to find a factory 4 barrell manifold for the y block i'm no better off, even though u trip over cleveland ones.
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I put a 390 in my 1956 F600 after the y-block expired. I was gonna leave the original trans. However, the 390 came with a 4 speed. Putting the 390 in was pretty simple. Aftermarket crossmember engine mounts, modified trans crossmember. Lengthen the clutch rod and convert the throw out arm from a push style to a pull style. Best conversion I've ever been a part of.
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I'm pretty sure the 317 Y-block was an option. You can use 317 parts to fit a Lincoln 368 into that chassis. Otherwise, you might look for a 361/391 FT engine with the bellhousing mounts. That should be a pretty good swap.
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317 Y? I thought 272 292 312. In any case, keep the Y!!! It's a great engine. Scrape, I happen to have 2 factory 4-barrel intakes for the Y, and 3 2 barrel intakes. =)))) It's a great looking engine, especially if you have ram horn exhaust manifolds. =)
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fat and bald---email me and I will tell you about a 272 yblock for you.You have to travel to KANSAS
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i have'nt tried state side, a lot of farmers down here swapped the 4 barrel manifolds for two barrel's, so most have gone for scrap, if all else fails i'll get a moon manifold with a pair of there cast tappet covers
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Thanks for the replies so far. Took a few pics of the truck last weekend and posted them on picturetrail:

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...30308&offset=0

The truck is pretty much complete except for the driver side hood hinge and the driver's door window is missing. Also has some kind of tommy-lift hydraulic set up out back.

The engine and trans are still there but the probably needs a rebuild. But since I haven't heard it run and I'm just going by what the owner says maybe it just needs rings.

My initial thought was a 360\390 swap. What's the top speed on this size truck? It would be nice if it could do about 65mph.
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With my 56 F600 and the 390 I swapped in 65mph is no problem to do. about 3300 rpm though. Wound a little tight for me, but she''ll do it all day long. I've seen the high side of 75 once just to see, plenty fast in that big old truck!
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[QUOTE=Fat&Bald]Thanks for the replies so far. Took a few pics of the truck last weekend and posted them on picturetrail: [url
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QUOTE] Looks in great rust free shape, around here it would have a high price put on it.
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