Motor is stuck from sitting, but I am sure it could be broke loose without too much effort. I'm not building the car for you!!! It won't be a big deal with me at all. Car is sold without a title, but I can provide a bill of sale without any issues. I will look through all of my extra car keys, and see if any of them are to the '55 Customline. I'm not building the car for you!!! The 210-horsepower version had red valve covers and air cleaner, while the 225-horsepower version had blue and.
It also sounds like you're forgetting the entire rest of the job. Your manual transmission equipped car doesn't have a radiator with a trans cooler, so you need one of those. This is a solid running and driving truck. Car is sold as is where is. Both the 272 and 292 engines were replaced on Brazilian cars by the 302 engine starting on 1976 model year. Lincoln introduced their engine in 1952, and it was a different design from the Ford Y-Block, and was used on large cars and Ford heavy duty trucks.
Duals could be ordered optional on Customlines. I did put fresh air in all of the tiresnot too long ago, and they appear to still be holding good air even now. I can have a friend of mine who can get a title for it up in Kansas. Get that 272 tuned up and dialed in and toss a clutch in it and you will be happy when it makes that rapraprap sound on deceleration and between shifts! The 272 in³ 4,465 cc version of the Y-Block was the same bore as the outgoing Mercury 256 in³ Y-Block but with a longer stroke 3. That's how most people do it anyway. But if your rationale is to swap to an automatic because you're not going to be bother to learn how to perform a task you currently haven't undertaken, then I'm gonna call that some weak bullshit.
If the car has to sit here a couple months? You cannot swap in an automatic for anywhere near the cost of replacing the clutch. The kit consisted of a hotter , revised , and an mounting two four-barrel carburetors. The 239 in³ version was only available in 1954 models and was replaced by its bigger 272 in³ and 292 in³ siblings in 1955. The 292 would be the longest-lived of the Y-Blocks, carrying on until 1962 in U. Car has a 292 Y-block in it,with a 3-speed manual transmission. Whichever direction you choose, always good to do your homework first, and have a plan. Compression was up to 9.
The 235-horsepower version had argent silver valve covers and air cleaner. Boosted drums will work just as good unless you are doing heavy towing or racing. It's a cool old car, but I'm using it. The body does have some bondo in it here and there. By 1948 the famous had been developed about as far as it could go, and by the early 1950s the venerable Ford Flathead V8 was antiquated. Personally, I have gone the other direction several times due to performance. A brand new blue tarp goes with the car to cover up the windows.
I just want the car to go to a good home, as I will never build it. I would sell the Y block and install the 302 and C4 and be done with it. The standard engine had a 7. I might have the keys for the car, but I may have never received them as well. The 272 version was used on Brazilian F-series trucks until 1977 and on the Brazilian Galaxie 500, launched in April 1967.
Mike was suppose to get me the title to the car, but that never happened. I recently inherited a 55 Fairlane 4dr with a 272 Y block and 3 on the tree. Need a conversion U joint. I don't remember ever getting the keys from the previous owner. It produced 130 bhp 97 kW at 4,200 rpm as opposed to the flathead's final 110 bhp 82 kW at 3,800 rpm, an increase of 18%. I have finally decided this car needs to go to another home. You can run the same carb and dizzy in the y-block as the 302.
You need put together trans lines to get the fluid to the cooler. The clutch is burned up, but I have a good 302 and C4 left over from another project. OahuEli is absolutely correct; if you can swap a C4, you're more than capable of changing a clutch. Car was repainted red many years ago and so was the interior. That Y block with dual exhaust and a 3 speed on the column is the best thing in the world man. I found they make an adapter kit to attach the C4 to the Y block which will be about the same price as replacing the clutch.
That's all because of a leaky rear main seal. Isn't that a bit counterintuitive? Well the C4 is already rebuilt so there is no cost involved there. If they're not, you need a new driveshaft, or at minimum have the old one shortened if you're lucky enough that the C4 is longer than the 3 speed. I can even assist in loading it, if you need help doing so? I would really hate to see that, but whatever the next owner does with it is their business and not mine. And you can't sit on the new ones. Those Y blocks commonly leaked at the rear main and flooded the clutch with oil. Also the cars had a little small diameter Clutch.
So that leaves me to what other upgrades can I do with modern, more accessible parts. A new building was opened on November 21, 1958, by the Brazilian President, de Oliveira, to produce the first Ford engine in South America. It produced 130 bhp as opposed to the Flathead's final 110 bhp, an increase of 18%. The best part of the hobby is to build the car for yourself. Car was last tagged in 1990. I have a '55 Fairlane 4 door, same drivetrain as yours, that my parents bouvbt new.