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Old 02/22/18, 01:49 PM   #1
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292 Y block

I am looking at a 1959 ford truck, looks clean but no motor. I assume it must have had a 292 Y block engine but cant seem to find out for sure. Assuming it is and I want to find a proper engine (period correct) would a 289 ford 1966 vintage happen to bolt into this for temporary driving? The engine and bell housing is missing from the 1959 but I have a 289 and both a small flywheel mustang bell housing and a cast iron bigger flywheel bronco bell housing. appreciate any help an expert may have.

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Old 02/22/18, 03:40 PM   #2
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Don't know about the 289 swap but the '59 F100 came with three different motor options. 1. was 223 inline 6 the other 2 were Y block 272 n the 292

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Old 02/22/18, 03:48 PM   #3
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I don't know if the transmission will bolt up without and adapter and the motor mount location is probably different . Interesting question though .
What transmission is in the '59 ?
In my early teens some of the "adults " were hot rodding and modifying the 272,292 , 312s but I don't remember what or if they swapped in SBF motors.
Now we're reaching way back in the memory -- when did they start putting the FE motors in {332,352,360,390} in pickups ?
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I know in the US '64 was the last yr of the 292 in an F100.
Cruise-O-Matic was thr popular automatic.

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Old 02/22/18, 04:39 PM   #5
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I know in the US '64 was the last yr of the 292 in an F100.
Cruise-O-Matic was thr popular automatic.
Wouldn't mind having an old F 100

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Old 02/22/18, 04:56 PM   #6
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The '62 I just got rid of had the old school powertrain mounts. One under the crank pulley on the crossmember. The other two on the bellhousing. Transmission just hung off the back as an attachment, no mount under it.

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Wouldn't mind having an old F 100
Yeah me two.We had several while I was growing up and one in particular a '64 short bed 292Y was bullet proof.

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Strange, I was really happy to roll the '62 F100 unibody out of my yard. Couldn't wait for that thing to leave. Much happier with the '77

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Never owned a unibody and pretty rare around here.

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I owned a '59 F100 back in the '70's with a 292. Awesome project truck that unfortunately never got off the ground.
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I am looking at a 1959 ford truck, looks clean but no motor. I assume it must have had a 292 Y block engine but cant seem to find out for sure. Assuming it is and I want to find a proper engine (period correct) would a 289 ford 1966 vintage happen to bolt into this for temporary driving? The engine and bell housing is missing from the 1959 but I have a 289 and both a small flywheel mustang bell housing and a cast iron bigger flywheel bronco bell housing. appreciate any help an expert may have.
Bell housing pattern is not the same...not even close.

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Old 02/22/18, 06:12 PM   #12
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To me that looks like a perfect opportunity to build a hot-rod truck.
But I will admit that I am no fan of the Y block engine.

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I owned a '59 F100 back in the '70's with a 292. Awesome project truck that unfortunately never got off the ground.
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Old 02/22/18, 07:27 PM   #14
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The Y block is a heavy heavy engine. The 292 I pulled from my 55 T Bird was over 600lbs dressed. Putting a SBF in there shouldnt be any problem. The Y block transmission wont bolt up to anything but a Y block. My buddy in high school had a 59 with a 428CJ in it.

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Do a little google searching and find a Crown Vic for a donor for the front sub frame and complete drivetrain swap.

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