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1955 ford customline 272 yblock

I did a motor swap on a 1955 customline i put a 272 y block from a boat it spins over but dosent start.
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Do you have power to the coil and spark to the plugs? Fuel when you open the throttle? Have you messed with the distributor/timing?
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1955 y block 272

I replaced the orig. motor with a 272 from a 1955 boat I was told that the engine turns in reverse after i had put it in what do i need to do.
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The cam must be repaced with a "conventional" one. Melling offers a "stock replacement', part no. SYB-2. There may be some "performance' grinds out there.

The distributor gear will also need to be changed to the "conventional" one.

Jim
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The cam must be repaced with a "conventional" one. Melling offers a "stock replacement', part no. SYB-2. There may be some "performance' grinds out there.

The distributor gear will also need to be changed to the "conventional" one.

Jim
Also, You must have a starter that spins in the right direction.

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Boat engine

Was this a full fledged boat motor with the aluminum front cover, twin side draft carbs, wet exhaust etc? They also have a valve cover oil fill which is unusual for automotive Y-blocks. The counter-rotation version had a gear drive camshaft with no chain - you would have seen it if you had the front cover off.

Chances are - its an air/fuel/spark thing........

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