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272 powerpack?

Have any of ya'll heard of a 272 powerpack? From the look of the motor it has a single barrel carb with red valve cover with the v8 logo on it. i seen alot of these cover but not red?!?

anyway this fella came to our house yesterday and said he knows all about these cars (it is a all original 1955 customline 2 door post) it got a 272 and a ford-o-matic tranny. he said this is a powerpack 272 and they are rare. can anyone vouche about a rare 272 powerpack??

oh and here is a pic of the car my battery died before i could get interior pics and motor pics.



thanks for your help, this is my dad's future hotrod.
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1955 272ci 182HP @4400RPM 4V HOLLEY 4000 Series

The 4V version was named "Power Pack"
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Old 04-05-2005, 07:41 PM
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272 Power Pack

Very Rare.
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Hmm, my cousin has a 55 fairlane that I have been trying to get him to get serious on. It has a 272 in it, at least that's what he thinks it is from when he was trying to look it up.

It has a 4bbl intake on it, but not the origonal carb, it's just got a 650 holley I gave him a long time ago.

But the intake looks to be on there from day one though.

What's the chances of this thing being of the same rareness too?

PS, not trying to hijack this post, these cars are just too cool.

heres a pic of the car, not as clean as the other guys though, lol. This is what it looked like a few months ago before he put it in the garage and started working on it.


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Hmm, my cousin has a 55 fairlane that I have been trying to get him to get serious on. It has a 272 in it, at least that's what he thinks it is from when he was trying to look it up.

It has a 4bbl intake on it, but not the origonal carb, it's just got a 650 holley I gave him a long time ago.

But the intake looks to be on there from day one though.

What's the chances of this thing being of the same rareness too?
I don't think it is a question of the engine being so rare rather than unique in that it was FORD'S reply the the SBC 265CI 180HP POWER PACK. The 272 (2V) was the base engine for 1955 with the THUNDERBIRD 292 (and POLICE version) being optional. THE 272 4V was available on assembly and as a list of service replacement parts to upgrade the first 272's to POWER PACK.

You say yours has a later HOLLEY mounted? Did you have to use an adaptor? The origional HOLLEY had the small base mounting pattern same as the WCFB.
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when we threw my holley on it, it didnt need an adapter. But the old one was an oddball looking holley though, had dual feed lines like a holley, but it didnt have removable bowls on it, the top of it came off like a carter. So there are no gaskets below the bowls. Does that help ya out any?
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Yours sounds like a later HOLLEY 4010;



...similiar to an AUTOLITE 4100.

If you get a chance, see if you see any casting I.D. Nos. on the intake manifold.
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Yep, thats the carb, any specific numbers to look for on the intake?
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rare 272

That engine origionally came out with an old HayStack Holley, which was so called due to the oddball shape of the carb, having a sort of a dome over the top of the venturies.
I think the last of the HayStacks were used in 57.
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That engine origionally came out with an old HayStack Holley, which was so called due to the oddball shape of the carb, having a sort of a dome over the top of the venturies.

I think the last of the HayStacks were used in 57.


Yeah, 1957. The story was the carb could not be used on the 57 as the hood line was dropped, but I had a 312 that had one on it (And also the E-CODE engine come to think about it).

As for the nickname, also the TEAPOT...Or the one I like best was THE TOWERING INFERNO as they had a tendency to self ignite, especially on 8V aplications.

As for the casting I.D., it should be in a series of letter, like ECZ 9425 B or something similiar.
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I checked it out last night, and got this, ecz-9425-b, same as you posted. What exactly does that tell me so far?
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part number

IF you are inclined to want to run that origional carburetor, that part number will be necessary in order to get a rebuild kit.
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No, the origonal carb is long gone, I just posted the numbers from the intake to maybe get an idea of any info about the motor in the car.
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Sorry about that

I misread your latest thread as that number being the carb number. Ooooooooops!.
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I checked it out last night, and got this, ecz-9425-b, same as you posted. What exactly does that tell me so far?
ECZ denotes 1957 model year so someone has previously upgraded the intake (57 up allows the wide base carbs) and hopefully the distributor ( 57 up is mechanical/vacuum advance instead of the old LOAD-A-MATIC). The 54/56 intakes only took the small base WCFB or 4000 HOLLEY.

-Y-BLOCK INFORMATION-

Look at the menu bar on the left and you will see how to identify the block and heads to see if it is origional.

What are your plans for it?

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