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Old 01-14-2003, 08:29 AM
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I am new to all of this but I was hoping for some help. I have a 63 ford pickup that has a 4 speed manual transmission and a 292 V-8.

What tranny do I have and how can I tell?
Can I swap out the 292 for a 302 or 351 and keep the stock tranny?
Is there another, better engine for my truck? I am looking for something inexpensive to build, easy to find parts, and a simple bolt-in replacement for the 292.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Have you checked out <a href="http://www.ford-trucks.com" target="_blank">Ford Truck Enthusiasts.</a>

292 is a Y-block isn't it? Don't think it shares the bellhousing bolt pattern with a 302 or 351.
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This may not be what you want to hear, but have you considered keeping the 292? This is a very stout and reliable engine and can be made to run very strongly. The Y is enjoying a bit of a resurgence in popularity lately, and there is even a brand new aluminum 4 barrel intake manifold avaliable. Bolt on a 500-600 CFM carb, upgarde the ignition to a Pertronix magnetic trigger and with dual exhaust you will have a solid 250+ HP. I don't know what your goal is, but if you are just trying to replace a tired engine, here are 2 sites that have a ton of good info and parts for your 292:

<a href="http://members.aol.com/yblock/YBLOCK.htm" target="_blank">http://members.aol.com/yblock/YBLOCK.htm</a>
<a href="http://www.ford-y-block.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ford-y-block.com/</a>

Parts are more expensive for the Y as compared to the 302, but they are certainly available.

Your 4 speed is probably a BW T-98. It has the granny low gear. If you want an automatic, a FMX will bolt on, and there are C4 adapters. If you want to stay with a manual, just keep the T-98-it will last forever. I would call a tranny shop and ask if the T-98 is a bolt on for the 302 if tat is the way you want to go.
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