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Old 05-20-2007, 08:34 PM
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needing help getting started on my 56 ford f100

trying to figure out whats the best way to get started on my project and if to up grade the motor. its not the same one that came in it . its a 292 and can you build them to get the right sound and power. need alot of help. first car i have built. thanks

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292 motor

hey streak

Yes you can, some motors sound better than others. i had a 292 years back, and it was a great sounding motor. If you want to change the motor later, build one. then you can put what you like in it. cams ,carbs ,headers etc.
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The 239-272-292-312 series of Fords ran well for their time. The main problem with them is the oil passage to the rocker arms getting clogged up ... and the rope seal at the rear main.

If you build the 292 engine ... keep the oil clean and the valves adjusted and the oil passage/wore out rocker arm problem will be non-existent. I have been told that now there is a neoprene seal real main seal for the 292 Fords ... which helps cure the leaky, dripping oil issue so common with that engine family.

I know for a FACT the neoprene seal has been developed for the early 283's so it stands to reason that the 292 Fords have it available now also.

I have had close to a half dozen 56 Big Window pickups. Bought the first one in 1970 from the original owner. 56 Ford Big Window pickups are the BEST LOOKING pickup ever made IMHO ...

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Y block Ford

You may want to Google: John Mummert, he is the Y-block king and has done some amazing things to Y-blocks he also has Links to other Y-block sites.

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