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hello everyone im a 27 year old thats in the army i work on helicopter and am now looking to build my first truck i live in germany and hope to be stationed in the states soon this is my first time in this forum and im hoping to learn somethings about engines i have checked old messages but couldnt get any help
well i bought a 1962 ford f100 it is a one owner truck all original the engine is a 292 i would like to keep it original but i would like to get more horsepower out of the engine again guys this will be my first engine so im kindof lost i have engine rebuid books but my main problem is finding parts if anyone can give me some tips it would be appreciated thanks and have a good day
 

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damn, i'm not following you around. really. i'm not.;)

i can't tell you anything about the inline motors, but my bro in law has the 300, he's getting ready to do a rebuild, i'll get his sources for you. now stop following me around.

which part of tx are you from?
 

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Check out Inliners.net... its a board for performance inline 4s & 6s
Elliot..no hes talking about the 292 inline 6 GM
 

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ahhh chit..Im a mongo:spank:
I didnt pay attention...yeah, he is talkin the ol Y block, I appoligize
well... Ill bet there are a few things available for it...but dont know where youd find it.
 

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The Ford 292 V8 was never intended to be a big hp maker. HP output ranged from 175 to 210hp. The 210 output was with 9 : 1 compression ratio the highest it ever had. It's slightly bored and stroked larger brother the 312 made 225hp with 9.7 : 1 cr and a single four barrel. There was a two four barrel option @ 250hp and a rare Tbird Paxton supercharged option good for around 300hp. Rocker arm oil starvation due to tiny oil passages getting clogged was it's most major problem (fixed with outside oilers). But overall the Y block (given that name for the shape of the block) was a good engine. Hot Rod did a build up on one several years ago, you could do a search on there web site and see if it pops up. Welcome to the forum. :thumbup:
 

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hua alert. sorry guys, whenever i see any ford motor with less than 289ci, i automatically go into straight 6 mode. i can guarantee that it will happen again someday.:embarrass
 

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I had a early 60's GMC pick up with the 305 V6 bus motor that the factory put in them when they ran low on engines one year. Every time I went to an auto parts store it would turn into some parts guy telling me "no such animal" I'd have to take them outside to see it before they would belive me. It really filled up the engine compartment but it performed like a bus..:thumbup:
 

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292 y block

thanks for everyones replies im from el paso tx now about the 292 and yes it is a y block now since it is the original engine would it be wise to swap it out with say a 302 or a 390 i can get motor mounts but im not to sure that the bell housing will match up also if i keep the 292 i would like to chage the intake and carb as it stands it has a 2 barrel carb and a oil bath air filter will i be able to get more horse power out of it by changing these things or should i just forget it and change the engine altogether thanks for all the help
 

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Re: 292 y block

apacheblackhawk said:
thanks for everyones replies im from el paso tx now about the 292 and yes it is a y block now since it is the original engine would it be wise to swap it out with say a 302 or a 390 i can get motor mounts but im not to sure that the bell housing will match up also if i keep the 292 i would like to chage the intake and carb as it stands it has a 2 barrel carb and a oil bath air filter will i be able to get more horse power out of it by changing these things or should i just forget it and change the engine altogether thanks for all the help
The 292 first of overhead cam engine V8 was a tough engine (indistructible if everything that needed oil got oil) i had one in av 55 F100 .. no big horspower but it raised a few eye browes and a few girls shirts on a hot summers day..

When you doo the eng swap store the 292 with heaos of oil every where ,,,. Good old donk( engine)
 

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Simo said:
The 292 first of overhead cam engine V8 was a tough engine (indistructible if everything that needed oil got oil) i had one in av 55 F100 .. no big horspower but it raised a few eye browes and a few girls shirts on a hot summers day..

When you doo the eng swap store the 292 with heaos of oil every where ,,,. Good old donk( engine)
over head xalve i did meen,,,..

stepside454 said:
Lonestar...wrong 292...
When i rebuilt my 292 here in austrakia 20 years ago it caused confusion ,, ..
 
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