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 Post subject: Engine swap
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Ok, if I wanted to swap out my 239 to a 272 or 292 would these mount right up to the loadamatic transmission? Are the engine mounts the same? Is it a direct bolt in? Also, what are some other engine options that work in the 54? Thanks, Hope everyone had a good 4th!


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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Either a 272 or a 292 is just an easy replacement/direct bolt in. Trans should bolt on (by the way, it's a Fordomatic - the loadamatic is the distributor)

A lot of people are going to a 289/302 swap, which is fairly easy I guess - but there has to be some mods to make it work.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:24 pm 
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Thanks Paul, Now to find one of these that is pretty freshly rebuilt. Im near Bend Oregon so if anyone knows of some resources or ones available, Id appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap
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Whyblock54 wrote:
Thanks Paul, Now to find one of these that is pretty freshly rebuilt. Im near Bend Oregon so if anyone knows of some resources or ones available, Id appreciate it.
302 and AOD swaps, the AOD can be used with your existing Ford-O-Matic column the AOD will give you a .67 overdrive. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/med ... nts.41498/ Here is Don's journey: https://mainlineford.wordpress.com/ Y-block parts have gotten more and more pricey as of late and 302/5.0 parts can be found just about anywhere for far less money. Here is another build to check out: https://public.fotki.com/hotrodprimer/hotrodprimer-1/

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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:10 am 
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Jeff B wrote:
Whyblock54 wrote:
Thanks Paul, Now to find one of these that is pretty freshly rebuilt. Im near Bend Oregon so if anyone knows of some resources or ones available, Id appreciate it.
302 and AOD swaps, the AOD can be used with your existing Ford-O-Matic column the AOD will give you a .67 overdrive. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/med ... nts.41498/ Here is Don's journey: https://mainlineford.wordpress.com/ Y-block parts have gotten more and more pricey as of late and 302/5.0 parts can be found just about anywhere for far less money. Here is another build to check out: https://public.fotki.com/hotrodprimer/hotrodprimer-1/
Here's deal in your area, the carb & Intake alone are worth the price he is asking for everything. https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts ... 06877.html Also in your area is this combo one of the best years for the AOD all the later lube upgrades and is still non-computer. https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/pts/ ... 13132.html Since it has the ECU and harness you should get 22-24 MPG highway in your '54.

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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm 
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Those are some helpful links. Lots of info there. Im torn with going modern or keeping some sort of y-block in there.


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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap
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Whyblock54 wrote:
Those are some helpful links. Lots of info there. Im torn with going modern or keeping some sort of y-block in there.
When you have a y-block and have to go to the parts guys at your local store expect something like this, and a deer in the headlights look and Duh,what is a Y-block ?


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