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Dick Steinkamp
02-11-2007, 11:14 AM
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Y BLOCK- STUDEBAKER TRANS ADAPTOR

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Why [?]

I'm sure if we all dug hard we could find at least one area where a small block Chevy might be as good as a Stude V8...I'm hard pressed to do the same with a Y block Ford [V]

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Jessie J.
02-11-2007, 11:26 AM
Way back in the '50's, before the SBC came into its own, the Ford V-8 (flathead) was the most dominant hot rod engine, and those new Ford Thunderbird V-8s were still a hot and desirable item, no doubt to the rodders back then this adapter would have appeared to be the answer to their dreams.

Jessie J.
02-11-2007, 11:26 AM
Way back in the '50's, before the SBC came into its own, the Ford V-8 (flathead) was the most dominant hot rod engine, and those new Ford Thunderbird V-8s were still a hot and desirable item, no doubt to the rodders back then this adapter would have appeared to be the answer to their dreams.

lstude
02-11-2007, 09:25 PM
When I was in high school, I was buying and trading cars about every 3 months and I owned a 56 Ford for a short while. It had the 292 (Thunderbird...yeah, right!) Y-block with Fordomatic. It was a Dog with a capital "D". I let a friend drive it and I drove my Mother's 61 Lark (259 automatic) and we raced them and there was no contest! The Lark left the Ford in the dust.

I think that Ford's reputation as the hot rod king lingered on with the overhead valve Y-blocks, until the Ford guys realized it was a hopeless case. I know some people got them to run good, but they never could regain the reputation that the flathead had. Of course in 1952, the OHV Ford 6 was faster than the V8 flathead!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/My56Fordindrivewayfall62cc.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
02-11-2007, 09:25 PM
When I was in high school, I was buying and trading cars about every 3 months and I owned a 56 Ford for a short while. It had the 292 (Thunderbird...yeah, right!) Y-block with Fordomatic. It was a Dog with a capital "D". I let a friend drive it and I drove my Mother's 61 Lark (259 automatic) and we raced them and there was no contest! The Lark left the Ford in the dust.

I think that Ford's reputation as the hot rod king lingered on with the overhead valve Y-blocks, until the Ford guys realized it was a hopeless case. I know some people got them to run good, but they never could regain the reputation that the flathead had. Of course in 1952, the OHV Ford 6 was faster than the V8 flathead!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/My56Fordindrivewayfall62cc.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
02-11-2007, 10:09 PM
By the way, I still have a piece of that Ford. I am using it for a towel bar in my bathroom! :D

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Towelbar001.jpg



Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
02-11-2007, 10:09 PM
By the way, I still have a piece of that Ford. I am using it for a towel bar in my bathroom! :D

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Towelbar001.jpg



Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Jessie J.
02-12-2007, 12:38 AM
Your post reminded me of a peculiar thing from the days of my youth back in the '50s. In the small farm community where I grew up, almost all of the rodding activity centered around Ford products, "Hot Rods" simply were Fords, wether flatty powered, or with swapped in OHV V-8s, all of the other makes were just "old cars".
What was peculiar is that almost all of the Fords were originally ordered from the factory with a V-8, while most of the local '55-'57 Chevys were being ordered with the 6 cyl. In fact one of the few V-8 equipped '57 Chevy's in our town, was powered by a STUDEBAKER V-8!
As the '50s gave way to the '60s I and my young compatriots were involved in a LOT of engine changing, replacing those blown-up Y-blocks in the Fords, and V-8ing all of those old "sick cylinders" Chevys that the older generation had passed on down to us.

Jessie J.
02-12-2007, 12:38 AM
Your post reminded me of a peculiar thing from the days of my youth back in the '50s. In the small farm community where I grew up, almost all of the rodding activity centered around Ford products, "Hot Rods" simply were Fords, wether flatty powered, or with swapped in OHV V-8s, all of the other makes were just "old cars".
What was peculiar is that almost all of the Fords were originally ordered from the factory with a V-8, while most of the local '55-'57 Chevys were being ordered with the 6 cyl. In fact one of the few V-8 equipped '57 Chevy's in our town, was powered by a STUDEBAKER V-8!
As the '50s gave way to the '60s I and my young compatriots were involved in a LOT of engine changing, replacing those blown-up Y-blocks in the Fords, and V-8ing all of those old "sick cylinders" Chevys that the older generation had passed on down to us.