After the Flathead the Ford Y-Block V8 Engine

After the Flathead

The Ford Y Block V8

 

The venerable hot rodders favourite Ford Flathead V8 reached the end of it’s life, (at least in the States :)), in 1953 and it was followed up by the introduction of the Y Block OHV V8 in 1954.

The Y Blocks came in 239, 256 cubic inch variants for 1954, for 1955 272 and 292 cubic inch units were added.

In 1956 the 312 cubic inch motor was added to the range, this engine family ran until 1964 when it was replaced by the Windsor and Cleveland V8’s

For a really good detailed look at the Y Block V8 and where it was utilised you can read here at the motor-car.co.uk website.

 

Pint Sized Project: 1954 Nash Metropolitan

Pint Sized Project: 1954 Nash Metropolitan.

Americans have always loved their big vehicles, but after WWII a few companies saw the need for smaller affordable cars. One company saw some success with what they labeled as “Personal Transport” vehicles. That company was Nash and the car was the Metropolitan. This 1954 Nash Metropolitan has been parked in this barn for the past 10 years. It hasn’t been run in the past three years, but should make for a fun pint sized project. Take a look here on eBay where bidding starts at $3,900