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.

 

Automotive American eBay UK Pick – 1961 FORD FALCON 2.8 STRAIGHT SIX AUTO 2 DOOR SEDAN

From time to time I’m going to pick what I see as a “nice” American car for sale on eBay UK.Totally my choice and idea of “nice” comments welcome!

My pick is –

1961 Ford Falcon Sedan, tidy looking car for sale here on eBay

1961 FORD FALCON 2.8 STRAIGHT SIX AUTO 2 DOOR SEDAN

1961 FORD FALCON 2.8 STRAIGHT SIX AUTO 2 DOOR SEDAN FULL HISTORY PORTFOLIO

I have no connection with any of the vendors or cars that I may list here.