Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 11:44 am: ||
I am trying to ID a Ford V8 Marine engine I need to rebuild. I think it is from the late 50's or early 60's. The bore measures 4.030" and the stroke is about 3.650". Any help would be appriciated.
Post Number: 633
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 01:48 pm: ||
With a pic we can most likely assist you.
Hope this helps
Post Number: 10
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 02:03 pm: ||
By my calculations, it's a Ford 372.
Ford 372: Ford 351W block with 4.030" bore, can use either Windsor or Cleveland heads, with 351W crankshaft offset ground to a stroke of 3.640". Utilizes a 6.2" aftermarket connecting rod.
Post Number: 235
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 07:20 pm: ||
Late 50's Early 60's would be either the 312 block or the 360-390 block. I don't remember the bores, does the valve cover have 2 nuts in the center, 312, or bolts around the perimeter, 360-390 block. The 360 had a huge intake manifold that went half way into the head, the head was narrow.
|Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 02:31 pm: ||
the engine is a 383ci M-E-L found in the 56-57 Lincoln Continental. Google 'the ford-edsel-mercury (m-e-l) engines' for dave williams page on these motors
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2007 - 05:59 pm: ||
Lincoln Y-block 368 ( 1956-57 ) 4.00 bore x 3.66 stroke, distributor at right rear at 30 degree angle, external oil pump left rear. Two bolts per valve cover.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Friday, August 10, 2007 - 02:53 pm: ||
Lincoln Y-block has 4 transverse ribs on each valve cover, 1 in front of and 1 behind each stud ( 2 studs per valve cover ). Intake and exhaust valves are far apart ( about 2.5 inch stem center to stem center ). Valve arrangement E-I-I-E-E-I-I-E.