Well. I hate to p!ss in everyone's corn flakes this morning, but when scrub introduced their SBC, they handed FORD their hats.
Sure the Y-BLOCK was competitive but look @ where the SBC went.
" There were no special Y-block truck blocks. Heavy-duty trucks with steel cranks used C1AE or C2AE blocks produced for both car and truck lines."
The last series blocks cast had special main web casting for particular use on the 292HD engine as this block would be used until the FT was introduced. The same casting was used on PASS CAR service as the 292 PASS CAR engine was being phased out and cost entered the picture. It was similar to FORD's later 105 391HD block casting being used in LT.
Now don't get me wrong, I am FORD TRUE AND BLUE, but you can only spread it so thick. This writer surely did. I am surprised it got past HOT ROD ... er ... HOT scrub MAGAZINE's review board.
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