Lincoln Y-Block Engine 279 302 332 317 341 368

Introduced in 1952, this was Ford’s first production overhead valve V-8. Original displacement was 317 cu. inch for Lincolns and 279 cu inches for truck use. The Lincoln version was increased to 341 cu. in. in 1955 and then 368 cu. in. for ’56-’57. The truck engine was used until 1963 in 279, 302 and 332 cu. in. displacements. Very similar in appearance to the Ford Y-Block only larger. Only the oil pump and distributor will fit Ford Y-Block.

Code Displacement Bore and Stroke Application
EAD 317 cu. in 3.800″ X 3.50″ 1952-54 Lincoln cars
EAL 279 cu. in 3.562″ X 3.50″ 1954 Ford HD truck
EAM 317 cu. in 3.800″ X 3.50″ 1954 Ford HD truck
EBJ 341 cu. in 3.937″ X 3.50″ 1955 Lincoln cars
ECU 368 cu. in 4.000″ X 3.66″ 1956-57 Lincoln cars, 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, 1956 Lincoln Continental Mk II
302 cu. in 3.625″ X 3.66″ 1963 HD Ford Truck. Steel crankshaft
332 cu. in 3.800″ X 3.66″ 1963 HD Ford Truck. Steel crankshaft. Not the same as 332 FE

The early Lincoln V8 can be increased to 425+ cu. in. 1957 and later heads are reported to have reinforcing posts and 1.60″ exhaust valves. ECU heads are generally used for performance along with the 60’s 332 cu in truck 4 bbl intake which accepts modern 4 bbl carbs. 302 and 332 trucks had steel crankshafts which can be welded for stroker use. Stroke has been increased up to 4.10″.

2 comments »

  1. anthony bruton said,
    October 31, 2015 @ 7:42 am

    Hi I am looking for help and a duel vacuum fuel pump for a 1957 ford lincoln mk 2 capri 368 6L v8 and no matter who i talk do not seem to get any where Can you help
    Tony

  2. Ben Davidson said,
    March 6, 2016 @ 2:02 am

    We are rebuilding a 279 Lincoln Y block engine in a 1953 Mercury M700 truck, really need torque chart and valve lash settings. Any help appreciated, thanks.

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