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Old 12-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default 1966 289 ford motor into 1955 mercury

how hard of a project will this be ?
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Not very.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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Two words. Dead easy.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1966 289 ford motor into 1955 mercury

As far as front mounts are concerned, you use stock Ford small block mounts. You may have to do some fabrication on the rear moiunt.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1966 289 ford motor into 1955 mercury

Just put a 302 (same size as 289) in 54 (same frame as 55). It is an easy fit.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1966 289 ford motor into 1955 mercury

you can use 64 galaxie mounts or 302 truck mounts.i have heard theres another set thats even a better fit.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1966 289 ford motor into 1955 mercury

If you use Anchor # 2525, & 2526 (left & right) motor mounts, it will be high enough so you don't need to use washers to have engine clear crossmember. You also need a front sump oil pan.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
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why would you need front sump oil pan,
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #9
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why would you need front sump pump oil pan ,
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #10
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you already have one.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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If your merc still has its original 292 I would be interested in it if its not junk and too far away.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:38 PM   #12
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I am in dunn nc and the casting numbers say that isa 1959 ford.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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I am looking for a 55 292 block
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:22 PM   #14
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How about a 312 short block assembly.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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I am kind of wanting to play the numbers game and have a 55 block but a 312 crank would be nice to put in a 292 block.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #16
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Crank is .020/.020, bores are std at 3.80.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:18 AM   #17
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Default Re: 1966 289 ford motor into 1955 mercury

1964galaxie motor mount has one bolt for chassis, mines have two will the one work.does it make a differance?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #18
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For the 312 crank to fit into a 292 block , the machinist will have to turn the mains down to fit into the 292 . Actually the 292 block will be much better than the 312 block and you won't have the crack problems from over torquing like the 312 had .
That way you will have a 292 but will have all the stock of the 312 !

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