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1954 Ford Ads

Ford introduced their new OHV V8 in 1954 and wasted no time talking about it.  Available in 120 and 110 HP versions, the engine was the first change in V8 power since 1932. Called the "Y-Block V-8", it was so named because of its deep block skirts that fully enclosed the crank, giving it a sturdy lower end.

Ford, who had milked the Flathead for as much as they could get out of it, had seen the hand writing on the wall when they had cahnged over to the OHV 6 ("I-Block 6) in 1952, was now squarly in the OHV V8 race, one year before Chevy, Pontiac and Plymouth.


Mainline 6 and V8233,680
Customline 6 and V8674,295
Crestline V8254,767
Total Production1,162,742


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