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Post by oldman on December 8th 2012, 10:36 pm

Just wonding if anyone likes the old y block fords an mercurys. I think parts are a little high for them what do you think I'm thinking about changeing the dis.an intake on my 256 in my 54 mercury it runs good but the teapot carb. I'm a little scared of,they say they are bad to catch on fire but the intake an dis., I think are high.But.....What do you all think?
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Post by Chris55 on December 9th 2012, 2:07 am

My wife has a 312 in her bird.
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Post by Arieldouglas on December 9th 2012, 7:04 am

Like you, I have heard the tea-pots are a fire waiting to happen. I've also heard, properly maintained they are good carbs. That being said, I never had an Autolite or Holley or even a Carter just spontaniously turn into a ball of fire. geek
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Post by junkyardjeff on December 9th 2012, 11:21 pm

It will run much better with a carb and distributor change,you will need a 57 to 64 distributor and can use a Rochester 4GC or carter WCFB from a 50s Olds or caddy since I heard they will bolt on. If you ever want to do any modifications to the 256 I would suggest finding a 55 and up 272 or 292 to work with since the 54 motors are a one year only design and I heard there could be some problems using some 55 and up parts on it like heads and intakes.

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