Ford 292 V8 Engine

The Ford 292 V8 engine first appeared in 1955 and was used in Ford production cars until the end of 1962. Ford kept their 292 V8 around for the popular Ford F-100 pick-up truck until 1964. The Ford 292 gained quite a bit of popularity due to the fact that it was used as the standard base engine in the all new Ford Thunderbird. It also was used in the Ford Fairlane as well as several models of the Ford Station Wagon. Another interesting fact regarding the 292 was that its crankshaft was often used by car enthusiast (with some machining and custom pistons) to increase the stroke in the Ford 289 engine that appeared in 1963.

Engine Specifications

1955 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 93 @ 4400 rpm (Standard Transmission) 198 @ 4400 rpm (Automatic Transmission)
Max Torque: 280 @ 2600 rpm (Standard Transmission) 285 @ 2500 rpm (Automatic Transmission)
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.7
Firing Order: 15486372

1956 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 200 @ 4600 rpm
Max Torque: 285 @ 2600 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.0
Firing Order: 15486372

1956 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 202 @ 4600 rpm
Max Torque: 289 @ 2600 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.4
Firing Order: 15486372

1957 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 206 @ 4500 rpm (Standard Transmission) 212 @ 4500 rpm (Automatic Transmission)
Max Torque: 297 @ 2700 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 9.1
Firing Order: 15486372

1958 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 205 @ 4500 rpm
Max Torque: 295 @ 2400 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 9.1
Firing Order: 15486372

1959 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 200 @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque: 285 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.8
Firing Order: 15486372

1960 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 185 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 292 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.8
Firing Order: 15486372

1960 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 185 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 292 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.8
Firing Order: 15486372

1961 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 175 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 279 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.8
Firing Order: 15486372

1962 with 2 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 170 @ 4200 rpm
Max Torque: 279 @ 2200 rpm
Stroke: 3.3
Bore: 3.75
Compression: 8.8
Firing Order: 15486372
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