In 1954 Ford introduced their new OHV V-8. The Y-Block has the same displacement and compression ratio as the famous Ford flathead, but the overhead valve design and a new Holley Model AA-1 Carburetor combined to raise horsepower to 130 in the stock application. In an attempt to differentiate its V-8 from their competitors, Ford characterized its deep-block construction as the letter "Y" and referred to the engine as a Y-Block.
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