One of my uncles bought a surplus county (yellow) 1964 Ford pickup with 292 and three on the tree back in the day. He was pretty handy with body work and painted it baby blue....inside and out. He did a really good job and that was one sharp, good running pickup. It really needed a four speed though. trying to pull a loaded trailer in soft ground with the tall gearing was almost impossible. It always seemed to me that running the exhaust from the left bank back through the right bank had to restrict the engine breathing as well as cause the right bank to run hot. I wonder if the steering gear would have been in the way for a below the engine crossover. Thanks for the memories!