Both can be either marque, as Ford of Canada badged many trucks Mercury and equipped them with namesake engines. I got the mileage up from 18. While impellers of yore merely swirled water around the front of the block, modern versions, trimmed and morphed into curved blades by computer development, move water at rates comparable to contemporary standards. Original Flathead water pumps have always suffered from unreliable bronze bushings and carbon seals. At the other extreme are dry-lakes, Bonneville, and nostalgia drag racers who have applied modern technology to the point where in some instances it is questionable whether the engine still remains a true flathead: Once-85hp engines now produce over 400 hp on gas and have exceeded 700 hp on fuel-all this on an engine with only three main bearings.
Sleeves A number of options are available when it comes to sleeves. Early Ford V-8 Sales in South Carolina also makes a starter. A rotating assembly, available from a supplier such as Scat, comprises the crank, rods, piston assemblies, and more often than not the rod and main bearings. Seal surface dressing tool Assembly After the seal surface has been restored the old bushing is removed by pressing or driving it out. The dream of own a flattie can still become a reality with our huge selection of parts and accessories. Treat it as reference rather than gospel, as many exceptions to the rule exist due to midyear changes, stock on hand, and manufacturing facility. Antique ford tractor - ford 8n funk v8 - tractorshed.
Most aftermarket camshafts do not come with the distributor drive gear, so be sure to save the one you take off. The one inside the hose fitting can possibly be corroded badly and slip in the socket wrench as you try to turn it. Back in the old days, all cars used low-pressure cooling systems, so coolant often boiled. It has the looks to demand attention, particularly because the flathead has a low profile, so the stacks can add some impressive and much-needed underhood height. For a brief primer, consider the following: Passenger designates all Ford and Mercury passenger cars; Ford and Mercury designate designs specific to each marque; while Truck refers specifically to heavy trucks and Pickup, specifically to light trucks.
And one vendor I found Mac's offers some of the kit parts ala cart. Besides, multicarb setups look cool. Original-type fiber camshaft gears are available from Dennis Carpenter. However, the main caps are beefier than traditional stock flatheads. The only new pickup tubes available are direct replacements in 1932—1947 car oil pans and 1932—1953 truck oil pans. Most in this group will accept a modified flathead as long as it is period-correct, with no obvious modern technology visible. You have to rebuild your originals or buy rebuilts from Hot rod and custom supply.
The New Parts listed here are primarily replacement parts from limited supplies of new-old-stock or new-old-replacement-stock; or new reproduction parts. That way if the pulley breaks or anything else, you both learn a valuable lesson. Although new aftermarket iron blocks are reputedly under development, right now a real-world solution to finding a good core for your flathead is to start with a brand-new French block. Even though they can be tricky to adjust, adjustable lifters are a far better option. Please confirm your pricing when placing an order. You may be able to salvage the oil pickup tube that came with your engine, because not all oil pickups are the same. Currently the most popular approach is running a big popup piston, but with a scallop on the side adjacent to the valves to keep the transfer area clear between the valves and the cylinder bore.
Bearings A good number of companies supply bearings. One of my old pumps had the other version in it so I cleaned it up and took these photos. However, if it's the only way to get the pump off, so be it. The final finishing should be done with 320 or 400 grit. And there are always billet caps and girdles available.
The 1932—1948 engines had their teeth cut in the opposite direction to 1949—1953 engines. Modern insert style bearings were used on both the mains and the rods. Because the French version was used in trucks, the intake- and exhaust-port throats are choked down under the valve pockets, so extensive port-work is required for racing. Model: F100 F150 F250 Years: 1953 V8, upper, 8 required Model: F-1, F-2, F-3 Years: 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 V8, upper, 8 required Model: Mercury Years: 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 upper, 4 required Model: Passenger Years: 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 V8, upper 4 required Fits vehicles. Every pump is tested on a water pump test machine for at least 5 minutes for performance and leaks.
The steel gears that drive the distributor and the oil pump can be salvaged. Ultimately, there are equal-length race headers available from Tatom Custom Engines. I have done several of them. During those years, Ford offered about eight pump designs that varied by body design, mounting, and pulley arrangement, as noted in the chart on the following page. You need the right amount of plenum volume and runner length to complement the engine size, camshaft, cylinder-head flow, and operating range. Considering the myriad water pumps Ford produced over the years, a brief review is in order.
A spacer can easily handle the problem. Of course, you need an adapter plate. Its Master kit includes Federal Mogul stock-style pistons, Sealed Power stock-style piston rings, Federal Mogul stock-style rod and main bearings, Durabond stock-style cam bearings, a Melling stock-style oil pump, and a Fel-Pro stock-style gasket set. Kits include all studs, stainless washers, and polished stainless domed head nuts. . Air conditioning kits are available for flathead applications from March Performance and Vintage Air. Kits include all studs, stainless washers, and polished stainless domed head nuts.
Also available are 40K-volt coils. Since Holley absorbed Mallory, they may no longer be available new. The mixture must follow a tortuous U-turn path out the block-mounted intake valve, over to the main part of the chamber above the piston, and then back out the exhaust valve. Eventually you could build a whole street rod out of aftermarket commodity parts. Please allow 4-8 weeks for delivery.