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Old 08-12-2020, 03:22 AM   #21
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i agree with GB, never heard of the stamp. i always thought it was the size of the clean out plug, which is not a for sure, and then measure the stroke

That's not 'stamped'-in. That is 'cast'-in at time of manufacture. Bill Boomer noted that if the crank was "marked with EAC, 1CM or 0CM, it should be a Merc crank". Click the link below! DD


http://myflatheadford.com/identify-4...ry-crankshaft/









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Old 08-12-2020, 07:02 AM   #22
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On the Barn I hear guys saying These flathead V8s are getting so hard to find anymore . Then when someone has one to sell it is not worth anything . So there goes another one to the scrap heap . Are we trying to save the V8 flathead or not. Make an offer and take a chance. By the way this is not my engine.Please excuse my rant. Just food for thought .SUNSHINE.
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:57 AM   #23
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Looks like a Merc that ended up in a big truck...11"clutch.....If I needed a 4" crank and
that motor was nearby, 50 mi or less, I'd offer less then meet in the middle. That guy
knows scrap price is $15 if he delivers it to the yard.....been there. I just passed on an

8BA pass motor out of a big truck with useless truck trans w/ pto he wanted $800, I
offered $200.....at K&r Salvage Jennings Rd. , Lawtons , N.Y.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:18 AM   #24
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Thanks for the info guys. Not that I need it just thought I would list it and see.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:38 AM   #25
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On the Barn I hear guys saying These flathead V8s are getting so hard to find anymore . Then when someone has one to sell it is not worth anything . So there goes another one to the scrap heap . Are we trying to save the V8 flathead or not. Make an offer and take a chance. By the way this is not my engine.Please excuse my rant. Just food for thought .SUNSHINE.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:32 AM   #26
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I bought a 8BA engine a couple years ago that had been laying in the back yard of a neighbor for many years. The engine was stuck so I and the neighbor figured it was junk, I took a gamble on the engine because it was complete and had a truck bellhousing on it, gave the guy a $100.
Turned out everything inside of the engine was good except for the pistons and valves. I sold the engine to a guy that wanted a good re-buildible engine. The man called me back in a few weeks, the crank cleaned up at 10/10, the bore cleaned up at .030...
Ya never know till you look more closely at parts.
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Old 08-19-2020, 12:19 PM   #27
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At most, that incomplete engine is worth scrap value.
LOL. Please tell us where you find all your $20 Flathead cores.
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Old 08-19-2020, 12:48 PM   #28
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Before buying, pull a main and rod cap to verify if its been ground too many times too. If he won't let you, walk.
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