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Old 03-01-2021, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hey everybody. New guy here. I've always been a corvette guy, but there's nothing more beautiful to me than a 32-40 Ford with a flathead. I finally got my 1940 Deluxe last Thursday. I'm jazzed!! I'm sure this is only the first of my stupid questions over the next few years, but what is an "8ba"?
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An 8BA is the latest, and last iteration of Ford flathead engine, in passenger cars from 1949 thru 1953 (1954 in Canada). Welcome aboard! DD
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8BA Engine (Modified)
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easily recognized in that they use a conventional type of bell housing on the back of the block, unlike the earlier blocks with half the bell on the block, and half on the tranny. have fun with your new 40 ford, welcome to the barn. around here, when talking 40 fords, member Kube is like Merrill lynch, when he's talking 40's, pay attention!
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Welcome to the FordBarn. Lots of good info here.
Say, just an idea, a Ford flathead engine will fit in a Vette...

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Welcome to the FordBarn. Lots of good info here.
Say, just an idea, a Ford flathead engine will fit in a Vette...

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Oh man, I'm going to pretend I didn't see that.
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Thanks, you guys. I will have plenty more in the future.
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8BA Engine >
That sure is pretty.
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An 8BA is the latest, and last iteration of Ford flathead engine, in passenger cars from 1949 thru 1953 (1954 in Canada). Welcome aboard! DD
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OK. Another one. What would have been the stock carb on my 40? It has a single barrel with an oil bath air cleaner on it now. I assume they didn't have oil filters because I can't find one.
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easily recognized in that they use a conventional type of bell housing on the back of the block, unlike the earlier blocks with half the bell on the block, and half on the tranny. have fun with your new 40 ford, welcome to the barn. around here, when talking 40 fords, member Kube is like Merrill lynch, when he's talking 40's, pay attention!
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OK. Another one. What would have been the stock carb on my 40? It has a single barrel with an oil bath air cleaner on it now. I assume they didn't have oil filters because I can't find one.

Single barrel??? Are you sure? The stock 1940 carb would not be compatible with the 8BA engine you now have in your '40....


This Holly 94 is the correct carb for the 8BA you have...


"VINTAGE" 1939/1940 FORD V8 #94 CARBURETOR MODEL : 91-99 "ORGINAL" below

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Off topic but your avatar shows you playing a left handed guitar. True?
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Single barrel??? Are you sure? The stock 1940 carb would not be compatible with the 8BA engine you now have in your '40....


This Holly 94 is the correct carb for the 8BA you have...


"VINTAGE" 1939/1940 FORD V8 #94 CARBURETOR MODEL : 91-99 "ORGINAL" below

I'm kind of cornfused now. I thought the 8ba is the later engine in the 49-53 cars.
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I'm kind of cornfused now. I thought the 8ba is the later engine in the 49-53 cars.
Yes, the 8BA is the later engine.

I misinterpreted your question....I assumed from your post that you were asking what an 8BA is because that's the engine you have in your '40....Sorry...
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OK. Another one. What would have been the stock carb on my 40? It has a single barrel with an oil bath air cleaner on it now. I assume they didn't have oil filters because I can't find one.
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The '33 Ford V/8 was the Last to use the 1 barrel carb.
1934 Ford V/8's had the first 2 barrel carbs on the 221 ci engine.



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The '33 Ford V/8 was the Last to use the 1 barrel carb.
1934 Ford V/8's had the first 2 barrel carbs on the 221 ci engine.

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Just a slight addition, the first derivative of the 8BA engine was used in the

1948 Ford pickup truck.
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