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Old 01-03-2021, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default Fresh rebuilt 8BA Flathead

Picked up my freshly rebuilt Flathead on Friday. Shout out to Wayne at Coyote Flatheads for a great job.


Mercury 4" stroke crank
.125 bore
Offenhouser pistons

Isky 88 cam
Holly 94 carbs
Edelbrock heads and intake
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:19 PM   #2
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Looks like a keeper. Well done. CONGRATS.
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:36 PM   #3
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I do LIKE the lifting straps and the bar!
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Old 01-03-2021, 01:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, I like it as it does not damage as a chain might. I purchased from Jerry Bickel Race Cars Inc for $139 +shipping.
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What are you planning to put it in?
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:07 PM   #6
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It is going in a 1938 ford pickup. The truck is just getting started with a long way to go. Working on a engine run stand now to put this on so I can run it every couple of weeks until truck is completed.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:26 PM   #7
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It is going in a 1938 ford pickup. The truck is just getting started with a long way to go. Working on a engine run stand now to put this on so I can run it every couple of weeks until truck is completed.
Unless you are going to run it under a load you may be doing more harm than good. Search this forum for more info.
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:13 PM   #8
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Picked up my freshly rebuilt Flathead on Friday. Shout out to Wayne at Coyote Flatheads for a great job.

Mercury 4" stroke crank
.125 bore
Offenhouser pistons

Isky 88 cam
Holly 94 carbs
Edelbrock heads and intake
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Old 01-03-2021, 04:03 PM   #9
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That's beautiful. Love black coloured blocks with aluminum heads and intakes.
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Old 01-03-2021, 04:34 PM   #10
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I often wonder what scale people use to choose the parts they use in their engines. For example why did you choose the Offenhauser pistons and Isky 88 cam for this build. As expensive as it is, these decisions have a big effect on the applicationof the engine.
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Old 01-03-2021, 04:38 PM   #11
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Delightful !
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Old 01-03-2021, 04:54 PM   #12
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I often wonder what scale people use to choose the parts they use in their engines. For example why did you choose the Offenhauser pistons and Isky 88 cam for this build. As expensive as it is, these decisions have a big effect on the applicationof the engine.

I discussed what I wanted with the engine builder and he speced out the parts. I relied on his years of experience building flatheads.
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Well I for one think the Isky 88 cam is great!!
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Man, your engine is gorgeous. I also like the black. It appears to be an 8BA-type ('49-'53). If so, how is it going to breathe (relieve crankcase pressure) without the original road draft tube? Has it possibly been built with a PCV valve incorporated somehow? If that black piece at the rear of manifold is a vent, you must be planning on an electric fuel pump....? Welcome to FordBarn! DD
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:14 PM   #15
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Engine looks great !
Beautiful job,,,,,hope it runs for a 100,000 miles .

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Man, your engine is gorgeous. I also like the black. It appears to be an 8BA-type ('49-'53). If so, how is it going to breathe (relieve crankcase pressure) without the original road draft tube? Has it possibly been built with a PCV valve incorporated somehow? If that black piece at the rear of manifold is a vent, you must be planning on an electric fuel pump....? Welcome to FordBarn! DD

Correct, it is a breather and I will be running an electric pump with a regulator.
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Is that the oil filter at the rear of the driver side block?
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Ol' Ron: Elaborate on your above statement please.
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:12 PM   #19
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Yes, the block was modified to pass the oil out through a filter and then back in. this will be mounted elsewhere once installed in the truck. It was just there to transport.
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Yes, the block was modified to pass the oil out through a filter and then back in. this will be mounted elsewhere once installed in the truck. It was just there to transport.
Ah.....Is that a Canadian block? DD

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