Topic: 59AB Block

coupeman    -- 08-19-2019 @ 10:44 PM
  I have exhausted my search for usable 59ab block that I can rebuild for my stock 48 coupe. I contacted H&H but I can't afford even a short block, I don't have useable core so that's an additional $500. I know these engines getting harder to find, paid for three engines that have been unusable and of course no one will return any money, I guess its buyer beware. I thought maybe someone in the club could help me locate an engine

fsacht    -- 08-20-2019 @ 10:00 AM
I have a 59ab complete that I think would be worth your while. Where do you live. I'm in La Porte, IN area, an Early V8 Club member. Send me an email and I'll tell you about it if interested. You've written that you don't want to expend a lot of dollars. I appreciate that.

Mr Rogers    -- 08-20-2019 @ 4:38 PM
  When I purchased my 1936 Ford in California it came with an extra engine. The Santa Ana, Calif garage that rebuilt the brakes before shipping the car to Oregon kept the extra engine. I don't know if he still has it. I can contact my brother in Calif and have him check with the garage if you want.

coupeman    -- 08-21-2019 @ 8:18 PM
  MR Rogers, I live in Bakersfield so Santa Ana is a trip I can make to check it out

Fabricguy    -- 08-22-2019 @ 11:36 AM
  Hi I did some work for a gentlemen that had a flathead v8 sitting in his yard with the original car in his garage. He said if I new of anyone who might be interested let him know and we left it at that. He is in Riverside,CA. I will see if he still has it if you like. He did mention I ran fine when he removed it.

Mr Rogers    -- 08-22-2019 @ 1:35 PM
  I contacted my brother and he'll check to see if the garage still has the engine. News at eleven!!

Mr Rogers    -- 08-22-2019 @ 6:35 PM
  Garage owner traded the engine for something he needed. He sez ...... but didn't have a phone number or name, a shop in LA/Orange County sells short blocks. Try Google.

coupeman    -- 08-22-2019 @ 6:41 PM
  I would appreciate any help you can provide.

coupeman    -- 08-22-2019 @ 6:43 PM
  Thanks for your effort, maybe I can return the favor

Fabricguy    -- 08-22-2019 @ 10:33 PM
  I will contact the guy tomorrow. I'm sure he still has it. I'll ask a price

Fabricguy    -- 08-22-2019 @ 10:37 PM
  By the way I don't know if it is a 59ab but I know it's out of a 4? Coupe

coupeman    -- 08-23-2019 @ 9:22 AM
  Thanks Alot

Fabricguy    -- 08-23-2019 @ 11:12 AM
  So I talked to the guy. He said the flathead I'm referring to is a 6cyl. Out of a 47'_48'. He said he would let it go for $500. He also said he has a couple of other blocks around that are 8cyl. He may throw those in. So if you email me I'll put you in touch with him and go from there.

coupeman    -- 08-23-2019 @ 5:07 PM
  if you get some info let me know, thanks

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