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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Ford Discussion / Flathead identification?

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0352Marine
11-03-2018 @ 6:44 PM
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I just bought this flathead for my project and I’m needing some help with identification year and cubic inch. On the Bellhousing there is an L stamped at the top. Then off to the passenger side it has E202. I’m not sure if these are the original heads but these were on it when I picked it up today. The guy I bought it from said that everyone has been hounding him to sell it to them. He said it’s a truck engine and it is supposed to be the 110 hp but I’m not sure and I would like to know.If anyone can help out that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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0352Marine
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40cpe
11-03-2018 @ 7:54 PM
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Everything looks to me like the '49-'51 8BA 100 HP rated engine. I don't think is has the rotator valves found in the '52-'53 engines, or the higher compression EAB heads. None of the above makes significant difference, just hope for a crack-free block to rebuild.

EDIT: It was a 239" engine when produced, a little more now if it has been rebuilt/bored.

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39 Ken
11-04-2018 @ 5:41 AM
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8BA engines had a stamping on the right
rear area of the intake manifold surface.
If you can find these numbers and letters,
you can decode them to get the date the engine
was manufactured.
Post them here. Some one will have the
49 to 53 book that has the information and will
decode it for you.

0352Marine
11-04-2018 @ 3:19 PM
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Hey thanks for the information 40cpe and 39 ken. If you look closely at the picture of the head you can see 8BA on. Now I know it’s possible that the original heads could have been removed a long time ago.


Do you know if I can run this Offenhauser kit I have. I know that it’s a 24 stud but is there anything else that I’m missing? A family member told me that these aluminum heads can warp but these are not and they aren’t a reproduction head but an original kit from Offenhauser. Anything I should look for and also with these heads what type of head gasket should I run? Graphite or copper and what thickness? And finally what is a good performance cam to run on the street? I don’t want anything too radical but something that has a good bump and that I don’t have to modify my heads for valve clearance issues.

trjford8
11-04-2018 @ 4:06 PM
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The heads and intake manifold are for an earlier motor (48 and back). The intake has no provision for a road draft tube and there is a difference in how the water jackets in your motor line up with the ports in the heads.

trjford8
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The heads and intake manifold are for an earlier motor (48 and back). The intake has no provision for a road draft tube and there is a difference in how the water jackets in your motor line up with the ports in the heads.

0352Marine
11-04-2018 @ 7:11 PM
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What is the road draft tube and how does it work?

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