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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Ford Discussion / Newly discovered engine

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Mikesv8
01-14-2022 @ 3:45 PM
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Hi all! This is my very first post.I have acquired an early model ford flathead v8 that was used as an emergency fire pump.It has only 102 hours on engine.Has 59a b on head and
looks like b4 833 on bell housing.24 studs.has a general power take off on it.any info would be appreciated

alanwoodieman
01-14-2022 @ 6:20 PM
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59ab is a 46 to 48 , would like to see more pictures, carb and governor under it, date on tag attached

Mikesv8
01-14-2022 @ 6:38 PM
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new pics

Mikesv8
01-16-2022 @ 6:03 PM
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anyone know the value of this engine?Probably just sell it.

alanwoodieman
01-16-2022 @ 6:41 PM
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how long has it been idle? does the engine run? turn over? stuck? location? around here (sc)if the engine is not stuck and show some good signs the block alone could be worth $300 up, if it turns over more, if you pull the heads and check for cracks it could be even more but also could be less if cracks are found, like it could be just scr*p iron, sort of like shooting cr*ps!!

Mikesv8
01-16-2022 @ 7:03 PM
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turns over easily.oil looks good.thanks

alanwoodieman
01-17-2022 @ 4:52 PM
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pull the spark plugs, put some oil in the cylinders spin it over with a battery and see if it has compression, maybe fit an oil pressure gauge to it--could be a very good engine--general location ?

Mikesv8
01-17-2022 @ 5:01 PM
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it turned over freely but i went ahead and sprayed fogging oil in cylinders.i have control panel that went with it with an hour meter of 102 hours.its been inside a building and not run for around 10 years.i spun it by hand and can feel compression.i will have to get a 6 volt battery to test or would a 12 volt work for short bursts?

alanwoodieman
01-17-2022 @ 7:35 PM
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12 volt for short burst will work

FordFreak
01-17-2022 @ 7:39 PM
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Welcome aboard !

1937 Ford Coupe
1952 Ford F1 Pickup
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