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Old 10-30-2010, 11:00 AM
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What is the diff in ****** & Ford Flathead?

I have a 74 F250 with 390/4 speed manual & Holley 600 4 barrel an I am looking at a 4wd vehicle easier on gas for back & forth to work an so on. I am looking at a 1946-1949 ****** wagon with flathead. But I was wondering what is the difference between the ****** & Ford flathead?
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Are you talking the flathead Ford six verses the ****** six? If so, probably not much. The early ****** six was sold out to IHC in the mid 30s. This engine, IHC's Green Diamond, soldiered on into 1949. The "new" H series Ford debuted in 47-48 and was not much different than the IHC, in fact I've heard that Ford somewhat copied the IHC Green Diamond, especially with the cam-driven oilpump/distributor combination. So, if the ****** stayed true to its roots, then it shouldn't be much different at all.

If you are comparing the flathead V8 to a ****** six, or even 4, then there is obviously
more cylinders and the whole bent 8 concept that ****** did not have.

Unless it has overdrive, I doubt that a ****** wagon would offer a whole lot better mileage. I do stand to be corrected, though.
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I am looking at buying a 52 or 62 ****** wagon an they says that one has a flathead & ones got a Super Hurricane. So there would be no difference between the two in the flatheads an the Ford 6 cylinder would be bout the same as the Hurricane engine. I am looking at it in case I have to put the body on another frame. The two I am looking at at look so so body wise an I figure the frame is probably bout the same.
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