I was looking around in this junkyard that is seldom ever visited by anyone other than me and a couple others, and I found 2 Flathead V-8's. On had the distributer in the front, and the other had the distributer on the top. what is the difference between these 2 motors, and which one would be better for a build-up?
The distributer on the front was used from 1932-1948. The distributer on top was used on the 1949-1953 models. I don't know what it takes to interchange the 2 types. The early ones had an enclosed driveshaft. While the later models (49-53) had an open driveshaft.