Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Other Ford Engines > Flathead V8 & Flathead 6
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-14-2004, 08:36 PM
sosotwo's Avatar
sosotwo sosotwo is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 199
sosotwo is starting off with a positive reputation.
Unhappy new old flat head

I picked up a new to me flattie for my 48
when I went to change the intake and carb I had a look in the valley there was a bunch of tiny ***** in there they look like lead shot from a shot gun they are about 1/16 to 1/8 inch in size they are all the same size.
I tried to pick them up with a magnet but the are not steel maybe lead they will flatten out with a hammer.
any ideas what they might be?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-14-2004, 09:12 PM
mtflat mtflat is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 5,210
mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.mtflat has a good reputation on FTE.
babbitt from the bearings???

What year flathead? Pre-37 used only babbitt, after mid-36 insert bearings still have smaller amounts of babbitt. It is soft and is usually a lead alloy.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-14-2004, 09:34 PM
sosotwo's Avatar
sosotwo sosotwo is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 199
sosotwo is starting off with a positive reputation.
I think it is a 49 engine code is C8BA looks too big to be bearing material the are the size of small ball barings they are perfictly round
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2004, 09:34 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Other Ford Engines > Flathead V8 & Flathead 6

Tags
c8ba, flat, flathead, head, oldflatheadford

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup