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!
I have a 1968 F100 4x4. Is it possible to put a flathead in it?
I heard an old flatty years ago and never seen or heard anything like it since.
Would be awesome to put one in!
If so what to look for in motor and trans?
How fast do you want to go? Next question is how deep are your pockets? Flatheads to rebuild stock are expensive. You can get close to 200 hp fairly reasonable $$-wise, but more than that will cost you. Headers, dual intake/carbs, cam, high compression heads, etc. - the usual hotrod upgrades can be had for 1-2 grand. Beyond that it gets expensive.
The link below will let you know what they're capable of.
i have to agree here a flatie belongs in something 53 and older,maybe a 49 to 53 into some much older at the worse. has to be a flatie into a ford for me.immo
the sound well a flatie has it's very own sweet to this old timer
power no they never realie had it , there where a very lot of speed parts made but they are hard to find now.some company even made a set of ohv heads for them. good luck.
If you like the flathead, go for it. I recommend you consider a T5 transmission out of an S-10, Mustang, Camaro, etc., depending on the shifter position you need. There are several threads on this topic that you can find on this forum. Cornhusker makes a kit for this and there may be others. You can also make your own block to transmission adapter from 1" thick aluminum.
Put this in your signature if you are a Christian with an Effie!
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.