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 04-17-2006, 11:59 PM
jalopy45's Avatar
jalopy45 jalopy45 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Christmas Valley/OR
Posts: 223
jalopy45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Smile 226 HopUP

I've just bought a '42 PU that runs great, but I can't leave well enough alone, so I'm looking for a stock exhaust maniold and a mutliple carb intake and a higher compression head. Got out my pld 50's hot rod mags and they did make part sor them so now starts the search. I got my '45 PU with a SBC in it and my open wheeled '47 PU with another SBC so it's time for a Ford with a Ford in it and nothing sounds sweeter to me that a good running 6.Will also try and find an extra distributor to change over to a unilite at some point or possibly use a Petronix system that they have for the 40's passenger car 6. Anyone got any ideas, hints, parts or war stories to help light the path? I joined the InLiners International and got a copy of California Bills book on Flathead Ford 8 and 6's. I don't want anything wild, I have a pro gas car for that, I just want to drive the 16 miles into town and back with the same big smile that I had 40 years ago.

Last edited by jalopy45; 04-18-2006 at 12:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-18-2006, 05:54 PM
F6Guy F6Guy is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 833
F6Guy is starting off with a positive reputation.
try clifford performance.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 02:52 PM
51ford fan's Avatar
51ford fan 51ford fan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle WA.
Posts: 1,904
51ford fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Aftermarket manifolds and heads pop up on Ebay once in a while but are in demand and getting a premium price these days. Kansas Kustoms can split your exhaust manifold to a dual outlet.
Good luck, I have pretty much given up aftermarket parts for the 226 myself my pockets just aren't that deep. In my own mind I just can't justify dumping that much money into a Flathead 6. For the price of that aftermarket equipment I could completly rebuild a SBC and install it. I'm keeping my eye open for a salvageable 8BA for my 51 down the road.
Check out my gallery, I just installed an S-10 5 speed on my 226 and I just love it.

Rod 51F1
__________________

Rod 51 F1 Truck
Flathead 6 / 3.23 Rear
S-10 5-Speed
"Keep on Truckin"

Last edited by 51ford fan; 04-19-2006 at 02:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 04:42 PM
jalopy45's Avatar
jalopy45 jalopy45 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Christmas Valley/OR
Posts: 223
jalopy45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Managed to get an Isky Cam (NOS) off ebay on a buy it now today for the 226,it was $125.00 so it's starting, Clifford just sedms to deal with the newer engines.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 05:33 PM
51ford fan's Avatar
51ford fan 51ford fan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle WA.
Posts: 1,904
51ford fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just an FYI, the 226 came in two diffefent versions in the later years. The OHA and the 7HA versions and each had a different number of teeth 7 or 8 on the oli pump drive gear. They recommend replacing that drive gear when using a new cam. Joblot Automotive carries them, they are the only ones I know of that do. Just be aware of this and don't get the gears crossed.

http://www.joblotauto.com/

Rod 51F1
__________________

Rod 51 F1 Truck
Flathead 6 / 3.23 Rear
S-10 5-Speed
"Keep on Truckin"
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 05:39 PM
jalopy45's Avatar
jalopy45 jalopy45 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Christmas Valley/OR
Posts: 223
jalopy45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thank you , will have to archive that info, along with the 5 speed info. Mine is the G model. I know there is an H model as well and that the distributors are in different spots on the block, the middle for the G and front for the H
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 05:49 PM
51ford fan's Avatar
51ford fan 51ford fan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle WA.
Posts: 1,904
51ford fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yea I thought you had the "G" with the distributor in the front, In have the 51 OHA model in my 51. Have you seen that little G series engine manual that popps up on Ebay every so often, they refer to as the Green Bible. I bought one awhile back it has a lot of useful information in it.

Rod 51F1
__________________

Rod 51 F1 Truck
Flathead 6 / 3.23 Rear
S-10 5-Speed
"Keep on Truckin"
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 05:57 PM
jalopy45's Avatar
jalopy45 jalopy45 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Christmas Valley/OR
Posts: 223
jalopy45 is starting off with a positive reputation.
If it's the same one I already had a copy of it, if thes works, here is the cam from ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWN%3AIT , I'm hoping it's the right one, the manual said 41-47 and the ad says to 48, I'm computer tolerant, not literate so if the ebay listing doesn't come through I'll try again
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 06:07 PM
51ford fan's Avatar
51ford fan 51ford fan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle WA.
Posts: 1,904
51ford fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yea it looks like a cam for a G series from what I can see of it. I contacted Delta cam in Tacoma awhile back and as I recall they said they would regrind my cam for $85.00 and resurface the solid lifters for $3.00 each

http://www.deltacam.com/

Rod 51F1
__________________

Rod 51 F1 Truck
Flathead 6 / 3.23 Rear
S-10 5-Speed
"Keep on Truckin"
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2006, 08:23 AM
51ford fan's Avatar
51ford fan 51ford fan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle WA.
Posts: 1,904
51ford fan is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jalopy45
Managed to get an Isky Cam (NOS) off ebay on a buy it now today for the 226,it was $125.00 so it's starting, Clifford just sedms to deal with the newer engines.
Did you get that cam installed yet ?? if so, how do you like it.

Rod 51F1
__________________

Rod 51 F1 Truck
Flathead 6 / 3.23 Rear
S-10 5-Speed
"Keep on Truckin"
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 08:23 AM
Reply

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

Tags
226, 51, clifford, distributors, dual, flathead, ford, hop, manual, parts, petronix, point, speed

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 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
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