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comming from the passenger side maybe around second cylinder. just very slight. Does not sound like a rod, maybe a lifter? Otherwise motor runs beautiful. how can I find what this is, should I leave it alone as a little noise is usualy from this type of motor? Noise seems to quiet when truck has been used and driven a while.
Truck is just a driver, show or go mainly on weekends.
I will try it. The Flatty is great, I dont see reason to run a moden engine, it has plenty of power and with the headers and dual pipes it rumbles going down the road. I looked at many trucks before I bought this one, glad I held out the the Flat V8, almost got tired of looking and settled for one with a more modern ford v8. I would never go Chevy in a truck like this, just not natural.
Mine will be used for heavy weekend fair weather driving and the occasional trip to work on Friday's.
I have the same ticking noise on my engine. Although mine is righthand drive. I also have a little bit of smoke coming out of that exhaust pipe. The sound comes and goes, I am not driving it but only starting up once a week but the sound was worse in the beginning now it is nearly gone and idling after a while gors away
If it is a slight ticking and goes away with more RPM's it could also be an exhaust leak. I had a '66 Mustang that sounded like a valve tap but I found out it was a leak between the manifold and the head. Sometimes if you take a spry bottle with water and as the motor is running spray around the exhaust manifold, the sound might quiet down or change. If it does, it's an exhaust leak. I have an '88 ford with a cracked manifold and when there is back pressure it squeaks. It also squeaks like a water pump bearing at an idle. When I sprayed it, it stopped or changed. Exhaust leaks can create funny noises. If it is the exhaust manifold on yours that's creating the noise, you might want to try tightening the bolts or new gaskets. Hope this helps. I have a '55 ford F-250 and will be picking up a '53 around Thanksgiving.
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