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Old 08-02-2001, 01:42 PM
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Does anyone know where I can find information on flathead
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I would think you can get a shop manual for your flathead from the on-line store on this site.

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i need info on a straight 6 cylinder flathead
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Were flathead 6's ever installed in trucks? If so you might be able to email Ken and get him to add a forum.
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Yes they were put in 49 F1's and the driveline componets will work ond the v8 as I have put the clutch back behind mine ( it seems to be much heavier and is a lower gear ratio in 1st and 2nd but it works fine and the syncro's are much heavier .
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Find at least 4 people with such an engine who are willing to actively support such a forum and I'll add it. :-)

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The info you guys are looking for can probably be found in the shop manual available in the FTE store. Some basics on the typical "H" series engine are as follows:
226 cubes; 95 HP @ 3300; bore - 3.30"; stroke - 4.40"; compression ratio 6.8:1 and 180 Ft Lbs @ 1200 rpm

That should get you started. If you need something specific, let us know.
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i would like to see more on the 6 cyl flatheads. i'm building a 254 m series engine to go in my 51 f-5. i like the engine better than the
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Hey...I have a 48 with a flathead six. Check out my site and it has some information on flatheads.... http://www.48f-1.com
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This site might be old news to some of you 6'ers but I just stumbled across it. Tim

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_six-cyl.htm
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There's an F-6 (Ton and a Half)with a Flat Head Six, up near Wasilla AK that I used to own. We named it "Ol Lurch" because the Rpm's would wind down so low after you let the clutch out in 1st or Reverse, then Luuuuurch into life. Once I backed it right into a Building, almost collapsing the Building.
Finally I rebuilt the Carb, and the problem was dried gaskets leaking.

The Biggest problem with those old Sixes was the Head and block warping. Everything else was Blond simple.
You can fix that yourself it the warp isn't too bad. The Head gaskets leak between the two center cylinders, and the Exhaust Valves burn there too. That's the Hottest place in the Engine.

I hauled the wreckage of two buildings away on "ol Lurch" and Seven or eight Cords of firewood each year for Seven years, and the Teenaged boys would "Gravel" drives out of it for extra money in the winters.

I seriously doubt the V-8's had any more torque than the sixes. Someone mentioned "he liked the sound of the V-8's" well, I did too, but for some reason, there's a lot more old Six's still around than there are V-8's.
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Flathead 6's were put in 48-52's...although the v-8 was more popular. In fact the Ford men were about do due away with the V-8's in truck entirely but a few staunch supporters kept talking long enough for them to keep it. For the average farmer, flathead 6 worked just fine...... even larger trucks had 6's in them...up to F-5's. F-6's were 8's though. There was a bigger heavier duty type flathead motor that was installed as well...I believe a few more hp 110?
Hey Ken....I think we need a flathead 6 site. There are many 6's out here with little information to go. Start her up!
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hey does anyone have a picture of one of these? I think there is one in my old 41 ford jeep any other info about it would be helpful.
someone once said they are very simular to the chrysler six of those days. any body remember anything about these old timers and if they might have the same block bolt pattern as the old ford 4 banger 9N tractor engine? I know this is not a truck but it is a ford and I hope your not offended thanx.
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Check my site....I got pics...even old brochures with the flathead featured...jml
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Just a little late added info. I have a 50 COE (F-6) with the 223 flathead six. It has an udraft carb and interesting exhaust manifold. Unfortunately, it was left in the cold without antifreeze before I bought it and the block is shot. I know a few will be unhappy, but the replacement is a 51 Merc flathead. Not quite original, but it will let me put in the A/C.
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