I just paid $100 for a running flathead for my 49' f-1.
It has EAC cast into the head which means it is a mercury right?
Did ford put 255's in the bigger trucks fom the factory?
It is out of a 1952 f-4.
I didn't check the stroke yet to verify if it is 4".
I took the heads off tonight.
I am very happy to say that it does have a 4" stroke!
It is standard bore!
Everything looks great inside!
And there are no cracks between the cylinders!!!!!!!!!!!
I may even give my friend an extra $50 for giving me such a great engine for such a great price.
Now on to re-building it.
Also is ther any benifit in putting 8ba heads on it (ie. higher compression since the stroke is less on a 239) I have a set of off my other junk motor. Also if anyone wants the crankshaft out of the junk motor they can have it for very cheap since I don't need it now.
[updated:LAST EDITED ON 04-Sep-02 AT 01:24 PM (EST)]I'm not sure if the 8BA heads will give a compression increase over the EAC heads. The '52/'53 car heads ( don't know the casting code ) would bump it up a little.