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Old 05-25-2008, 08:20 AM
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My Transplant for my 47 (PIC)

Well after alot of thinking and debate I decided to loose the Flathead 6 that's in my truck in favor of a Flathead V8....8BA...I found one down in Phoenix for 350....Motor and Trans.... Be going to pick it up here in a couple of days.

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I'm a personal fan of the V8 so I say go for it and good idea alot of parts are more availbe for the V8. You do know that even though it is still a Flathead it is the incorrect flathead V8 for a 47?

Also I remeber several threads of guys looking for replacment 6 cylinders here. If you're looking to part with the old 6 cylinder.
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Yeah I know that the 8BA is for a 49 Car....But the closest I could find for the right price. My truck according to the VIN should have had a V8 in it instead of a 6...I think what I'm gonna try is under the hood 50s Rat Rod/ Hot Rod Look with the outside looking stock. Do the usual stuff T5 trans with a 9in rear end....disk brakes on the front...and a nice paint job. I'm hoping to get a nice re-enlistment Bonus if I can get over to Iraq again...and take that money and dump into this project. The 6 needs a good rebuild... I've put new plugs have a Holley carb on it , rebuilt fuel pump and other little things, and it runs...I'll be looking at getting rid of it when the time comes....

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I too was looking at the T5 swap, I am very interested in how it works, but I guess as long as my stock tranny doesnèt blow up itèll stay stock.
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8BA transplant

Good choice. I will do the same swap. I have a 226ci engine in my truck and will put in an 8rt 8BA. I had the six cylinder completely rebuilt. Trucks also had the 8BA v8 in them in '48.
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looks good, you should have a lot of fun with that one in your truck!
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Back to Iraq, eh?

Nothing really to add about your engine, but I'd like to thank you for your service.
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I also have a 53 Merc Flathead to put in my 51F1 eventually. The old 6 runs reasonably well for not having been apart in 37 years. I like the 6, but I agree the parts are getting harder to find. If it broke down on a road trip I doubt I could find parts to repair it in a reasonable time frame.
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Well I got the motor home and have started to break it down. I don't know if I'll start a seperate thread or just use this one... Thought I'd post updates...as I make progress.

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Brad: Thanks for the photos. Looks like you have your work cut out for you. Good luck. Ralph
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Well I got it up on an Engine stand tonight and got the water Pumps Pulled off....


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I also saw that its got the Nylon Cam Gear....I will be replace'n that with a steel one. Talked to a guy that told me about getting stainless Values...and using hard'n valve seats so I could run Unleaded gas..might look into it somemore.

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Good pics, just make sure there are no cracks in the water jacket and should be good to go.
Cracks usually are formed between the valve seats and nearest cylinder.
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brad, have hardened valve seats and stellite guides, along with johnson adjustable lifters. works very well- no lead additives needed! i do however use 1oz of marvel for each tank of gas, keeps things clean and shiny. ps- i do run this unit almost every day! just my 2-cents worth
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Petey thanks for the advice, that's exactly what I'm gonna do. Well I made alittle more progress. I flipped it over and started take'n out the Pistons....I got all but two of them free tonight....I'll be soak'n and work'n on those two for awhile. Did see something kinda odd on the crank though, looks like a big chunk is missing...You guys advice...Normal?? Anyway here are the pics.


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Thanks for the input.

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