Rebuilding an 8BA - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Rebuilding an 8BA

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-29-2013, 12:16 AM
flipklos flipklos is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wahpeton ND
Posts: 2,084
flipklos is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Rebuilding an 8BA

Couple of questions on rebuilding a flattie.

First a general overview.

I am rebuilding an 8BA falthead in near stock fashion with the intent to put it in to an 8N ford tractor. the only mods I am intending on doing are going to solid adjustable lifters and converting to twelve volt electrical for the eases of getting parts. I have done several 12V conversions for myself and other people so my questions are basicly engine related. I have a good block with standard bore that appears to be re-ringable and .010 under cranks and mains. The final determination on that will be the machinist whom I intend to take it to in a week or so. I have no apparant cracks in either the block deck or the heads. I boiled the water jackets in muratic acid so they are no longer filled with rust. I seem to be working with a good rebuildible block. I think it was overhauled then left to set. (Rememeber I have not been to the machinist yet!)

1-I would like to reuse my old oil pump as it will pump gasoline from the pan when I spin it with my fingers. I find no obvious wear inside. Does anyone sell just the gaskets for the pump pickup and the bottom of the pump assy? If not does anyone know how thick the bottom gasket should be as that needs to be spot on. That way I can make some.

2- I would also like to reuse the cam as it mikes out A-ok. Though I would like to switch to NEW johnson adjustable lifters. Do I need to resurface the cam or can I simply drop in the new lifters and run it. I understand the need to use proper oil.

3- Does anyone make a combination centrifugal/vaccum advance distributor? I can find one or the other. How about a conversion to a Y block or FE points dizzy?

4-Is there any sources out there for 50s style pickup waterpumps cheeper than speedway. Stock style US made? NOS?

Any help would be great.


Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 10:56 AM
68, 60 Effie 68, 60 Effie is offline
Junior User
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 51
68, 60 Effie is starting off with a positive reputation.
The best price I found for water pumps is Bob Drake reproductions. $99.50 for the pair.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FE 390 Hydraulic Lifters help Nick-1973-ford Performance & General Engine Building 6 03-27-2017 11:42 PM
2004-2005 lash adjusters/lifters 428stang Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 4 01-01-2017 06:01 PM
390 Hydraulic lifter help Nick-1973-ford FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 10 12-31-2016 11:18 AM
93 Rebuild with a 95 4.0L OHV Short Block ThorM465 Ranger & B-Series 24 07-28-2016 04:34 PM
300 build in progress Chevy 6.2D Ford Inline Six, 200, 250, 4.9L / 300 31 06-11-2010 12:57 PM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > >

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.