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Hot Rods '28 Ford frame 8BA: Which water pumps & mounts?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mike51Merc, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
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    Like the title says, '28 Ford chassis to install 8BA flathead, closed drive. Which water pumps and motor mounts to original frame mounts? Engine hasn't been installed for mock-up but Merc pumps seem too low.
    Early car pumps?
    Late truck pumps?
    Late Merc pumps with riser adapter?
    Late car pumps with adapters?

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Easiest and most common way is truck pumps to frame brackets similar to the old standard Hurst A-28's. Set height for the closed drive type centerline by aligning center of crank pulley with the piece atop the front spring mount that pilots the hand-crank. If the 8BA still needs to be rebuilt...note that you can save a couple inches of front length and get some free functional and visual improvements by building with pre-1949 camshaft, pumps, and distributor...the space you save is pretty useful in a Model A plus you get an actually usable distributor.
     
  3. Mike51Merc
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    Thanks Bruce.
    Um, what's a Hurst A-28?
     
  4. Bruce Lancaster
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    It usetawas a simple tab from the Hurst mount collection that bolted into a '28-34 Ford frame to replicate 59A type mounts. You want something out at rails that has a hole for the pumps you use and early Ford biscuits, and that gets front of engine to a good height. This is a slightly muddled version from Speedway, too narrow for a stock frame as it looks to be made for a boxed setup:
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  5. Bruce Lancaster
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    There are the real ones...they were meant for '28-34 frames, and neatly adapted either '37 up flatheads or late model motors with Hurst engine brackets, like the Chevy shown here. Picture stolen from Little Wing on here.
     

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