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8BA in 35 Ford

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 36el, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. 36el
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 46

    from sweden

    Does anybody know if a 8BA fits straight into a 35 or will the distributor hit the radiator.
  2. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


  3. 32Gnu
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 538


    I don't think the problem is going to be the distributor.. It may be the fan however...

    I put one in my deuce this year and i had to modify the fan assembly to make it all fit.., I had posted a response to a guy on here concerning it and what I did.. Pm me if I can help..
  4. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Mount the early generator w fan and you can see what needs doing.

    Machine a custom left water pump pulley that allows a second belt that runs the generator.
    A shorter belt then go’s in the stock location (crank to pumps) and requires a idler / tensioner.
    There are several different fans w deferring offsets and diameters …. needed to clear the distributor (its close)

    Also (like he said below)
    Rear sump truck pan required
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

  5. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,782


    Here's my '35 Slantback 8BA install. I had the truck block and pan. Only had to adjust the tie rod (stock axle) to clear the pan and I used an electric fan.
    T5, Red's Headers around the stock steering box (great fit).

    Attached Files:

  6. blucar
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 118


    I have attached a pix of an 8BA engine conversion in my friends 36, as you can see the conversion is pretty simple if you use the truck/Merc style of water pumps and bellhousing.

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  7. 36el
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 46

    from sweden

    Thanks A lot for your help
  8. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 606

    Hot Rod Elvis

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