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Technical Engine identification

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Matt Miller, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Matt Miller
    Joined: Jul 22, 2020
    Posts: 167

    Matt Miller

    I am researching a block who’s heads say it is a 1952 ford. It is original and red in color. On the crown of the back lip is an “ 8 “ to the right of that ( facing the clutch ) is “ 36M:2 “ ... ideas?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. as always PICS please
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  3. Ford flathead?
  4. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,473

    Rusty O'Toole

    What is the serial number?

  5. Matt Miller
    Joined: Jul 22, 2020
    Posts: 167

    Matt Miller

    Yes, flathead ...
  6. Need pictures. 4, 6, 8, or 12 cylinder?
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  7. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,371

    rusty valley

    well, its a 52 ford, matt has been playing with v8's, so i for one will assume its another v8. back to the original question, the numbers you see cast all over flathead blocks generally mean nothing. most of it is numbers for the foundry to keep track of batches made, and casting flaws etc. the post war 59 series, generally do have a 59 on the bell housing, but even that is not absolute, as occasionally one will show up with no markings.
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  8. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,518


    Flathead 8 or straight six? It is useless unless you have photos though.
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  9. Just another late flathead...
  10. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 750


    Should have EAB heads, more compression than 8BA heads. That's good.
    Also, the cam is the best stock flathead cam.

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