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Technical Flathead ford question

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by halfsack, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. halfsack
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    ok fellas, what we have here is a 49 ford coupe with a flathead v8. We bought the sanderson FH1 headers designed for a flathead in this chassis. The headers will not clear the starter. Has anyone else had this issue and if so, how did you resolve it?
     
  2. GordonC
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    Stock starter or a mini hi torque?
     
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  3. Flathead Dave
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    from So. Cal.

    Stock starter?
    Because I am using the Speedway c-4 trans adapter kit, I use a starter for a Mustang.
    I am also using Sanderson FH1 headers but watch out for the dipstick.
     
  4. halfsack
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    The dipstick fits great! Car still has the 3 speed/od trans. And no the stock starter does not clear
     

  5. halfsack
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    Stock
     
  6. GordonC
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    I was thinking you could go with the mini hi torque version for whatever bell housing your running?
     
  7. halfsack
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    Stock bell too. We ended up ordering a mini hi torque starter for it. Hope it fits
     
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