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help with flathead ford motor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rlcowboy40, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. rlcowboy40
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Posts: 31

    from mass.

    can i run 1946 59ab heads on a later 8ba flathead motor without problems ,if so what year head gaskets do i use thanks----rick
  2. Capitan Insano
    Joined: Apr 29, 2007
    Posts: 289

    Capitan Insano

    Its easy all you do is pipe plug one hole on each side and use the early gaskets
  3. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,406

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

  4. mushmouth
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 285

    from Minnesota

    The heads will interchange but there is a concern about some water passages. There are books available that mention the necessary mods. I believe you will want to use the gaskets for the particular heads. The water passages in question will need to be plugged. The Bishop/Tardel book mentions it and thats the one that comes to mind anyway and I'm sure others do also. I hope that helps.

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