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Technical What flathead is this?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by big shitt, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. big shitt
    Joined: Apr 19, 2016
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    big shitt
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    Hey y'all!

    Hoping to get som info on this motor i dug out of a pile of crap a while back.

    Obviously a flathead, a 21 studded one.
    On the manifold deck it says BB18F and prolly the vin number after (starts with 72).

    That is pretty much everything i got on this one, double waterpumps in the block and distributor straight forvard from the cam.

    Any ideas?
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  2. big shitt
    Joined: Apr 19, 2016
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    big shitt
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    Oh!
    Forgot to mention, the engine is in finland, and has probably been here since the dawn of time
     
  3. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    This is what's known as a "Lake Find".
     
  4. i'm no Flathead expert , but i believe the only 21 stud with water pumps in the block was 1938....could be wrong , someone will know for sure

    i'm saying USA , maybe over there things were different
     
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  5. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    Petejoe
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    from Zoar, Ohio

    Pumps in block indicate a 1937 or later block. Earlier than 1937 the pumps were in the heads. Some one gave the whole engine the Naval Flotation Test. Odds are very slim to not have disastrous cracks.
     
  6. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    from Austin, TX

    English manufacture Ford Pilot. you can tell by the cylinder number chart cast into the head. could be much later than 37-38, i think they were made with those 21 stud 221 motors till about 48? some had 2" fixed shell rod bearings and some were floating type.
     
  7. big shitt
    Joined: Apr 19, 2016
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    I have very little hope that i can actually use the engine, but it's always fun to get some facts on it
    Are parts intercangeable between us and brit flatheads?
     

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