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1948 Ford Flathead v8

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by reckedracing, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. reckedracing

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    Does anyone know how to bench start a Ford Flathead V8?

    I'm just looking to try and get spark out of the thing.
    I believe it was pulled from a 1948 F-100 truck.
    I would imagine its a 6v system.
    The yard hooked it up to a 12v jumper box to turn it over, so I don't know if something might be fried in the distributor or coil.

    Any advice?
    Or a good flathead forum?

    Thanks
     
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    Never messed with one, but I think theyre bad ass lol. Good luck, and let us know what it takes to get it goin.
     
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    yea i love those things, they have the coolest sound, and only make like 65 hp from a v8 lol
     
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    anywhere from 60ish to a little over 100, the mercury i think made about 110 with a wopping 200 ft lbs of torque

    Looks like I will be trying +12v from battery to block, -12v to starter.
    Then +6v from 6v battery charger and -6v to coil wire.
    This might do the trick.
    Or I may bolt the 6v generator back to the block as it should provide enough -6v juice to fire off the coil at cranking speeds, from what I have read.
     
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