Ford Flathead V8

  • Ford FH Blocks/Bellhousings - Ford Flathead Block and Bellhousing Identification

  • 8BA-350AT - 1949-1953 Ford/Merc Engine to GM V8 Auto tranmissions Download PDF

  • 59A-350MT 1932-1948 Ford V8 to GM Manual Transmission (Muncie Bolt Pattern) Download PDF

  • Ford Flathead V8 Starters

  • Flywheels in Steel or Aluminum Download PDF

  • Sharp Cylinder Heads, Manifolds and Sharp other Parts

  • All 59A (1932-1948) ADAPTERS WILL WORK WITH 8BA (1949-1953) MOTORS WITH THE USE OF THE STOCK FORD 8RT BELLHOUSING.

  • Ford transmission ID and T5 info, see our Tech page

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    8BA-350AT Download PDF

    1949-1953 Ford 8BA Flathead to V8 Chevy or Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Cadillac, Automatic.Uses a common Mopar 12 volt gear reduction mini starter and includes the flexplate, hub spacer, fasteners and instructions.

     

     

    59A-350MT Download PDF

    32-53 Ford/Merc V8 to Chevy Manual Transmission. Includes pilot bearing adapter, fasteners, instructions, and if needed (for S10 T5), custom clutch disk.

     

     


    Flywheels Download PDF

     Part Number

     Description / Material

     Ring Gear

     Avail. Pressure Plate

     FW59AM 1932-1948 Marine flywheel  Aluminum  112T None
     FW59AAL 1932-1948 flywheel  Aluminum With Steel Insert  112T  3,4,5,6,7
     FW59AS 1932-1948 flywheel  Replacement Steel  112T  3,4,5,6,7
     FW8BAM 1948-1953 Marine flywheel  Aluminum  112T  None
     FW8BAAL 1948-1953  Aluminum  With Steel Insert  112T   3,4,5,6,7*
     FW8BAS 1948-1953 Replacement Steel  112T  3,4,5,6,7*
     FWV860  V860 122T Call

    Pressure Plate Bolt Patterns;

     1.  8" Diaphragm
     2.  8.5" Diaphragm
     3.  9 1/8", 9 1/4", 9.5" B&B and Diaphragm
     4. 10", 10.5", 10.95" B&B and Diaphragm
     5. 11", 12" B&B and Diaphragm
     6. 10", 10.5" Long and 10" B&B and Diaphragm
     7. 11" Long and Diaphragm
     8. 11.5" & 12" Long and Diaphragm


    Block and Bellhousing ID

    59A Pattern

    The 1932-1948 Ford V8

    This bolt pattern is common to the 32-48 blocks and the V860. The FH 6 used a plate and bellhousing that had a very similar appreance but is not interchangable.

     

    8BA Pattern

    1949-1953 Ford V8

    the crank bolt pattern remained the same but the ring gear location changes. This is not the same as any of the FH I6 or 337 Lincoln V8.

     

    Ford v860 (oil pan removed)

    Bolt pattern is the same as the 59A but the crank bolt pattern and starter position are different.

    Bellhousings

    These are the stock bellhousings used on the 1949-1953 Ford truck (cast iron) and the 1949-1953 Mercury (stamped steel). These "convert" the 8BA block to the 59A bolt pattern. The use of the correct starter plate is critical to the function of these bellhousings.

     

    This is the bellhousing from the 46 and up Ford truck 4 speed. This bellhousing can be used with the an adapter plate to put a number of different transmissions on to the 59A block or with the 8RT bellhousing to adapt various transmissions to the 8BA block. We have made adapters for the GM "Muncie" pattern transmissions including the T5 (FHT-350 BHA), the Ford T5 (FHT-FT5 BHA), the 64-78 Ford top loader (FHT-FTL BHA).

    8BA Bells

     

    This is the most common of the Ford 8BA bellhousings and used a stamped steel fork and shares the bolt pattern with the 49-64 Ford car transmissions. This can be used with the 1964 and up Ford Top Loader with the 1 1/16" input shaft and bearing retainer. We make adapter plates for this bell to go to the GM pattern (292-350MT BHA) and to the Ford T5 (292-FT5 BHA).

    This is another of the 8BA bellhousings and used cross shaft and fork and shares the bolt pattern with the 49-64 Ford car transmissions. This can be used with the 1964 and up Ford Top Loader with the 1 3/8" input shaft and bearing retainer. We make adapter plates for this bell to go to the GM pattern (292-350MT BHA) and to the Ford T5 (292-FT5 BHA).

    There are several other stock Ford bellhousings;

    This is from a heavy truck, has mounting "ears" and is too deep for use with the Top Loader but can use the Ford T5 with some modifications.

    Here are a couple of Ford FH bellhousings that are not common.

    On the left is the Lincoln/Ford 337 c.i. block plate and on the right is the FH I6 plate and bell.


     

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