ALWAYS SECURE
America's Oldest Speed Shop ® 800.979.0122 Lincoln, NE
Filters
Menu
Contact
Help Center
x
x
How to Contact Us

U.S.Order Line:

800.979.0122

(CST) 7am - 10pm

Race and Rod Tech Support

Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm

Canadian Order Line:

855.313.9180

International Order Line:

1.402.323.3200
Since 1952
Menu
x

Flathead Ford V8 Pressure Tester Kit

SAME DAY SHIPPING! Order within the next 3 hours 28 minutes and receive same day shipping

Free Shipping Free Shipping
Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Thread Pitch:
1/4" NPT
Hardware Included:
Yes
Material Thickness:
.50
Gauge Face:
White
Lettering Color:
Black
Flathead Ford V8 Pressure Tester Kit

Click image to enlarge

Details

Reviews

Q & A

What's in the Box

Don't sink your hard-earned money into cleaning and machining that old flathead block until you've checked it for cracks. Speedway's pressure test kit makes it easy to check your flathead block for water leaks. It allows you to test one cylinder bank at a time to detect cracks or holes in your block, all in the comfort of your own garage or shop. It's also a great tool for making sure your crack repairs are water tight.

  • Kit includes (1) block plate, water pump adapter plates, bolts and pressure regulator
  • Fits 1936 nd newer 24-stud flatheads

Flathead Block Pressure Testing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
2 reviews
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Star
0
RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT:

daveo1952
Verified Purchaser
appleton, wi.

works ok , but no replacement washers

March 26, 2015
The plates work well I need to know how to get replacement special washers. There is no information with the plates or on the web catalog.
Yes, I recommend this product.
Full Size Image

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Merchant Response:

Speedway Motors Customer Service team has issued this customer a small refund for the replacement washers. Please note that replacement washers for this unit are Bonded Neo type with a total quantity of 25. Washers can be sourced through your local Granger/Fastenal outlet store. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and are always happy to help in any way.
Snafu, after my hydroplane
Verified Purchaser
Michigan

Labor saving device,no leaking engines

July 23, 2012
Was using water pressure with stock cylinder heads installed. This kit works much better.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • Durable
  • Complete kit
Yes, I recommend this product.
Full Size Image

Was this review helpful? 0 0

Page 1 of 1

Product Q&A

1 questions : 1 answers

1 answers

please advise the recommended pressure to test with this kit once purchased. regulator looks like its for air, please confirm this is a water test. 52 ford flathead block / all stock. had it magnafluxed but still a little worried about a few hair line cracks and what may happen when the metal expands.

Carlos
Lakeland, FL
April 04, 2013

please advise the recommended pressure to test with this kit once purchased. regulator looks like its for air, please confirm this is a water test. 52 ford flathead block / all stock. had it magnafluxed but still a little worried about a few hair line cracks and what may happen when the metal expands.

Answers

April 05, 2013
Jason
The flathead pressure tester is set up for air using 60-80 psi. Spraying soap and water on block will allow visibility of crack or you can submerge block in water tank. Kit comes with instructions
Page 1 of 1

You may also be interested in:

1939-48 Ford Flathead Main Cap Support
(Part #5603407)
                        If you're building a serious flathead for either street or racing, you need one of these flathead main cap supports. These supports include the support strap, spacers and new bolts for the center main cap. It adds an incredible amount of strength to the lower end. Can also be used on the front main cap but pan modification is required. Requires no machine work.
                    
Offenhauser Flathead Cylinder Head Stud Kit
(Part #56013953)
                        

Highly recommended for all 1939-53 Flathead Ford/Mercury with aluminum heads. Flathead decks are thin and their threads are easily stripped. The outer end of these Grade 8 studs have fine threads and with the hardened washers (included) which prevent galling and ensure accurate torque readings.

Full set of head studs, nuts and washers for one engine. Specify year of engine: 1939-48 or 1949-53.

560-13953 Instructions (PDF)

Item Details

1939-1948 or 1949-1953
Offenhauser Valve Guide Removal Tool
(Part #56082250)
                        Works much like a crowbar to pry the valve guide down against the valve spring - thereby gaining access to the valve guide retainer. Works on ALL flathead Ford engines - 4, 6, and 8 cylinders. Model T, A, B and V8 1932-53.
                    
Offenhauser Flathead Ford Pressure Tester Kit
(Part #56082260)
                        

If you have built a Flathead Ford, you know the odds of the block being cracked are pretty high. Plus the cost of cleaning and magnafluxing keeps going up. This kit allows you to pressure test one cylinder bank at a time to detect cracks or holes in your own garage. Includes regulator head plate, water pump plates and hardware. For 24 stud Flathead Fords only.

Flathead Block Pressure Testing Instructions