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Offenhauser Flathead Ford Timing Cover

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Offenhauser Flathead Ford Timing Cover
Offenhauser Flathead Ford Timing Cover
Offenhauser Flathead Ford Timing Cover

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If you want to run early heads on a late model flathead, you don't have a way to clamp the distributor down...until now. This cover has a distributor clamp built in.

  • Direct replacement on 1949-53 engines
  • Upgrade for 1948-and-earlier engines running a 1949-53 camshaft
  • Built-in distributor gear oiler
  • Cast aluminum cover

Notes

  1. Front cover includes a 1/8" NPT port which can be used to supply additional oil to the distributor gear, or as a return from the oil filter, or both.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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Flat50
Verified Reviewer
Jupiter, FL

Supports the distributor shaft

November 28, 2015
If you are using a Mallory distributor, the end of the distributor shaft will fit into the boss in this cover, providing stability. This is a nice upgrade over the factory cover. Unfortunately, the MSD Ready-to-Run distributor shaft is too short so you won't get that benefit.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Flat50
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Jupiter, FL

Nice timing cover but required honing

October 29, 2015
I bought this and the MSD Ready-to-Run distributor together. The timing cover is nicely made but the distributor was an extremely tight fit in this cover. I am not sure if the distributor was a little oversize or the cover was a little undersize, but a quick hit with a 1" hone fixed the problem. I would not hesitate to buy this cover again.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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MEP59
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Washington CH., OH

Very satisfied.

October 04, 2014
This timing cover solved the problem that I had securing the after-market distributor to after-market heads. Highly satisfied with the workmanship and quality of the cover. MEP
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

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Does it fit a 1950 8cm flatheadc- Mercury car ?

Adriano
Italy - Vicenza
June 21, 2011

Does it fit a 1950 8cm flatheadc- Mercury car ?

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June 23, 2011
John
This is a direct replacement for the 1949-53 Ford flathead engines and Mercury engines of same style. It can also be used on the earlier series flathead by running the later year camshafts or we offer an early to late cam drive gear under part number 56056312. The cover accepts stock distributors and Mallory distributors with good fit because of the distributor shaft length and diameter of the housing. Some other aftermarket distributors have some variance in dimensions and you may experience some problems with drive gear fit. We do offer 56056314 spacer to help achieve the proper clearance on some other aftermarket distributors.
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