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  • 1932-1953 Flathead Ford V8 Single Valve Springs
    1932-1953 Flathead Ford V8 Single Valve Springs
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    Our complete line of valve train parts to help your flathead Ford V8 run on unleaded fuel. These heavy duty single valve springs are made from top-quality chrome silicon steel and are designed to work with stock 1932-1953 Ford retainers. 

    • Recommended for most street performance 1932-53 Ford/Mercury Flathead V8s
    • Chrome silicon material delivers reliable performance
    • Proper seat pressure for most street and street/strip Flathead cams
    • Installed Height:  2.00"
    • Seat Pressure:  85 lbs @ 2.00" installed height

    Note: "Full Race" cams should be paired with our 450-4005 dual valve springs.

    Flathead Valve Assembly (Link)

     

  • Flathead Lifter Wrench
    $9.99
    Product Rating: 4.25 Stars
    Flathead Lifter Wrench
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    Use this handy wrench to set your flathead's adjustable lifters.  For use with our 450-F8502 lifters.

  • Three-Bolt Carb Base Gasket
    $1.99
    Three-Bolt Carb Base Gasket
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                Three bolt carburetor base gaskets fit Stromberg 97-style carbs and Holley 94-style carbs.
            
  • Hastings VA101 Isky Flathead Ford Valve Spring Shims
    Hastings VA101 Isky Flathead Ford Valve Spring Shims
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    These Hastings valve spring shims are designed for use with our single valve springs (450185G).  These shims will help you achieve the correct installed height for your valve springs when rebuilding Flathead Ford engines.

    • 0.060" thick
    • Designed for use with 185G springs
    • Allows for correct valve spring height
    • Set of 16 shims
  • Champion 844 H10C SE Flathead Spark Plugs
    Champion 844 H10C SE Flathead Spark Plugs
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    These spark plugs fit all 1939-53 Flathead Fords. Work very well with our ignitions.

    • 14mm threads
    • 7/16" reach
    • 13/16" hex
    • Flat gasket seal
  • Late Carburetor Adapter
    $24.99
    Product Rating: 4.00 Stars
    Late Carburetor Adapter
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    Bolt a newer type 4-bolt carb (3-1/4" x 1-7/8", like Rochester 2GC) to an early 3-bolt manifold. Aluminum casting.

    560-5159 Instructions (PDF)

  • Release Bearing Adapter, Flathead to GM T-5
    Release Bearing Adapter, Flathead to GM T-5
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    This spacer is used to enlarge the front bearing collar from an S-10 five speed transmission so that it will properly fit a flathead Ford clutch release bearing.

    T-5 and Adapter Tech Tips (Link)

  • 1939-53 Flathead Ford Rotating Assembly, 286 C.I.
    1939-53 Flathead Ford Rotating Assembly, 286 C.I.
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    These 1939-53 flathead stroker kit rotating assemblies feature new Scat crankshafts, new Scat H-beam connecting rods with 2" journals, Ross forged three-ring pistons, rod bearings, and piston rings. The components are balanced and ready for you to assemble.

    Main bearings sold separately. If you have a '39-'48 engine you will need a set of 9101535-STD main bearings. A '49-'53 engine will require a set of 9101536-STD main bearings.

  • Flathead Ford Fuel Pump Stand Bolt Kit
    Flathead Ford Fuel Pump Stand Bolt Kit
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                Premium stainless steel socket head bolts for your Flathead Ford fuel pump stand. Each kit includes stainless steel AN washers.
            
  • Fel-Pro Gaskets FS7525B 1949-53 Flathead Ford V8 Overhaul Gasket Set
    Fel-Pro Gaskets FS7525B 1949-53 Flathead Ford V8 Overhaul Gasket Set
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    If you're going to overhaul your Flathead, you're going to need new gaskets. This complete overhaul gasket set is for 1949-1953 Ford and Mercury flathead V8 engines. Includes all the necessary gaskets and seals you need for a typical engine rebuild.

    • High-quality gaskets for a leak-free engine
    • Modern composition head gaskets
    • Head gaskets will fit bores up to 3-3/16" (3.270")
    • Set includes gaskets for:
      • Cylinder Heads
      • Oil Pan
      • Rear Seal
      • Water Pumps
      • Front Packing
      • Fuel Pump
      • Water Necks
      • Timing Cover
      • Valve Seals
      • Intake Manifold
      • Exhaust Manifolds
  • Isky Racing Cams F85-02 Adjustable Flathead Ford Lifters
    Isky Racing Cams F85-02 Adjustable Flathead Ford Lifters
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    Isky's adjustable lifters are the preferred way to maintain critical valve train tolerances while avoiding the hassle of grinding your valve seats for clearance. Simply set your valve lash using the adjustable set screw.

    Made in the USA. Fits 1932-53 Ford and Mercury Flathead V8s.

  • Moroso OE64011 Flathead Universal Spark Plug Wires Kit
    Moroso OE64011 Flathead Universal Spark Plug Wires Kit
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    Finally, a set of 7mm supression spark plug cables as a universal plug wire kit for your Flathead.

    We started with black, 7mm suppressive core wire that will go through your looms. The 90° black plug boots are installed but you have to install the straight or 90° distributor ends. We even put in enough wire to place your coil on the firewall. Comes with straight boots for the distributor end of the plug wire. Black only.

    Two sets of boots/terminals are included, one set for conventional socket-type caps and one set for HEI type caps. The set includes 9 cables, the longest being 51" and the shortest being 24". Use eight for the plugs, one for the coil.

    Learn how to properly attach new spark plug terminals and boots by reading our tech article. How to Install Spark Plug Wire Ends.

  • Rings for Offenhauser 4-Ring Flathead Ford Pistons, 3.248 bore
    Rings for Offenhauser 4-Ring Flathead Ford Pistons, 3.248 bore
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    The original bore size was 3.188", which makes these .060" oversize.

  • Rajah 7mm Spark Plug Wire Ends, 90
    Rajah 7mm Spark Plug Wire Ends, 90
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    Your Flattie or Nostalgia engine won't look right if you don't have original Rajah spark plug wire ends. Work great with our red plug wires. 90° ends. Bag of eight.

    Learn how to properly attach new spark plug terminals and boots by reading our tech article. How to Install Spark Plug Wire Ends.

  • Flathead Ford Valve Guide Retainer Clips
    Flathead Ford Valve Guide Retainer Clips
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                Fits 1932-53 engines. If using in a 1932-48 engine, you will have to use 1949-53  style retainers, keepers and valves.
            
  • Offenhauser 1949-1953 Flathead Intake Gasket
    Offenhauser 1949-1953 Flathead Intake Gasket
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    These intake manifold gaskets for all 1949-1953 Ford/Mercury Flatheads are easy to trim for matching block ports and intake if necessary.

    • Intake manifold gasket
    • For all 1949-1953 Ford/Mercury Flatheads
    • Easy to trim for matching block ports and intake
  • Best Gasket 536G-P 49-53 Flathead Ford GraphTite Big Bore Head Gaskets
    Best Gasket 536G-P 49-53 Flathead Ford GraphTite Big Bore Head Gaskets
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    These 1949-1953 Flathead Ford Head gaskets are for use with all bores from 3-1/16" to 3-3/8".

    • 1949-1953 Flathead Fords
    • GraphTite cylinder head gaskets
    • Use with all bores from 3-1/16" to 3-3/8"

    Note: Please use a spray-on sealer like K&W Copper Coat or Permatex Copper Spray-a-Gasket when installing these head gaskets. Be sure to re-torque the bolts/nuts after several warm-up/cool-down cycles.

  • 1949-53 Ford Flathead Main Bearings
    From: $84.99
    1949-53 Ford Flathead Main Bearings
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  • Mallory Ignition 25042 1932-53 Flathead Points
    Mallory Ignition 25042 1932-53 Flathead Points
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    Replacement points set for Mallory Distributors on 1932-53 flathead Ford V8s. Two points sets required per distributor.

  • ARP Main Bolts for Flathead Ford V8
    ARP Main Bolts for Flathead Ford V8
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    Your flathead Ford V8 is how many years old now? And you're thinking about reusing the main cap bolts? Forget it!

    Years of service and re-torquing have undoubtedly fatigued your engine's original fasteners, so save yourself some grief by replacing them with new main cap bolts from ARP, the leader in automotive fastener technology. Sold in sets of six, these bolts have special washers and the strength you need to keep that Flathead together for decades to come.

    • The industry standard for automotive fasteners
    • Rolled threads, black oxide finish, ultra high tensile strength
    • Each kit consists of six (6) bolts and hardened washers
  • Macs Antique 350400-S Flathead Camshaft Gear Bolt For Lock Ring Washer
    Macs Antique 350400-S Flathead Camshaft Gear Bolt For Lock Ring Washer
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                Fits 1932-1953 Flathead Fords.  Attaches cam gear to camshaft.          Sold individually.
  • Offenhauser 1949-53 Flathead Ford Aluminum Timing Gear
    Offenhauser 1949-53 Flathead Ford Aluminum Timing Gear
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    Replace your flathead Ford V8's weak original "fiber" timing chain gear with this superior, aluminum cam gear. It lasts longer and withstands high performance cam/valve spring loads with ease.

  • 1932-53 Flathead Ford Valve Guide Seals
    1932-53 Flathead Ford Valve Guide Seals
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    These OEM-style valve guide seals stop oil flow past the intake valve guide into the combustion chamber, restoring peak engine efficiency and oil control. No more blue smoke. 

    Use on 1932-1953 Flathead intake guides. Set of 8.

     

    Flathead Valve Assembly (Link)

  • Flathead Ford V8 Oil Pump Pickup Tube
    Flathead Ford V8 Oil Pump Pickup Tube
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    This oil pump pick-up is a reproduction of those used in F-Series trucks. They are designed to be direct replacements in 1932-47 car oil pans and 1932-53 truck oil pans ONLY. When used on 1932-1948 Flatheads, installation of a newer style (1949-1953) oil pump like our Speedway and Melling pump is required.

    Note: May require slight modification when used with high volume oil pumps.

    Note: If used with 1949-53 Flathead Ford V8s, considerable modification to the oil pan will be necessary to work.  1949-53 Flatheads will require a "car" style oil pump pickup for a direct replacement version.

  • 1936-53 Flathead Ford V8 Exhaust Baffles
    1936-53 Flathead Ford V8 Exhaust Baffles
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    A Speedway Motors exclusive! The center exhaust ports on flatheads are siamesed. Our baffles separate these two exhaust ports and prevent reversion while decreasing the dilution of the intake charge. These are a must for high-performance flatheads. The baffle is held in place with an extended stud that replaces the stock cylinder head stud. 

    • Manufactured from bronze to withstand high exhaust temperatures
    • Includes center adapter stud to pinch the baffle in place
    • Fitting required
    • Use on 1936-1953 24-stud engines only

    916-15201 Instructions (PDF)

  • Red 7mm Solid Core Spark Plug Wire, 33 Ft.
    Red 7mm Solid Core Spark Plug Wire, 33 Ft.
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    Transparent red insulation on the cable allows you to actually see the woven wire core inside. Just trim to length and crimp on terminals. It readily accepts all normal boots and terminals available at local part stores, or use with Rajah ends.

    • Wire Diameter:  7mm
    • Wire Type:  Solid Core (Non-EMI Suppression)

    Not for use with multi-spark ignition boxes, such as MSD 6A or 6AL.

    Learn how to properly attach new spark plug terminals and boots by reading our tech article. How to Install Spark Plug Wire Ends.

  • 1949-53 Ford Flathead Main Cap Support
    1949-53 Ford Flathead Main Cap Support
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                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.
            
  • 1932-1953 Flathead Ford Single Valve Spring Retainers
    1932-1953 Flathead Ford Single Valve Spring Retainers
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    Things have changed considerably since the first Ford Flathead V8s were built more than 75 years ago, and Speedway Motors has the valve train parts you need to keep these vintage engines running on modern unleaded fuel.

    Single spring retainers for use with single-style valve springs. Fits 1932-1953 Ford and Mercury Flathead V8s.

    Flathead Valve Assembly (Link)

  • Flathead Ford No-Lead Hardened Valve Seat, Exhaust
    Flathead Ford No-Lead Hardened Valve Seat, Exhaust
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    The flathead Ford V8 was designed to run on fuel with high levels of lead, but even with leaded fuel, the stock valves will eventually hammer the seats out, which will close up the valve lash and leave your valves hanging open...that is if you don't seize a valve to the guides first!

    Remember what year your engine was built and how fatigued the valve train components are. Henry may have built them right with the technology he had available then, but this is now and we have the modern components you need.

    These 0.060 oversize valve seats are made of a specially hardened material to combat the effect of unleaded fuel and higher performance. Machine work is required for installation. Intake has a 30° seat and exhaust has a 45° seat.

    Flathead Valve Assembly (Link)

  • 1949-53 Offenhauser Flathead Ford Crankshaft Timing Gear
    1949-53 Offenhauser Flathead Ford Crankshaft Timing Gear
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                1949-1953 Offenhauser Flathead Ford steel crankshaft timing chain gear.
            
  • Offenhauser Flathead Ford Pressure Tester Kit
    Offenhauser Flathead Ford Pressure Tester Kit
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    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 

  • Flathead Ford Heat Treated Valve Guides
    Flathead Ford Heat Treated Valve Guides
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    The Flathead was designed to run on fuel with high levels of lead, but even with leaded fuel, the stock valves will eventually hammer the seats out, which will close up the valve lash and leave your valves hanging open...that is if you don't seize a valve to the guides first!

    Remember what year your engine was built and how fatigued the valve train components are. Henry may have built them right with the technology he had available then, but this is now and we have the modern components you need.

    These Flathead Ford valve guides are heat treated to be compatible with today's low-lead fuels. Fits 1932-53 engines. If using in a 1932-48 engine, you will have to use 1949-53 style retainers, keepers and valves.

    Flathead Valve Assembly (Link)

  • Mallory Ignition 700 Ballast Resistor, .75-1.50 Ohm
    Mallory Ignition 700 Ballast Resistor, .75-1.50 Ohm
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    Stabilize coil current and prolong point life with Mallory ballast resistors. Computer-wound to ensure resistance value. Premium ceramic bodies provide maximum durability and superior heat transfer. Recommended when a new coil is installed.

    Mallory Unilite distributors include self-contained modules that require a ballast resistor, loom resistance wire, or internally resisted coil (ex. when using HyFire CD Ignitions). Using a heavy duty porcelain resistor and threaded terminal connectors, this resistor is rated at 200 watts and 0.75 (cold) – 1.5 (hot) ohms.

  • Flathead Ford V8 Rear Camshaft Oil Pump Drive Gear
    Flathead Ford V8 Rear Camshaft Oil Pump Drive Gear
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    Speedway Motors is your Flathead Ford specialist! We've got you covered down to the smallest components, like this replacement oil pump drive gear. This gear fits on the rear of the camshaft and drives the oil pump. It's designed to fit 1949-1953 engines with D-shaped cam snouts, but can also be used on 1932-1948 style engines by modifying the cam's rear snout.

    • Rear camshaft gear for oil pump drive 
    • Made specifically for 1949-1953 Flathead Ford V-8 cams with D shape
    • Can be used on 1932-1948 engines by modifying the shape of the rear snout of the camshaft
  • 1949-1953 Flathead Steel Flywheel
    $249.99
    $299.99
    Product Rating: 3.00 Stars
    1949-1953 Flathead Steel Flywheel
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    It's getting harder to find usable Flathead flywheels and clutch components. We offer you these new steel flywheels for later 1949-53 engines. Weighs 24 lbs.

    Will accept 10", 10.5" and 11" Ford (Long-style) and 10.5" Borg & Beck Diaphram pressure plates. Use 7/16" Chevy flywheel bolts to mount to crankshaft. 

    T-5 and Adapter Tech Tips (Link)

  • Plain 1946-1953 Flathead Alternator Bracket
    Plain 1946-1953 Flathead Alternator Bracket
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    Just because you've got a vintage Flathead Ford V8 in your ride doesn't mean you're stuck with the antiquated charging system. Switching to a tried-and-true GM 1-wire alternator is a great upgrade for any Flathead-equipped vehicle with a 12-volt electrical system.

    • Bracket fits 1946-1953 V-8 engines
    • Heavy-duty steel construction
    • Can easily be painted to match your engine
    • Designed to work with the two narrow-belt drive system typical of late '50-'53 Ford/Mercury passenger cars
    • Will not work with single wide belts unless the alternator is modified (see Notes)

    Mounting Guide (Link)

  • 1949-1953 Flathead Ford V8 Radiator Hose Dress-Up Kits
    1949-1953 Flathead Ford V8 Radiator Hose Dress-Up Kits
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    Dress up the flathead in your postwar Ford or Mercury by replacing the original cylinder head-to-radiator hoses with these stainless or chrome-plated pieces. Each radiator hose dress kit replaces both upper hoses on a flathead Ford V8 and includes two chrome or stainless tubes, four rubber connector hoses, and eight stainless steel hose clamps.

    • Simple way to add some sparkle to your engine compartment
    • Available with polished stainless steel or quality chrome-plated tubes
    • Strong three-ply rubber hose connectors
    • Attractive stainless steel hose clamps
  • 1949-53 Flathead Car/Pickup Water Pump with Wide Belt
    1949-53 Flathead Car/Pickup Water Pump with Wide Belt
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    Original flathead water pumps have always suffered from unreliable bronze bushings and carbon seals. They almost always leaked and even Ford manuals warned mechanics not to tighten fan belts too tight. The excess slack allowed belts to slip and lose contact with the generator and water pump pulleys, causing more cooling and power problems.

    Speedway's completely new water pumps feature severe-duty roller and ball bearings, close tolerances and modular impellers to provide maximum flow and reduce cavitation. They also have modern ceramic seals on a heavy duty 3/4" shaft, making the assembly exceptionally strong and more efficient.

    Note: This water pump is for 1949-1953 engines in 1948-1952 pickups or 1932-1948 cars.

    • Flathead Water Pump Features (Link)
    • Designed for use with 5/8" belt drive system
    • Severe-duty roller and ball bearings
    • Ceramic seals on sturdy 3/4" shaft
    • High-flow modular impeller reduces cavitation
    • Includes gasket and a connection for the heater hose return

    1949-1953 Flathead Water Pump Installation Instructions (PDF)

  • Stromberg 97 Phenolic Carb Spacer
    Stromberg 97 Phenolic Carb Spacer
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                These phenolic insulating carburetor spacers fit common 3 bolt base Stromberg, Holley and Ford carbs. 
            
  • Hastings Rings SWY5075125 Flathead Ford 3-Ring Piston Set, 3.3125 Bore
    Hastings Rings SWY5075125 Flathead Ford 3-Ring Piston Set, 3.3125 Bore
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    Hastings is the ring of choice for your vintage flathead Ford V-8. We have these premium 3-ring sets with 5/64" cast top, 5/64" cast second, and 3/16" chrome-edge oil ring. 

    Each ring set includes all rings for (8) pistons.

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