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  • 1949-1953 Flathead Ford Distributor Drive Gear
    1949-1953 Flathead Ford Distributor Drive Gear
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    This gear attaches to the base of the distributor shaft on 1949-53 Ford V8's. Replace your worn, damaged or missing original gear with this top quality new one! Roll pin not included (reuse original pin).

    Note: We recommend you replace the cam gear and distributor drive gear at the same time.

  • 1932-48 Ford Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor
    1932-48 Ford Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor
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                Speedway Motors offers this billet aluminum electronic distributor for the fabulous '32-'41 Flathead Ford V8 with the 3-bolt mount. This distributor is a "ready-to-run" unit that does not require a control box. 

    We suggest a 12v coil 447-45001 (chrome) or 447-45011 (black) to be used with this distributor. We also suggest our spark plug wire set 910-64200.

    910-8353 Instructions (PDF)

  • Flathead Distributor Drive Adapter
    Flathead Distributor Drive Adapter
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                If you've ever tried to put a 1937-1941 distributor on a 1942-1948 engine, you know you need this adapter. CNC steel construction.
            
  • MSD 8573 1949-53 Flathead Ford V8 Electronic Distributor
    MSD 8573 1949-53 Flathead Ford V8 Electronic Distributor
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    Early Flathead racers and cruisers alike will be excited to see these front mount flathead distributors! MSD Ready-to-Run distributors do not need an external control box, so there's a simple and clean installation with only three wires to connect. Features a maintenance free magnetic pickup for unsurpassed reliability. Has HEI style terminals.  For 12 volt negative ground applications only.

    Designed for 1949-1953 Ford Flathead V8 engines.

    547-8573 Instructions (PDF)

  • 1949-1953 Flathead Ford Front Cam Gears
    1949-1953 Flathead Ford Front Cam Gears
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    Most flathead replacement camshafts don’t come with the distributor drive gear. Don’t forget to get one! Speedway recommends that you replace your front distributor gear and rear oil pump gear at the same time.

    • For use on 1949-1953 flathead Fords that retain the original front drive distributor
    • New Isky cams come with this gear
    • Can be used on 1948 and earlier engines that use a 1949 and newer cam, front cover and distributor
  • Best Gasket 1949-53 Ford Flathead Short Block Gasket Set
    Best Gasket 1949-53 Ford Flathead Short Block Gasket Set
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    BESTgasket is the world's premier manufacturer of gaskets for vintage and classic American cars and trucks.  These quality gasket sets are for use with 1949-53 Ford Flathead V-8 engines.

    Includes:

    • Oil pan gasket
    • Improved "rope" rear main seal
    • Drain plug gasket
    • Oil pump gasket
    • Oil pump idler cover gasket
    • Water pump gaskets
    • Front cover gasket
    • Distributor gasket
    • Fuel pump stand gasket
  • 1949-1953 Flathead Ford Mag-Look Electronic Distributors
    1949-1953 Flathead Ford Mag-Look Electronic Distributors
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    If you don't want a magneto, but love the looks, get one of these electronic distributors!

    These fully self-contained distributors feature full centrifugal advance for ease of starting along with 2-wire hook-up that anyone can handle. Has an internal coil. All modern electronics give you a "State-of-the-Art" ignition system.

    Flathead Ford Electronic Distributor Installation and Wiring

  • Mallory Ignition 5072101 32-41 Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor
    Mallory Ignition 5072101 32-41 Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor
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    Mallory Magnetic Breakerless Electronic Distributor for 1932-1941 Ford Flathead V8 with the 3-bolt mount. Includes Mallory Super-Duty cap (points style) and rotor with brass terminals.

    • Adjustable mechanical advance
    • Self-lubricating bushings provide years of trouble-free service
    • Easy 3-wire hookup
    • Does not require an external control box
    • For 12 volt systems only

    500-5071601 Instructions (PDF)

     

    Note: This distributor requires 1.4 ohms of coil resistance. If you are using a coil with less than 1.4 ohms, you must us a ballast resistor that will achieve the required 1.4 ohm total resistance. If you are using coil # 447-45001, no resistor will be required.

  • Mallory Ignition 2527501 1949-53 Flathead Dual Point Distributor
    Mallory Ignition 2527501 1949-53 Flathead Dual Point Distributor
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    Get faster starts, quicker acceleration and better drive-ability from your Flathead Ford V8 with a dual-point Mallory distributor! Each version is full centrifugal advance (works with any carbureted set-up) and uses a remote-mount coil (not included).

    The distributor uses all current production parts, so you won't be stuck searching for oddball or old-time replacement components. A better ignition is the single best improvement you can make to a Flathead Ford V8.

    • Use with either 12-volt or 6-volt systems
    • Full centrifugal advance eliminates the hassle of cumbersome factory vacuum break
    • Distributor gear not included
    • Early "crab style" equipped engines can be converted using #91015634 timing cover and #91015634 drive gear
    • Does not fit some stock fan configurations

    500-2527501 Instructions (PDF)

  • 1949-53 Flathead Ford Electronic Distributor
    1949-53 Flathead Ford Electronic Distributor
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    Speedway Motors offers this billet aluminum electronic distributor for the fabulous 1949-1953 Flathead Ford.

    • Billet 6061-T6 aluminum housing
    • Hardened steel shaft
    • Sealed ball bearing & sintered busing
    • Extremely accurate magnetic pickup 
    • Mechanical advance only (no vacuum advance) 
    • Comes with drive gear installed

    NOTE: Requires high energy electronic control box # 910-2015 and coil # 910-8223.

    1949-1953 Flathead Ford Electronic Distributor Installation Instructions (PDF)

  • Cast Aluminum Flathead Timing Cover
    Cast Aluminum Flathead Timing Cover
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                If you run early heads on a late-model Flathead, you won't have a way to clamp the distributor down – until now. This cast aluminum timing cover has a distributor clamp built in. It can also be used as a replacement on 1949-1953 engines, or on 1948 and earlier engines running a 1949-1953 cam.
            
  • 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
  • Mallory Ignition 2572101 32-41 Flathead 3 Bolt Dual Point Distributor
    Mallory Ignition 2572101 32-41 Flathead 3 Bolt Dual Point Distributor
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    Mallory dual point distributors stabilize contact points eliminating point float and bounce to increase coil output. Super-Duty Cap and Rotor feature brass terminals to prevent shorting and arcing. Distributor is "ready-to-run" as the points, condenser, rotor and cap are all installed. Points are set to the proper gap.

    • Fits '32-'41 3-bolt mount Flathead V8
    • Adjustable mechanical advance
    • Self-lubricating bushings provide years of trouble-free service
    • Uses special heavy-duty points for increased RPM range & coil output
    • Ready to install & run

    500-2571601 Instructions (PDF)

    Note: This distributor is very likely to be in the way of the stock fan when used on 1941-1948 Ford and Mercurys. An electric fan may solve this problem.

  • Flathead Ford Distributor Adaptor, 2-Bolt Distributor to 3-Bolt
    Flathead Ford Distributor Adaptor, 2-Bolt Distributor to 3-Bolt
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    Sometimes we want to mix and match parts different than Henry planned. These spacers allow you to swap distributors around on your flathead. This adaptor fits most aftermarket performance cams. In some cases, earlier stock engines may have a "shallow-nose" camshaft. If that is the case, the drive tang on the distributor will not contact the slot in the cam and the distributor will spin freely after installation. Should this occur, you will need to purchase a cam button spacer such as Speedway # 910-12710.

  • Mallory Ignition 5027501 1949-53 Ford Flathead Electronic Distributor
    Mallory Ignition 5027501 1949-53 Ford Flathead Electronic Distributor
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    Tried and true Mallory electronic distributor for your 1949-1953 Flathead Ford. Features magnetic breakerless ignition technology for greatly improved accuracy versus points-style distributors. For 12 volt systems only.

    • Easy 3-wire hookup
    • Adjustable mechanical advance
    • Self-lubricating bushings provide years of trouble-free service
    • Includes Mallory Super-Duty Cap and Rotor with brass terminals
    • Distributor drive gear not included (sold separately)

    Note: This distributor requires 1.4 ohms of coil resistance. If you are using a coil with less than 1.4 ohms, you must use a ballast resistor that will achieve the required 1.4 ohm total resistance. If you are using coil # 447-45001, no resistor will be required.

    500-5027501 Instructions (PDF)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mallory Ignition 5072001 42-48 Flathead 2 Bolt Electronic Distributor
    Mallory Ignition 5072001 42-48 Flathead 2 Bolt Electronic Distributor
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                Mallory Magnetic Breakerless Electronic Distributor for 1942-1948 Ford  Flathead V8 with the 2-bolt mount. Easy 3-wire hookup. Adjustable mechanical  advance. Includes Mallory Super-Duty cap (Points Style) and rotor with brass  terminals. 

    For 12 volt systems only.


    500-5071501 Instructions (PDF)

    Note: This distributor requires 1.4 ohms of coil resistance. If you are using a coil with less than 1.4 ohms, you must use a ballast resistor that will achieve the required 1.4 ohm total resistance. If you are using coil #447-45001, no resistor will be required.

  • Mallory Ignition 318 New Crab Style Flathead Rotor - 5/8 Inch Shaft
    Mallory Ignition 318 New Crab Style Flathead Rotor - 5/8 Inch Shaft
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    This rotor fits the most recent version of the Mallory Distributor with the "crab style" cap. It fits the distributor shaft that's 5/8" diameter.

  • MSD 8353 1932-1948 Flathead 3-Bolt Distributor
    MSD 8353 1932-1948 Flathead 3-Bolt Distributor
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    Early Flathead racers and cruisers alike will be excited to see these front mount Flathead Distributors! These distributors are built around a CNC-machined billet aluminum housing for precise tolerances.

    The distributor is topped off with our an MSD Crab Cap with spark plug style terminals for improvied wire connections. Just under the cap and Rynite race rotor is MSD's adjustable mechanical advance. This assembly features chromoly construction with TIG-welded weight pins to secure the precision fine blanked weights. MSD supplies different advance springs and stop bushings so you can dial-in an advance curve to meet your Flathead's specs. 

    Just under the advance is MSD's race-proven magnetic pick-up. This puck, combined with a reluctor, produces accurate trigger signals that are responsible for firing the MSD Ignition Control. Bring your Flathead up-to-date with MSD performance.

  • PerTronix 1283 Ignitor Kit, 1949-53 Ford Flathead, 12V
    PerTronix 1283 Ignitor Kit, 1949-53 Ford Flathead, 12V
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    Never change points again with the PerTronix Ignitor System. Provides increased voltage for improved performance and fuel efficiency. The system fits neatly underneath the distributor cap and is compatible with all 12 volt negative ground systems.

    PerTronix Ignitor Systems are designed for use with any stock point type coil or the FlameThrower 40,000 volt coil for maximum performance Also compatible with MSD ignition boxes.

    447-1282 Instructions (PDF)

  • 1942-48 Flathead Ford 2 Bolt Electronic Distributors
    1942-48 Flathead Ford 2 Bolt Electronic Distributors
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    Speedway Motors offers this billet aluminum electronic distributor for the fabulous 1942-48 Flathead Ford V8.

    • Billet 6061-T6 aluminum housing
    • Hardened steel shaft
    • Sealed ball bearing & sintered busing
    • Extremely accurate Hall effect pickup 
    • Brass HEI-style terminals

    NOTE: Requires high energy electronic control box # 910-2015 and coil # 910-8223.

    910-8351 Instructions (PDF)

  • Mallory Ignition 209M 1949-1953 Flathead Distributor Caps
    Mallory Ignition 209M 1949-1953 Flathead Distributor Caps
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    Replacement caps for Mallory distributors on 1949-53 Ford Flathead V8s.

    Also fits Mallory YL Series distributors (Vented, Non-Flame Arrested): 25, 26, 27, 37, 38, 47, 50, 57 and 60 series.

  • 1937-41 Ford Flathead Coil Adapter Kit
    1937-41 Ford Flathead Coil Adapter Kit
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                These kits allow you to replace the original distributor mounted coil with a modern coil on your 1937-41 Ford V8. Includes adaptor plate, 6 volt condenser and coil wire.
            
  • Flathead Ford 2-Bolt Distributor Spacer
    Flathead Ford 2-Bolt Distributor Spacer
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    Sometimes we want to mix and match parts different than Henry planned. These spacers allow you to space out your 2-bolt distributor if you have a long snout camshaft.

  • Flathead Ford Distributor 2-Bolt Kit
    Flathead Ford Distributor 2-Bolt Kit
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                Premium stainless steel socket head bolt kit for a Flathead Ford two bolt distributor. Each kit includes stainless steel AN washers.
            
  • Flathead Ford Distributor 3-Bolt Kit
    Flathead Ford Distributor 3-Bolt Kit
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                Premium stainless steel socket head bolt kit for a Flathead Ford three bolt distributor. Each kit includes stainless steel AN washers.
            
  • Mallory Ignition 221A 1932-48 Flathead Crab Style Distributor Caps
    Mallory Ignition 221A 1932-48 Flathead Crab Style Distributor Caps
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                Replacement caps for Mallory distributors on 1932-48 Ford Flathead V8s.
            
  • Mallory Ignition 309 1949-1953 Flathead Distributor Rotor
    Mallory Ignition 309 1949-1953 Flathead Distributor Rotor
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    Replacement rotor for Mallory 1949-53 Flathead Ford V8 distributors. Mallory distributor rotors are constructed from top quality material and designed to fit your application for long lasting performance. 

    • Mallory 309
    • Distributor Rotor
    • Mallory 23, 24, 25, 27, 50, 57, DP, HP, YL Series
    • Sold each 
  • Pertronix 1285LS 1942-48 Flathead Distributor Ignitor Kit, 12V Neg
    Pertronix 1285LS 1942-48 Flathead Distributor Ignitor Kit, 12V Neg
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                For nearly forty years, the Ignitor has proven  itself in applications ranging from race cars to tractors. the Ignitor  replaces breaker points and troublesome factory electronic ignitions  with a dependable, self contained and maintenance free electronic  ignition system. the Ignitor has been called the stealth ignition  because of its quick installation and nearly undetectable presence under  your distributor cap. there is no black-box to clutter the engine  compartment. For optimal performance, use the Ignitor with Flame-thrower  40,000 volt coils.
    • For Ford V8 1942-48 Flathead - 12 volt negative ground
    • Delivers twice the voltage to the spark plugs, increasing horsepower, fuel economy, and spark plug life.
    • 2:1 improvement over points in current fall time for increased coil output.
    • Rotating cobalt magnets trigger a Hall effect integrated circuit
    • No points to burn, ...no moving parts to wear out.
    • Epoxy molding makes our module impervious to dirt, oil, grease and moisture.
    • Stable timing ...no need for any adjustments.
    • Will trigger most multi-spark cD ignitions.
    • Available for 6 and 12-volt negative and positive ground systems.
    • Legal in all 50 states and Canada. (c.a.r.b. e.o. #D-57-22)
  • Best Gasket 1939-48 Ford Flathead Short Block Gasket Set
    Best Gasket 1939-48 Ford Flathead Short Block Gasket Set
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    BESTgasket is the world's premier manufacturer of gaskets for vintage and classic American cars and trucks.  These quality gasket sets are for use with 1939-48 Ford Flathead V-8 engines.

    Includes:

    • Oil pan gasket
    • Improved "rope" rear main seal
    • Drain plug gasket
    • Oil pump gasket
    • Oil pump idler cover gasket
    • Water pump gaskets
    • Front cover gasket
    • Distributor gasket
    • Fuel pump stand gasket
  • Offenhauser 1949-53 Flathead Ford Distributor Spacer
    Offenhauser 1949-53 Flathead Ford Distributor Spacer
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    Provides proper drive gear clearance when using aftermarket distributor and 560-56310.

  • Mallory Ignition 2572001 42-48 Flathead 2 Bolt Dual Point Distributor
    Mallory Ignition 2572001 42-48 Flathead 2 Bolt Dual Point Distributor
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    Mallory dual point distributors stabilize contact points eliminating point float and bounce to increase coil output. Super-Duty Cap and Rotor feature brass terminals to prevent shorting and arcing.

    • For '42-'48 Flatheads with 2-bolt mount
    • Adjustable mechanical advance
    • Self-lubricating bushings provide years of trouble-free service
    • Uses special heavy-duty points for increased RPM range & coil output
    • Ready to install & run

    500-2318001 Instructions (PDF)

  • 1949-53 Flathead Distributor Spacer
    1949-53 Flathead Distributor Spacer
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    This is a 1.40" spacer that is used to provide proper drive gear spacing when using aftermarket distributors with our Flathead front timing cover # 910-15632.

    This spacer is needed for these distributors: MSD 547-8573 and Speedway 910-1000.

  • Two Plain 9 Super 7   Carbs, Offenhauser 1075 Dual Intake, 1949-53 Ford V8
    Two Plain 9 Super 7 Carbs, Offenhauser 1075 Dual Intake, 1949-53 Ford V8
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    This kit uses the Offy Dual '49-'53 Flathead Ford intake with Speedway's 9 Super 7® carbs. It includes two carbs, the intake, air cleaners, linkage kit, fuel block, fittings and red fuel line. Assembly required. 

    Said to be its most popular flathead intake, Offenhauser’s 2x2 Regular intake has closely spaced carbs that will clear the stock generator. The Offy regular dual intake accepts two 3-bolt carbs. Great addition to a street oriented engine. Has 4-3/4" carb centers.

    The 9Super7® makes setting up a multiple carburetor induction system easier than when Strombergs were available new. All that's required to do so with our kits is a Uni-Syn syncing tool and a little patience. Be sure to include the Secondary 9 Super 7 when installing 3-carb setups. Our 3 Carb kits come with one primary carburetor and two secondary carburetors while the 2 Carb kits are both primary carbs.  See our Multiple Carburetor Tech Tip for more information on using the 9 Super 7 in a 2x2 or 3x2 carb

  • Early to Late Flathead Drive Gears
    Early to Late Flathead Drive Gears
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    Can be used as a replacement on 1949-53 engines or on 1948-earlier engines running a '49-'53 camshaft. Use with timing cover 910-15632.

  • Mallory Ignition 352 Old Crab Style Flathead Rotor, 3/8 Inch Shaft
    Mallory Ignition 352 Old Crab Style Flathead Rotor, 3/8 Inch Shaft
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                This rotor fits the older design of the Mallory Distributor with the "crab style" cap. Fits 3/8" diameter shaft. 
            
  • 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.

  • Chrome 9 Super 7   Carbs, Offenhauser 1075 Dual Intake Kit, 1949-53 Ford V8
    Chrome 9 Super 7 Carbs, Offenhauser 1075 Dual Intake Kit, 1949-53 Ford V8
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    This kit uses the Offenhauser Dual 1949-1953 Flathead Ford V8 intake with 9 Super 7® carbs. In includes two carbs, the intake, air cleaners, linkage kit, fuel block, fittings and red fuel line. Assembly required.

    Said to be its most popular flathead intake, Offenhauser’s 2x2 Regular intake has closely spaced carbs that will clear the stock generator. The Offy regular dual intake accepts two 3-bolt carbs. Great addition to a street oriented engine. Has 4-3/4" carb centers.

    The 9Super7 Carb ® makes setting up a multiple carburetor induction system easier than when Strombergs were available new. All that's required to do so with our kits is a Uni-Syn syncing tool and a little patience. Be sure to include the Secondary 9 Super 7 when installing 3-carb setups. Our 3 Carb kits come with one primary carburetor and two secondary carburetors while the 2 Carb kits are both primary carbs.  See our Multiple Carburetor Tech Tip for more information on using the 9 Super 7® in a 2x2 or 3x2

  • 1933-36 Ford Flathead Coil Adapter Kit
    1933-36 Ford Flathead Coil Adapter Kit
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                These kits allow you to replace the original distributor mounted coil with a modern coil on your 1933-36 Ford V8.. Includes adaptor plate, 6 volt condenser and coil wire.
            
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