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tintoptexan 09-05-2013 09:21 AM

52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

I am thinking of puting an automatic that I have in a 1952 OHV 6 cylinder Ranch Wagon in a 1951 with an 8 BA. Does anyone know if the 52 auto, flex plate, etc on the OHV 6 cyl will bolt up to the 8 BA? Thanks for any advice. Joe

Vic Piano 09-05-2013 09:57 AM

Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

If my memory serves me correctly,;) there is a difference in the crankshaft back end on an 8BA fitted with a Ford-O-Matic, not sure you'll be able to install the automatic on an 8BA that didn't have one from the factory...:confused:

tintoptexan 09-05-2013 09:59 AM

Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

Thanks for the prompt response. Great info from here as always.

Newc 09-05-2013 10:22 AM

Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

Hi all; I just had a 53 fordomatic rebuilt. Check the national core prices and don't scrap those transmissions. I had a core price near $500 quoted! The cast iron case and some parts are not available new. Later Newc

rotorwrench 09-05-2013 12:33 PM

Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

I think the 215 6-cylinder had a differnt bell housing bolt pattern than the 8BA family of engines. I'm not certain but you might be able to find an 8BA pattern bell from a Ford-O-Matic or Merc-O-Matic V8 installation and swap it on the main housing of your 6-cylinder trans. Some 1951 and most all 52 & later 8BA family of engines had the deeper recess in the crank needed for the auto trans but earlier ones have to be machined to fit.

Ol' Ron 09-05-2013 04:28 PM

Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

Rotorwrehch has it.

tintoptexan 09-08-2013 11:02 AM

Re: 52 6 cyl automatic behind 239 flathead
 

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for all the input. I now have a new direction. Thanks again, Joe


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