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Old 03-06-2021, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Stock '41 V8: Is it 59, 59A or 59AB?

Everyone in here seems to talk about 8BA V8's. What designation would I have as my stock '41 85 hp flathead?
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:38 PM   #2
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"A" actually 81a unless it has the Mercury engine and then it would be a 99a. does you seriel number begin with an 18-zzzzzz?
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59's are post war. yours would be a pre war 24 stud...to me
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:40 PM   #4
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Probably 81A engine. Wartime were 41A. Here's a link to Mac Van Pelts site on the 24 stud engines from 1938 to 1948. http://vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flath...85to100mid.htm
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"A" actually 81a unless it has the Mercury engine and then it would be a 99a. does you seriel number begin with an 18-zzzzzz?
Yes, the serial number begins with 18.
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Yes, the serial number begins with 18.
Yep 221 cubic inches of flathead sweetness, I have one in my car, one in the shed, and two bare blocks stored out back.
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