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Old 02-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #21
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I did a write up with pictures on flathead block identification here: http://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25301
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:53 AM   #22
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I did a write up with pictures on flathead block identification here: http://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25301

Good Morning 38 coupe and thank you, I have a lot of reading to do later today ! In fact Thank You all for the help.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #23
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38 Coupe, May I have permission to post your list on another website?

http://www.goldengatev8.org/tips.htm
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:19 PM   #24
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Hello Everyone, I have a ford flathead and have been looking to identify the year so i can start to buy parts for a rebuild. the block has numbers C10144 X1 on the bell housing. The heads are 24 stud with nuts, the water pumps are bolt on in front of the block. The heads have a center water flow spout. The intake is three bolt. the distributer id front mounted. Just put it on the engine stand today so i don't have the bore and stroke yet. Let me know if any of this helps you figure out the year. I have been on many forums looking at ID numbers but my n umbers seem odd for sum reason. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2020, 04:39 PM   #25
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Welcome to the Barn. How did you mount it on the engine stand? It is best to NOT mount it by the bellhousing, they have been known to break. The normal method is to use the exhaust bolts on the side using an adapter.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:51 PM   #26
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Welcome to the Barn. How did you mount it on the engine stand? It is best to NOT mount it by the bellhousing, they have been known to break. The normal method is to use the exhaust bolts on the side using an adapter.

Here are two examples of the results of a bellhousing breaking while mounted on an engine stand like JSeery mentioned above. Not Good! DD








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Old 01-19-2020, 05:33 PM   #27
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generally speaking, flathead blocks do not have any meaningful numbers on them unless added by someone after it left the factory. yours however, starting with a C may be canadian. i believe vanpelts sales has canadian numbers too, perhaps it would show up there. you will want to see vanpelts web site if you have never been there, google it up
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:44 PM   #28
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Seven Cylinders, Flathead engines are not numbered, either cast or stamped, in a way to identify their year of manufacture. There do exist numerous physical characteristics that give a generational type ID. I really only know 21 stud engines so can not assist further.
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