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Old 09-20-2018, 08:56 PM   #1
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Well got a 42-47 project from grandpa he saved it from a tree line 15+ years ago. Six cylinder is locked up, got to buying before I had any idea what flatheads really are. Long story short bought a running 8ba and radiator out of a car need to know what hogs head and transmission I need to look for. From all the reading I have been doing I think I need a 49-53 ford truck hogsheads and trans?

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Old 09-21-2018, 01:27 AM   #2
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Transmission is the same.
You need the bellhousing and starter plate from an 49-53 truck 8RT (cast iron).
There are several more pieces that needs to be adressed...and moved around to make it work.
Donīt remember exactly what is needed on a 42-47 but on a 48-50 you need to move the radiator and need the upper and lower sheetmetal piece there.
Battery tray is on opposite side so need one of thoose.
New front exhaust pipe...
Wiring harness needs work since solenoid is moved.
Accelerator linkage is different.
Have fun with your new project and post some pics.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:00 AM   #3
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Is the donor transmission a column shift? I would also check the motor mount locations. May need to buy truck water pumps.

Can you share any pictures?
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:56 AM   #4
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Not sure that the 6 was original to the truck it (it was a 6 from factory) the head says OHA 6050. The motor mounts, radiator sheeting, battery mount I’m sure I can have someone help me fab. Most of the wiring still on the 8ba they where going to a 302



Just got to work I will try to post a pic of the truck and I have a pic of the transmission later

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Old 09-21-2018, 08:12 AM   #5
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This is a pic of the transmission currently in the truck will the 8rt bellhousing work for this?
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:31 AM   #6
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That doesn’t look like a 42-47 V8 transmission. You said it had a six originally?
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:34 AM   #7
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Don't think you can adapt a 6 transmission to a V8.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:35 AM   #8
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OHA on the head denotes a 1950 series "H" 226.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:53 AM   #9
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Some bellhousing information.

http://www.wilcap.com/flathead.html
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:11 AM   #10
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Everything I have read must only apply to v8s. I will be going next week sometime to a farm that’s has acres of trucks don’t know years yet. Looks like I will try to find a 49-53 8rt Hogshead and transmission I’m gathering that would be best for the 8ba. What would that transmission and hogs head be worth before I head 2 hours away? Thanks guys
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Are you going with a three speed or four speed?
Floor or column shift?
If you can find an open drive 1/2 Ton three speed you will not need a hogs head, just a bell housing for 8BA
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No idea on transmission prices, hogshead are around $150 on ebay.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:10 AM   #13
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why not see what the 6 cyl. needs to get it to at least turn? may be just a stuck valve or two.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:22 AM   #14
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The 226 is a good engine for a pickup, and the three speed will make it a good driver unless you need a stump puller.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:52 AM   #15
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where are you located? there may be some fordbarners nearby with a v8 truck so you would have a go by.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:03 PM   #16
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Donít plan on getting ride of the 6 but just setting it aside and someday rebuilding. V8 thing is just a project for grandpa and I heís really into the 8 so Iíd like to do that with him. He just doesnít remember a lot of details from when he worked on them in his youth so we turned here for advice.

Hereís a pic of when I pulled it home from his shed.
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Where is the distributor located on the 6? Front of the engine or driver's side?
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:31 PM   #18
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I looked in the Ford parts book and Hollander interchange and they both show the same transmission for 6 and 8 cylinder. I've never seen a trans like the one pictured above.
The bed looks like 1948 or a little later.



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Old 09-21-2018, 12:32 PM   #19
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Drivers side
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:36 PM   #20
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I looked in the Ford parts book and Hollander interchange and they both show the same transmission for 6 and 8 cylinder. I've never seen a trans like the one pictured above.
The bed looks like 1948 or a little later.



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Ya I thought I had this figured out till yesterday when I pulled the motor and seen that. ya your right about the box never noticed

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