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Old 11-24-2020, 09:10 PM   #1
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Is there much difference between 38 and 40 sixty horse engines? Neither is a tin side.

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Old 11-24-2020, 09:21 PM   #2
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This link explains differences in the different year 60 HP V8's.

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Ford kept improving them so the 1940 has some good improvements. The late bottom end is the best of the bunch.
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Old 11-25-2020, 02:37 PM   #4
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Perhaps just a bit off subject but if you are asking with the thought of utilizing one of these in a prewar Ford, you may want to rethink that.
These engines are dreadfully underpowered. They are cute and make great displays but in an actual driven car? Yech...
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Just right in a motorcycle.
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Just right in a motorcycle.
No they are a bad choice for a motorcycle. Heavy no power. No good transmission. Donít handle. No resale value. Pure junk in a motorcycle other than looks. Cheers
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Old 11-26-2020, 01:10 PM   #7
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Just right in a motorcycle.
No they are a bad choice for a motorcycle. Heavy no power. No good transmission. Donít handle. No resale value. Pure junk in a motorcycle other than looks. Cheers
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:14 PM   #8
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Back in the '60's I had a '37 "Tin-Side" I was thinking about putting in a snowmobile (back in those days, 20 HP was about the most you could get). Some measuring and weighing put a quick end to that idea.

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Old 11-26-2020, 03:04 PM   #9
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Obviously never drove one.... Saw a guy selling one at a swap meet. I guess I was awed by the sound and the look. I've heard that can happen with a woman as well. Glad I only fell for the poser motorcycle.....
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Tubman that’s funny. I own about 10 v8/ 60’s & tons of parts. (Don’t know why) just more of my sickness. I almost have enough parts to build an NOS engine.
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Just right in a motorcycle.
A friend of mine, Dan (rest his soul) put one in a Harley about twenty years ago.
It looked like the bike was born with that engine and trans. Sounded so cool.
Yeah, slow as heck but the cool factor was definitely there.
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Perhaps just a bit off subject but if you are asking with the thought of utilizing one of these in a prewar Ford, you may want to rethink that.
These engines are dreadfully underpowered. They are cute and make great displays but in an actual driven car? Yech...

Also, if you do plan on using a 60 HP V8, and you put it in a car that previously had an 85 HP 221 V8, you will need a lot steeper rear axle ratio, or you will have a hard time getting the car to move.

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