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    Need help in getting 1950 V8 ford flathead runnung. Anyone honest good mechanic in SoCal that knows these motors.

  • #2
    Hey DMV Guy, WELCOME to the VFF!!

    Where you at in So Cal. I kinda know my way around the 8BA motor. I mean, I know how to make it spark

    I used to race one.
    Last edited by DaWizard; 02-22-2018, 11:49 PM.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


    • #3
      DMV Guy welcome to the VFF!!

      Posting your general location in your profile may also help you find others that may be nearby
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


      • #4
        Hello Da Wizard, Yes it has spark. Using Optima Battery and Auto Lite 216 . Tested and both have spark. It Fires up and I have to hold down the gas peddle and after I take foot off pedal it would idle high. Now a friend loosened linkage and messed with idle and now it will not even stay at high idle it just dies.
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        • DaWizard
          DaWizard commented
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          Piece of cake to fix. I love those carbs, they are so easy to maintain.

          I PMed you my number, call me.

      • #5
        North County San Diego


        • #6
          The motor was peppered by Dode Martin who just passed away. It has mallory dual points, a hot cam and 6 volt system, slow turning starter, new coil.
          It ran Great when my Dad was alive.


          • DaWizard
            DaWizard commented
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            Ok, no calling after 22:00 cause my brain goes numb, so call me in the morning after 08:00 if you can, I can walk you through what to do to get it running again, unless you have someone already guiding you now. Then, good luck.

        • #7
          Ok Thanks I did not receive your number


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