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You are offerding on a 59 AB Ford Flathead V8 that I purchased from a retired new car auto dealer. He had the engine in his private collection. The previous owner purchased a 40 Ford from Barrett Jackson that he still owns and it has a later model V8. He bought this Flathead Ford V8 with the idea that he might change it back to the original style motor one day. After owning the car for a while he decided to keep the later model V8 and sold the Flathead V8 to gain room in his garage. I saw where the motor was kept and it was in doors in a heated garage next to an 09 Shelby Mustang, late model Corvette, and two collector Harley's. The motor was kept in a pristine environment. Here is what I was told when I bought the motor.
The motor was purchased from an associate of Dennis Carpenter Vintage Ford Parts across from Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. The motor was taken apart, cleaned, machining performed, and reassembled with the following parts and features: 1953 Mercury crank and rods, solid skirted pistons, ported heads, and a high performance oil pump. Back in the day Ford dealers also used to offer rebuilt Ford Flathead V8 enginesre manufactured at the Ford Factory. This motor was previously rebuilt by Ford in it's earlier life and has the re manufacturing plate attached to the block. The engines were shipped to the dealers on engine stands made by Ford, and I was told this motor has one of those original stands that comes with it. The paperwork says the motor is a 276 Cubic inch and it has the very desirable 24 stud heads. The engine also comes with a rebuilt Stromberg 97 carb and a new distributor with original style cloth wires. Also included are numerous gaskets. A copper head gasket set was bought from Honest Charlies Speed Shop and a full gasket set fromeitherFelpro or Holley is also included. The gaskets were bought in case Edelbrock style finned heads and a different intake were ever added they would be on hand. The gaskets are in great shape and in their original packaging. The generator, starter, front fan, brackets, and other parts, maybe a pump(s,), are pictured and also included. When I picked up the motor the owner said he turned it over by hand every few weeks and showed me the Roush Brand Motor Oil with Zinc added that was put fresh in the motor after the rebuild.
This motor appears from all the available paperwork, condition, verbal history from previous owner, and the environment where it was kept, to be a high end rebuild of the desirable Ford 24 stud head Flathead V8 that is so popular these days in restorations, hot rodding, and even high end tractor shows and vintage race cars and midgets. The motor is sold as is with noguarantees, and I am representing exactly what was told to me when I purchased the motor. I brought the motor home and it is in my heated garage. Based on what I have seen and know of the motor and the previous owner, I have every reason to believe it is a great motor that could be installed and running with minor tuning. Exhaustmanifoldsare also included, but their is a hair line crack in one pipe. If I were to use it, I was planning on using after market headers anyway.
I always wanted a Flathead Motor and bought the motor because it was so pristine and I knew the history. Unfortunately you can't keep them all and other projects, space, and family obligations prevent me from starting a build on the Hot Rod that I've always wanted to build at this time, so I'm putting the motor up for sale. I was told that rebuild motors with these parts and features can run upwards of $4500 and above. The previous owner has a receipt of the machine work and cleaning and assembly alone that totals over $2300 that was figured at $40 per hour. The $40 per hour figure is low because assembly and cleaning were done at the person's home work shop at night that works in the Vintage Ford engine business during the day rebuilding and working on engines. The new owner will be responsible for all shipping costs. I will crate the motor on it's original stand and deliver it to a local freight company (all the major carriers have terminals within 40 miles of here) for an additional $100. The motor will be bolted down on a pallet, crated and marked not to turn upside down. The weight shouldguaranteethat the carriers follow the "do not turn over instructions", but what the trucking companies do once it leaves my hands is out of my control, and I highlyrecommendinsurance if you have it shipped. I am working out of town periodically for the next few weeks and it may take me up to a week to get it crated. You are also welcome to look at the motor in person before offerding based on time available determined by my work schedule. Local pickup is also available and I have an engine jack to help you load it onto the bed of a truck.
Good luck offerding and Thanks for Looking!
**** I reserve the right to end the sale early if it sells locally**** Buyers outside the United States must get approval first before offerding****