Originally Posted by 930dreamer
Hello I went to a yard sale today, and there is a 1942 Ford flat head 6 for $1000, included are the radiator, tranny and rear end. 1- pre 1941 flat head V8 and 1- post 1941 flat head V8 $400 each. What are these worth? Thanks
Just saying "pre 1941" and "post 1941" really doesn't say much. There were variations in how many studs secured the heads- 21 (1932-'38) or 24 ('38-up), bearing type (poured babbitt until mid-'36), integral bellhouse (until '48) or not ('49-'53), and many more. There were flathead Ford V8 engines made outside the US for many years. These engines have yet more variations to them.
Unless you want to do a restoration of a particular year vehicle, the "8BA" '49-'53 engines are the best supported, I believe.