I have access to a 1940 V8,trans,radiator, front axle and rearend out of a 1940 Ford Coupe.
I don't believe the '40 will work engine/bellhousing, although I guess anything can work with enough time and money. I think the later models '49/up. Redrock has what looks to be a reasonable priced kit. They even have a kit for the 4.3 chevy. I wish they had that when I started building my 2.8 V6. It would have saved me a lot of headaches. Awesome henry also has a kit for the V8.
I have nothing against the old flathead V8. Finding a good crack free flathead V8 block at a reasonable cost can be challening. What I liked about the V6 is you can keep the
8n looking like an 8n without extending the hood and radius and steering arms. It's a nice fit. Search 8n/V6 project in this forum for some photo of fit. Still a work in progess but I must get that done this year. With over 20 tractors there's too many projects that need to be finished.
The 305 should be an interesting project. Keep in mind that figuring, planning and fab work will be more costly then just getting a kit and putting the finishing touchs on it.
It was 15 degres out this morning so projects on hold until it warms up a bit. No heat in the barn.
Try Phil at redrock. I know he had them for the 4.3 v6 chevy but I haven't been on his site in so long, maybe now he offers others besides the flathead kit. The thing is to go with an older engine with carb instead of the computer jazz.
Would certainly be a eye catcher at shows, Might be a little to radical for my expertise. :sidelaugh
I just hope I hear from the N owner today, I ready to go fetch it.
From my files...Oh YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT would be a mill for you!!!!
I do remember seeing one in a 8N I belive.
You are scareing me Kirk!:sidelaugh
I think the flat head might be the best choice, I have a v 6 ford in a expediton. I would have to use the computer to make it run properly.
I spoke with awesome Henry(via email) he does ford engines only.
I havnt found a outlet for GM engines yet. I would need a full kit, ME prefabing is out of the question.
Thanks Kirk. I will search 8N v6