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Doug siperly    Posted 09-05-2019 at 19:20:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Block swap question
  • I picked up a 8N with a bad motor, its a front distributor model.I have a really nice late 8N block I can use , but dont have the dist. or any of the parts for the front of the motor. any reason I cant take everything from the front mount and use on the side mount block? Thanks Doug

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 09-06-2019 at 12:23:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • If you are going to swap a late for an early, you'll also need a new generator. I have one to swap -see my email - and I'll take your front mount distributor too. I don't remember what else has to be changed but should be able to locate the info in the archives.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 09-06-2019 at 02:55:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Should be able to make the switch. You will need the camshaft. I have a 48 front dizzy block that was changed to a side. Mounting holes for the generator will be on the wrong side of the block so check to make sure all will mount up

    Farmer Dan    Posted 09-06-2019 at 05:29:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • will the oil filter location be a problem?

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 09-06-2019 at 08:01:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Depends on which head is used or if itís an aftermarket head with holes for both

    Doug Siperly    Posted 09-06-2019 at 20:06:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the input, not sure what I am going to do yet. It is getting harder for me to work on stuff, I might just flip it. Time will tell . Doug

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 09-07-2019 at 03:19:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just sold a side dizzy block last month to a guy in Indiana. It included the front cover, cam and dizzy. Don't know if he will need them since his 8n side dizzy had a cracked block and that's what he was looking to change out. I might still have his number in my phone if you have an interest to change your whole thing to side dizzy.

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