Early Ford V8 Swap Meet--Fitchburg, MA, April 19, 1998
I took pictures of these to get an idea of what sort of clearance is needed for Fenton headers. I stupidly didn't get a "whole car" picture so I don't know what sort of frame it might have. I have read that the later 59A blocks (originally 1946-48) provided more clearance, even on older frames.
I took this picture of an 8RT block (1949-53) mainly to get an idea of where to mount a modern type ignition coil. On the older engines, the coil was mounted on top of the distributor. My engine has an adapter plate and the coil is held on to one of the fender bolts on the driver's side.
I should have taken a higher resolution picture of this beauty with Barron supercharger and heads. Luckily I got a second chance when the same car was at a Mustang and Ford show in the fall. It's a 1932 5 window coupe.
All pictures taken by the author (well, the better ones were probably taken by my wife...)