I was looking at the carbs that are mounted and discovered they are Ford model 59. Research revealed that they are a 2 bbl unit used on 46-48 flathead V8 engines. Imagine 4 bbl of carburation feeding a 4 cyl engine, how intense.
There was also a set of old pistons in the boxes I brought home. Could it be that new "high compression" pistons were installed?
Who knows maybe the compression has been boosted beyond the 4.5 to 1 that the factory offered to something more reasonable. What a thrill to have more than the factory 35 HP. Can you imagine the excitement of perhaps 40 neck snapping horsepower!!!
I'll have to pull the plug next and see if I can make any discoveries. Does anyone have any tricks to take pictures inside the chamber without a scope?