Just sent home a 26 touring going again after a long time down, Kind of a sad case. Everything rusted up. Looks like it was a nice car left outside after it quit running. We found out why, a broken exhaust valve. No, not an original two piece Ford valve, a newer style with split lock keepers. Took a long time to get the broken stem out. Not sure if it was related but it had stiff valve springs, maybe model A parts. Also the valve lifters are .500" diameter, model A also? Not sure why you would do that for a flathead. This car had a few things that suggest it was done in the 1970's. Belt drive distributor, bonded hard linings on the bands, Chevy generator, radiator redone with a real nice thick core. No boiling on a 104 degree day, no water pump. Had to show the owner how to drive it. He's not sure what to do with it, it may be looking for a new home with love to give it. At least a new interior and paint. It's always fun to start up a drive a long dormant old machine. Never gets old doing that.
If they could talk, I'm sure it would say "Thank You" !!
So Erik, any photos? Did you replace the valve springs? Sounds like an interesting story!
I replaced all the springs and had to use a 351 Windsor valve to replace the broken one. The seat was real beaten up. This car was very resistant at first, but finally gave in and went home happy.
Erik I know that feeling and it feels good