View Full Version : Flathead ford motorcycles


Shaggy
08-12-2008, 03:36 PM
I showed a guy at work and he likes them, Been around for a few years but for anyone who hasn't seen it yet

http://www.honestcharley.com/honest-charley-flathead-ford-v8-motorcycles.html

jhughes76
08-12-2008, 04:13 PM
Gotta love a motorcycle with the rumble of a flatty.

Haunyawk
08-12-2008, 05:14 PM
No thanks Sir. put that motor where it belongs.

Bad Bob
08-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Here's one from GNRS...Seems like a waste of a good motor!

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/BadBob_2006/Bad%20Bob%202008/RoadsterShow162.jpg

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/BadBob_2006/Bad%20Bob%202008/breakfast095-1.jpg

eaglebeak
08-12-2008, 07:08 PM
What happens if it backfires?
Roasted nuts?

Ranunculous
08-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Two-wheeled hot rodded wannabe! Haa haa

vrod64
08-12-2008, 07:21 PM
That is COOL. Will have a Flattie in a 46 ferguson farm Tractor soon.

Bad Bob
08-12-2008, 07:23 PM
What happens if it backfires?
Roasted nuts?

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire....."

The Hot Rod Grille
08-12-2008, 07:23 PM
Honest Charley's Speed Shop had one on display at the NSRA Nats around 4 or 5 years ago and offered them for sale in their store. The one on display was painted black and had a springer front end. If I recall, it was priced around $20K.

autobilly
08-12-2008, 07:47 PM
Sorry, but I'd be filing this one with the " '55 Chev roadster" from yesterday.
I think that some things are better left undone. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Bad Bob
08-12-2008, 07:58 PM
55 Chevy Roadster? I must have missed that one....

filthy frank
08-12-2008, 08:42 PM
back in the 1970s, there was a bike shop in bell gardens,calif called unique customs,( shop was in the movie mask),doyle, the owner, put a big block chevy in a harley,and it was a two wheeler. sorry, i dont have any pics, allthough i was only about 10 or 11 , but when he fired that thing up, i could hear that bike from my house two blocks away.after seeing that flathead bike, it just brought back memories.filthy frank.

Rootie Kazoootie
08-12-2008, 08:49 PM
When God said: "let there be flatheads in motorcycles" THIS is what he meant:

40Standard
08-12-2008, 08:54 PM
I like to see flatheads in 8 & 9N tractors. put turf tires on them and away you go

Fenders
08-12-2008, 08:58 PM
When God said: "let there be flatheads in motorcycles" THIS is what he meant:

You are right... my first bike was a 1938 Harley, with a flathead... Harley motor !!

Shaggy
08-13-2008, 10:06 AM
Well my bike is a '42 45 bobber with a XA springer and i'm building a bored and stroked 45 motor to repace it that is gunna be 57 cubes with a KR upper, so yea i know all about the normal stuff just thought this was an interesting concept

BangerMatt
08-13-2008, 11:04 AM
This line on the site made me laugh.

WARNING: Riding motorcycles is dangerous and can result in accident, injury or death. Flathead motorcycles are not suitable or intended for all riders and conditions. Operators/owners assume all liability for safe operation and suitability of purpose.

Wow, riding motorcycles is dangerous, and you can get injured . .

What next?

I'm hoping that eventually there will be enough disclaimers on everything that all disclaimers will be removed and automatically implied.

Haunyawk
08-13-2008, 01:54 PM
Well my bike is a '42 45 bobber with a XA springer and i'm building a bored and stroked 45 motor to repace it that is gunna be 57 cubes with a KR upper, so yea i know all about the normal stuff just thought this was an interesting concept

Is that 42 a XA? Or just the front end? If so do you want to sell the XA Motor, We have one but the motor is in pieces. If you have a complete motor, I'm Intrested. We have a 42 with a flathead motor (harley) that has a holster for a thompson machine gun, which is pretty cool. Your bike should be real nice, post some pics when you get a chance.

Shaggy
08-13-2008, 02:09 PM
Is that 42 a XA? Or just the front end? If so do you want to sell the XA Motor, We have one but the motor is in pieces. If you have a complete motor, I'm Intrested. We have a 42 with a flathead motor (harley) that has a holster for a thompson machine gun, which is pretty cool. Your bike should be real nice, post some pics when you get a chance.


Just the front end, about 6 or 7 years ago i did know a guy that had a motor, but he moved

Heres my new 45 motor dont have a full bike pic right now http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=19665#post19665

TMcCrea
08-14-2008, 12:18 PM
How about a 12 Cyl. Lincoln?