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Old 12-16-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default The Flathead Rebuild: Part 3



There is nothing rational about trailering a car 2000 miles to Northern California, pulling the motor, rebuilding it, and then trailering it back 2000 miles - all in the span of 10 days. There are so many damned variables working against such a timel...

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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....Ryan......thanks for all three of these great threads.....Big Bad John
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:17 AM   #3
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Glad to know it's all back together and thanks for the vividly painted picture. I feel as if I were right there with you guys!

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:17 AM   #4
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Way to go guys! What a trip, eh?
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:35 AM   #5
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Great story and awesome end result! Having the right people to help out in a pinch is awesome but having them be your closest friends what makes the story like you said. Those dudes are immeasurably valuable and you're definitely blessed to have each other in your lives.

One question? Why was your engine painted SBC orange prior to the green? Who does that? The reason I ask is my flathead is painted that very same color!!!!

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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That picture..."A boy and his car late at night" is sooo cool. If that doesn't stir your soul you are probably dead.

Thanks for the road trip. You are a lucky man to have such good pals. This hobby is so much more than old cars and shows. 4000 miles just to rebuild an old flathead doesn't make sense on the surface but it's priceless in real life. 10 days that will last forever in your memory. Thanks for letting us peek in.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:50 AM   #8
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great story and pics.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:54 AM   #9
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Sounded like a perfect ten days. Great writing and pics. If I would have knew you where going you could've took my flathead for a rebuild too. Thanks again
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #10
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Excellent write-up, takes us all there with you guys! Why did the engine go down in the first place? I think I missed that.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:12 AM   #11
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That's a great story and interesting to read with the morning coffee this morning. It's funny how some guys think that a 50 mile jaunt to the other end of the county is too far to go and you three don't bat an eye at making a 2000 mile run and taking ten days to accomplish what you want to.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #12
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.... and that what friends are all about.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #13
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Good friends, good story. Now....about that Isky Max 1 instead of Vern's "secret" cam...............
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:05 AM   #14
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What a bitchin week.... Thanks for sharing it all!!!
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:21 AM   #15
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In and Out Burger is good.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:25 AM   #16
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Great posts, all 3. Thanks for sharing with us boss!
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:33 AM   #17
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Cool trip. You wanna make a second trip and do my B motor?
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:51 AM   #18
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Default Re: The Flathead Rebuild: Part 3

more please.......
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:55 AM   #19
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Thanks.......keepin' the HAMB compass pointed in the right direction.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:04 AM   #20
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Verry cool Ryan, noth'in better than to hear Henry's best purr................
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