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1937 21 stud flatty, desirable? or?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lazlobassett, May 22, 2012.

  1. Lazlobassett
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    I've come across a fine running 21 stud flatty, believe it to be 1937. I think it can be had for $400 -500. I don't need it but I like flatties just don't know about the earlier ones. Is this a motor to avoid or a good one?

    Thanks!

    Matt
    Peoples Republic of New Jersey
     
  2. Ghost of ElMirage
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    21 Stud motors are not a bad thing for sure especially if it's runnin........... Nothing like purrrrin flatmotor throw on some smittys or porters and go cruise
     
  3. I would buy it! Mine is a 21 stud 33 block. What do you think? I am in CT. Let me know if you do not want it:cool:
     

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  4. Yep !!
     

  5. forty1fordpickup
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    $400.00? What are you waiting for?
     
  6. 510madmav
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    If it has water pumps in the block and has 21 studs it's a 37. I wish there was more speed equipment made for these. I have a 35 and love the way it looks.
     
  7. farmboyhotrodder
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  8. Atwater Mike
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    I had a rebuilt one in 1958, .030" over, everything new. It went in my roadster for awhile, just to get it running. When I finished my 5/16" X 1/4, out came the sweet 21 stud.
    My bud blew up the 59 AB in his Model A Coupe, so in went the little 21 stud. Installed a 2-jugger, (94s) and went from San Jose to L.A. 5 or 6 times...would do 70 with ease, just purr. Never a problem.
    I sold the engine to finish another big flattie, later regretted it.

    I have one I need to tear down, first I'm going to soak it in some diesel for a week. It's been outside 'forever'...

    510MadMav:
    Right on about the scarcity of speed parts for these, Red's Headers still has bearings, and I think some regrind cams...but heads were being re-popped by a gent from Livermore, Sharp I think. Not cheap. ($800 or so)
     
  9. Saxon
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    You can also use the earlier heads and use water pump blockoff plates, if one desired to do so.


    or mill the stock head.
     
  10. Lazlobassett
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    Guess I'll have to go have a look. Picked up a '30/1 roadster a little bit ago, it was a rod back in the day, wish it could talk.... might be an easy thing to set in there. It would be ugly but I am more comfortable in ugly... I'll go see whats what with it and let you all know with some pix. Thanks!
     
  11. Jim
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    Ugly?
     

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  12. It is a good engine. Put block off plates where the water pumps go and bolt on '32-'36 stuff to run in an earlier car. Has insert bearings. If you want to hop it up the speed equipment is scarce and expensive compared to the 24 studs.

    Charlie Stephens
     
  13. Slick Willy
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    Ugly!
    [​IMG]

    Bored .020" over (for now), dual 94 carbs on an offy intake, shaved NOS aluminum heads! ~Love it!:D
     
  14. rld14
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    Good running flathead for $4-500? Damn, you suck!

    If you don't want it.. I'm in Jersey too :D
     
  15. olie olssen
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    Got a fresh rebuilt one in my garage out of a 41. Bought one back in high school and put it in a 1951 Vickey. Paid 15.00 dollars for it and drove it to Mexico for a tuck in roll at 65 mph. It never missed a beat and ran as smooth as a old Singer. What a great motor. Buy it Olie Olssen
     
  16. Lazlobassett
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    To clarify, my roadster is UGLY. Fits in here real well....
     
  17. Lazlobassett
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    Er, no, I don't suck either, sorry. used to date a go-go dancer, she would give bj's to my friends if I asked her to. Special girl there.
     
  18. 40FordGuy
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    $400 , and it runs great ? And you didn't grab it in an instant ?????? Go get that critter ..........

    4TTRUK
     
  19. Lazlobassett
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    wel, the guy is asking 650 but I figgure cash talks, right? and he is taking a '35 pick up and rodding it, or something, seems to me like it allready had what a good rod needs.... anyway it's takng up space in his shop and has to go. I'll get over there in the next day or so and see whats what. Will post pix and maybe utube a video of it, if I can work that out.

    Cheers!
     
  20. jamesdmikesell
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  21. I really doubt that you have a 21 stud flatty from a 41,,,
    go out and count your head bolts again.
     
  22. zgears
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  23. Lazlobassett
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    Wow, that's Cool!
     
  24. Lazlobassett
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    Here's a couple of pix of the Ugly Roadster. It has a old drop axle, split bones, and some old weird aluminium finned steering box. man if this thing could talk!
     

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  25. Lazlobassett
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    Well, tomorrow is the day. I bought the motor, radiator and 4 artillery wheels with tires, gave 800. for the lot. Pics tomorrow. Thinkin it'll all go into the ugly roadster, which will be slightly less ugly when it hits the streets, I hope...
     
  26. GassersGarage
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    21stud, here on the Hamb, runs one in his '34 Coupe. I was following him in my '31 A running a 283, my was he flying.
     
  27. Lazlobassett
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    Well, Its home. Got pix. Motor is complete, carby starter all set. Nice radiator, needs a new neck, the guy cut it off thinking he was gonna use it for something?

    Came with 4 '36? steelies with tires and trim rings, see pix. I put the tires on my A with the trim rings, ran a fwe miles then it broke the crank. happy days turned to total crap, but that in another thing entirely. Might post pix & thread about that but... well... that is a tender thing for me right now.
     

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