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Technical 59A Flatty. A good candidate for rebuild? It's full of sludge!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mart, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,527

    Mart
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    Hello! Welcome to Mart's Garage. In this week's video I turn my attention to the first of my flathead stash. Lets delve into this old 59A flathead and see if it is suitable for rebuild.
    People mention use of detergent and non detergent oils. From what I saw in this motor it lead me to form some opinions on that score.
    So sit back and chill while I get elbows deep in this dirty old flatty.
    Mart.
     
  2. Good o' reconditioned oil - 15cents verses the good stuff at 30cents a quart - is what it looks like it was running ! I'd be hoping for no cracks....
     
  3. Mart,
    Great video,,,,as always .
    I always enjoy your engine videos,,,,a lot of good details to help identify these old engines.

    Tommy
     
  4. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,527

    Mart
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    Thanks for the replies, fellas. It looks like a good one for some future usage.
     

  5. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 947

    Bearing Burner
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    from W. MA

    Sludge will clean out. Cracks don't
     
  6. That one spot is probably a casting flaw,,,,some have a funny line in there sometimes .
    It can easily be Mag checked there and see for sure .

    Tommy
     
  7. Jessie J.
    Joined: Oct 28, 2004
    Posts: 396

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    Sludged is far better than rusted solid.
     
  8. My best flatheads look like this…..
     
  9. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,527

    Mart
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    Thanks for taking the time to watch fellas.
    Bumping it here on a cold snowy Sunday.
     

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