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906 ci v12 Seagrave engine project. Gorgons' Grave 906

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38FLATTIE, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. 38FLATTIE
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    I'm hoping someone can tell me what this engine weighs? I bought it for a future project, and there is very little info on the web about it.

    Anyone know where to get engine parts for it?

    I'm not positive what I'm going to use it in, so I'm open to ideas!:D

    Thank you.
     
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  2. onlychevrolets
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  3. Sorry buddy, someone beat you to it...
    This monster was at the pileup this weekend,
    And it was awweeessssssooooooommmmmmmmeee!!!!!!!

    It's what I refer to as "Flathead Porn"

    It's a beautiful thing!!!

    Good luck!!!
     

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  4. 38FLATTIE
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    I do believe that is the "little" (462) Seagrave, not the 906. I'm sure, though, if I'm wrong, that I'll soon be corrected!

    This is all great stuff, guys! Thanks!
     
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  5. flynbrian48
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  7. boldventure
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    Crimminy, looks like is musta cost a lot 'ta put that engine into a car, there weren't enough money in the budget fer paint!
    Oh wait it ain't a f___in' R__-R__, it just ain't finished....
    It is all mechanically complex looking and I do like that aspect so....nevermind....
     
  8. RichFox
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    There are not many engines that can make your flat cad look little. You done good at that. I am worried what will be next.
     
  9. Pir8Darryl
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    OH my GAWD!!!
    How would you time that monster? Where would you even buy a distributor cap for it????

    Looks WAAAAY cool tho :eek:
     
  10. I read somewhere that Pierce Arrow went out of business and that Seagrave kept their motors in production.
     
  11. 38FLATTIE
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    Rich, this will probably be my last build. After the flat cad, and this, I'll have sucessfully spent all of my kids inheritence!Lol!

    I would still like to know the weight, if anyone knows. Also, a source for engine parts.
     
  12. Ramblur
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    I'm thinkin the Pierce Arrow dual ignition,four valve,"6" would be easier to
    package...:p

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. 40 & 61 Fords
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    That model A is Bob Bendtsens. He's the guy the makes the trans adapters to fit the early motors to late transmissions. He has a HUGE collection of cool oddball motors. The model a used to have a Lincoln V-12 flathead in it!
     
  14. 38FLATTIE
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    Haha! I guess I wasn't looking for easy, just 906 cubic inches!
     
  15. krylon32
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    Really cool motor, but you'd wanna make sure it didn't fowl the plugs, it'd break ya.
     
  16. converseandbowlingshirts
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    I wanna see the video! Or, more accurately, hear it run.
     
  17. boldventure
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    Me too, me too!:p
     
  18. I don't remember seeing those on the one good engine weights list. You might be best off weighing your truck with it loaded and then with it empty, on a truck scale somewhere.
     
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  20. 38FLATTIE
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    I think it will be a while before I have it running, although it turns free.

    Kurtis-I've tried the seagrave owners site for the weight, but no answers there.

    Here are a few pics. I just bought it last night, and need to pick it up. I won't be using the truck, just the engine.:cool:
     

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  21. flynbrian48
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    Just an observation, but does that look like a little much for a 2x4 tube frame?
     
  22. boldventure
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    That's a very KOOL lookin' truck!
    Tweaked into a super-sized pick-up even I'd like it and I don't like p/u/t's
    The Blast-O-Lene guys need to know about this....!
     
  23. tathataboy
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    Jeebus Chrysler. I think the Coulee Dam is missing a generator. I think you found it.
     
  24. gahi
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    That truck would make an awesome car hauler.
     
  25. 38FLATTIE
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    Hey, I was gonna use heavy-wall! LOL!
     
  26. scottprop
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    I saw that truck on ebay, and thought it was cool as shit. Gonna be a lot of work, but that engine will make a cool powerplant for something, thats for sure. Good luck.
     
  27. Can I get the grill and mabey half of the fenders????
     
  28. A few weeks ago at goodguys chicago / joliet show there was a crazy chevy truck with a huge v-16 gmc truck motor in it. It had 4 "348 or 409" heads on it!!!!
     
  29. jimi'shemi291
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    Man, FUN thread! Unclee is right. Pierce-Arrow was selling their able V-12 to other companies in the early '30s, INCLUDING the Seagrave fire engine company of Parsons Avenue in Columbus, Ohio (ask me how I know that. LOL).

    When Pierce went under in the mid-'30s, the directors SOLD the V12 design outright to Seagrave, which continued to build bigger AND BIGGER versions for decades. In fact, Seagrave was the ONLY U.S. fire enigne maker still using a gasoline enigne by the time they stopped making the old Pierece-based V-12 in '69 or '70.

    If I am not mistaken, the Pierce and the Seagrave versions were both DUAL-ignition, too.
     
  30. boldventure
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    Do a serach here or on Google for "Twin-Six" ifin' 'ya want more info...
     

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