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History Adams Racing Flathead?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Rusty Knutts, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Rusty Knutts
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    Guys I purchased a vintage full house (59 Series) flathead a few years back that has "ported and relieved by Adams Racing, W. F. Texas" stamped on the intake surface. I can see why they wanted their name on it, very nice work. I thought the W. F. might stand for Wichita Falls? Just wondered if anybody may have heard of them or might have any history. Thanks
     
  2. kidcampbell71
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  3. Pictures please.
     
  4. Rusty Knutts
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    PB300479.JPG PB300478.JPG PB300476.JPG PB300475.JPG PB300473.JPG Hope they showed up?
     
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  5. Elrod
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    I'm wondering if this is an engine that Paul Adams did with his dad. Karl?
     
  6. Babar40
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    Nice motor. Stroker crank, adjustable lifters. More good stuff to come I'm sure. Sorry I'm not familiar with the builders though.
     
  7. Nothing to add but nice....did a search but there is a RRR machine in W. Falls - a maybe ? Wonder when it was done ?
     
  8. Rusty Knutts
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    Wish I knew? The guy I bought if from found it in the back of a 48 Ford panel truck and that's all the history he could give me. I think it might have (or hoping) a 404 Isky but haven't pulled the cover. It looks like the radius lifters? Cam has the button on the end and was running the late 3 bolt dizzy. Some felt like the blue valves meant nitro? Posted on the barn a few years ago but no response. May never know? Thanks fellas!
     
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    The lifters are adjustable and radiused. See the little piece of wire that is bent over on the side of the lifter bore, that is the anti-rotation pin. You can also see the anti-rotation notch ground in the side of the lifter. Nice find, I am actually a little jealous that it is not mine.
     
  10. christmas tree
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    Isky radius tappets were not adjustable however Crane were. Clay Smith also ground a radius tappet but I do not know if adj. or no adj.
     

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