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History Bill Fisher's Ford Speed Manual: The Flathead Bible

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. Binger
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    I have this old book. It is very cool. it has a good section on banger motors too.
     
  3. Stogy
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    Very Nice Collectable bit of usable memorabilia...The Artwork is pretty darn impressive too. Thanks for sharing @Jive-Bomber
     
  4. 6-bangertim
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    WOW... all these years I thought Cali Bill was a stanch stovebolt guy, never knew he went to the DARK side! :p

    I have his 'gray book' from the same time period, lots of good Chevy anf GMC six info, including a section on Buick 8's! The book begins with dyno testing a 216 - bored out to 232". They were surprised that with STOCK equipmet, the engine didn't reach the factory's rated 90 HP, but only pulled 75 on Howard Johansen's dyno. Howard showed them his results testing stock 100 HP Fords - that they produced LESS than the Chevys... I found that rather amusing!
     
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  5. RichFox
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    I spoke with Bill Fisher at Bonneville a few times. Little known fact. He told me he hated the California Bill name, At the time he was in Arizona. Running a 200 mph 12 Port GMC powered Stude at the time
     
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  6. birdman1
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    when I was 14 or so, I bought a flathead ford book by Floyd Clymer. That's what hat rodders read instead of shakspeer. I learned a lot from books.
     
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  7. lucky to have a few of these mentioned.......
     
  8. Countn'Carbs
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    Bill Fisher in the middle with Bob Corbett on the left and Joe Umphenour on the right checking out Bob Corbett’s record holding (still) 12 Port dragster. Legends.
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  9. birdman1
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    i remember the guy named Bobby Meeks, built v8 60 HP race engine for midgets.
     

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