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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Austin kays, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Austin kays
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    Well I’ve got a bit of a story. I found some decent 21 stud aluminum heads online I think they could probably use a re surface but usable as is so I got a hold of the local fella in my small town he’s got a small machine shop and said he’ll see what we can do with them. Turns out he’s a hotrod guy too check out this neat neat head he has. Hotrodding introduces you to the neatest folks IMG_8230.JPG IMG_8227.JPG


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  2. Cool build! Love your "shop" too. Very traditional.
     
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  3. Austin kays
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    Appreciate that @Rocky only the finest dirt floors over here haha.


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  5. Austin kays
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    In the heap of parts I bought I got a new intake manifold gasket and a couple 94 gaskets for the carbs. Does anyone know what type of head gasket would be best to use on this I’ve read a few different things but curious to what you guys do.( that still like these old turds) (flatheads that is )


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  6. Austin kays
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    IMG_8370.JPG Well there’s half the motor on my table haha ;) glad to have it all here now. Gonna need a few odds and ends but over all I’m happy with my new aluminum treasures. Gonna start polishing here soon. If anyone wants to chime in with some beginners dos and donts I’m all ears.


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  7. saltflats
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    Don't the head gaskets need to fit the quench and piston to head clearance ?
     
  8. Austin kays
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  9. Austin kays
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    I was talking about polishing the exterior just a heads up ;) haha get it that’s corny


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  10. Budget36
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    I had a small aircleaner like you showed above on my flathead, single carb, dang thing fely like I was always into the throttle. After doing something, don't recall what, I drove off w/o the aircleaner on it. It was like driving a new truck. I modded up a normal size air cleaner for it, ran so much better. I suspect the little one restricted flow, but look into it before spending money on them.
     
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  11. Austin kays
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    Will do I really liked just the edmunds “bird cage” it says you can fit a K&N filter jn there. I imagine there’s a few that will fit. Thanks for the heads up anyhow! Those things aren’t on the cheaper side by any means.


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  12. Budget36
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    Been some time, but the stock-ish 221's and 239's I had, wasn't anything to think about quench, just valve to head contact.
     
  13. Austin kays
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    This motor originally came out of a passenger car(which came with aluminum heads in 34’) and had its aluminum heads removed because of corrosion and iron ones fitted to it when it was over hauled by consolidated engine rebuilders back in the 50s or that’s what the tag says anyway. So I don’t think I should run into any trouble


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  14. saltflats
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    Then set it as close as in limits. The better the pop the better the fun.
     
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  15. Austin kays
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    Good call. I forgot I put something up top about head gaskets. Haha Thanks for the reply! I’ll get it to squeeze as much as I can. I’m sure this old flathead could use all the help it could get


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  16. Austin kays
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    IMG_8386.JPG IMG_8388.JPG IMG_8385.JPG IMG_8387.JPG well popped the heads off the Flatty today gotta say I’m pretty happy took about 20 mins to do one head. And looked really clean inside I don’t imagine there’s many miles on it after the rebuild was done years ago. I may have lucked out.


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  17. Tim
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    Looking good. I’m excited to see this thing cackle once more. Been to long!

    maybe we can park our A’s next to each other at pete and Jakes next spring
     
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  18. Austin kays
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    Hey that would be a sight! @Tim I’m definitely ready to have it running


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  19. Tim
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    You get yours running and I’ll get mine so it’s got something other than clamps and gravity holding it together lmao
     
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  20. Austin kays
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    Yeah I think mine has all the bolts....


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  21. Tim
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    Or it’s just welded lol
     
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    IMG_8138.JPG
    Man, that is cool as hell.
     
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    Man looks like you are having a great time with your build! I'm having fun following along.
     
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  25. Austin kays
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    Hey thanks! I got a little distracted with my 49 Chevy here recently but should have more progress next weekend :) IMG_8935.JPG there’s my newest distraction


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  26. This banger head for sale??
     
  27. Austin kays
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    No I’m sorry it’s not.


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  28. Austin kays
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    738EFF93-7B60-4224-85CE-5C328DCF9714.jpg Put all the junk back on the engine. Didn’t want any critters calling it home


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  29. Austin kays
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    IMG_9523.JPG IMG_0515.JPG well found an old school bus seat for the rear and if I put just a little tilt to it it’s real comfy. However it is a little tight to sit in the front( pic for reference)


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  30. Tim
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    Think you might need to drill That visor haha. Looking good bubba
     
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