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Technical Cadillac Flathead Chronicles - Tell Us How You Are Doing.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by fiftyv8, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2017
  2. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    fiftyv8
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    Sorry folks I had to change the music to stay on the right side of the law.
    I was unable to re-sync the sound with the video but still not a bad thing to look at.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
  3. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    here are those three links above
    thanks for posting!





     
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  4. fiftyv8
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    fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

    Thanks Paul.
     
  5. CadMad
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
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    CadMad
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    Looking for advice and suggestions. I have a 30 roadster cowl and some 4x2 and a welder. Soon I'll be tinkering on my spare 46 engine. It's got the hydromatic still attached which may have to make way for a smaller box. ?? What should I use?
    Can presently see no foot room if I try and use it. Thinking about squeezing it in a model a frame but wondering if I should add some length to the rails. I have a Frank Burrell intake. Got a small alternator ( sacrilege but fits perfectly) to fit the original bracket. Very early days but it's a start.
    Got a 41 346 in my 39 custom. FB_IMG_1485380306667.jpg
     
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  6. rshooman
    Joined: Feb 20, 2012
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    Where can I follow your Bonneville antics? I used to follow your thread to garner as much information as I can for my 1940 restoration. I did get the blower manifold from Collin, and an adaptor plate to put a 6v73 on it, but I miss all the ingenuity and cool stuff you were doing
    216-533-1146
    Rsuszter@yahoo.com
    I tried to find you on linked in, but could not pm you
     
  7. fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

    PM sent rshooman.
     
  8. ONE8SEVEN
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
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    well sadly i sold my 41 sedanette in 2015, it left a big hole in my heart but i got lucky this past Saturday at an auction and scored a 46 rag top :D[​IMG]
     
  9. ONE8SEVEN
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  10. fiftyv8
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    Sweet, what are your plans for the this Caddy???
     
  11. ONE8SEVEN
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    I found a really good body guy out in the Niagara region (Ontario Canada) gonna bring it down to bare metal and do it right. The engine is rebuilt but seized at the moment, i would love to build up the motor and possibly use period correct speed accessories, but only time and money will determine that :cool:
     
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  12. fiftyv8
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    Stay true to your dreams and you will get there in the end.
    Time and money both come and go according to life's demands...
     
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  13. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
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    This is Eric’s 47 Cad from Sebastopol, CA.
    It’s a pretty sweet ride!!!!! It has our heads on it. 8564B3F1-FCF5-407F-BE56-7AADA58FD162.jpeg DB2812BC-B8E2-4C58-95D9-7B97DCE0A858.jpeg
    8C5BA5F4-AA1D-486A-B598-3002805E2DED.jpeg CAB4F198-65A2-4D5F-9E09-5F48F3056D64.jpeg 2CBDFB84-CC2A-439E-8C41-A113FCA4319F.jpeg
    Lastly is our latest batch of Cads/Fords. Get em while they’re in stock!!!!!!!
     
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  14. fiftyv8
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    fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

    Here for what it worth, is a little video I made while confined at home.
    Not all that interesting to the masses, but may help somebody with decisions to make about their Cadillac flathead project transmission wise.
    If it provokes thought or you have something to add, please do so...

     
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  15. fiftyv8
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    fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

  16. Jacobrpest
    Joined: Dec 30, 2018
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    Jacobrpest

    Long time lurker, infrequent poster. My 39 Cad block is currently at the machine shop getting bored .010 to .050. I would not have gone so big, but it was bored out to .040 already and was seized when I bought it. I have read a little about valve relief in Ford flatheads and was curious what the consensus was about relieving valves on the Cad block.
     
  17. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    Fords are relieved because the valves are tilted down on the cylinder side and that looks like it restricts flow. I think Cads have the valves parallel to the cylinders and there would be no advantage to relieving a Cad.
     
  18. CaliChevyV8
    Joined: Feb 19, 2019
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    CaliChevyV8

    Getting some progress on the flathead rebuild. [​IMG]
     

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