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Folks Of Interest Calif Flathead Builder - PICS!!

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  1. Jalopy Joker
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    had a chance to recently tag along with a friend to visit the shop of a 80's something engine builder. my friend has been trying to get his V8-60 going for a Bonneville run this year. But, found that engine developed a crack that can not easily be repaired. so, trying to figure best way to set things up for another motor to run next year. the block in the trailer was built 18 years ago for drag racing. the last pics are from the GoodGuys Show in Pleasanton, CA. enjoy:
     

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    too cool
     
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    more
     

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    Cool pics. I met a guy in Nampa Idaho that builds old flatheads out of a metal building in his back yard. My son and I stopped by trying to buy a model frame he had out front. Well 1 hour later after talking with the guy he takes us into his shop and he had flathead V8s and a bunch of banger parts with a dozen or so overhead conversions lined up on a shelf waiting their turn. He was at least late 70 and has bee. Building flat heads and banger every winter for decades and during the summer he was a truck driver.


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  6. Good morning to you too. ;)
     
  7. Very cool picz, love them old backyard shops!
    thanks for sharing..........cw.
     
  8. Jalopy Joker
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  9. Now thats some nice work!
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    That one is a full tilt drag motor. Its even got the water passages filled.
     
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    That is some serious port work on the filled flathead.
     
  15. fenderless
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    Very interesting stuff there:)


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  16. fiftyv8
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    There is a similar guy who lives out in Beaumont CA with a backyard shop of interest housing a lot of flathead Ford stuff.
    I think he does very little these days but the shop is all history.
    He has become some what of a reclouse I am told.
    I was that surprised to come across it years ago, I never did get any pic's.
    I am told he once was a hot rod builder of note in the Pasadena area way back when.
     
  17. Jalopy Joker
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    yep, places like this hidden away all over the place
     
  18. If you are speaking of a guy named Warren, he died a couple years ago .... he knew his flatties and had a shop full of goodies. Hella guy.
     
  19. Christom
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    Better than Santa's cave at Christmas time!
     
  20. Feo
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    Here's Rodger Nelsons shop he's in Sugar House. Salt Lake City. stopped by the shop before going to Bonneville 2013
     

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    Cool pics-Thanks Feo
     
  22. gordspeed
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    I think think the Saliva is going to short out my keyboard! Thanks for the great images. :)
     
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