A little back ground on this story is I was trying to get a fresh 8ba flathead to power my coupe. I made a deal with a buddy that has a low mileage great runner. My plan was to do the usual cam, heads and intake and hit the road. Well, I got a phone call with him telling me he is on his way to deliver the engine , only not the actual one we made the deal on, he'll tell me more when he gets here. He arrives and shows me what looks like another lightly used flathead. He proceeds to tell me his father pulled this from a car he was selling and put it in his basement for more than 25 years. Always planned to save it for a good hotrod. Well here is were it starts to get a little more interesting. My buddies dad always told him that it was a real hotrod engine that was built by a buddy that is kind of a big deal in local circle track racing and this was built like they did back in the days that flattys were the racers choice. Well that is perfect because my coupe was a jalopy racer in the fifties. So this does sound like the perfect powerplant for my coupe. My buddy's dads name was Harry Olsen ( H O) , also High Output. I am truly honered to be the caretaker of this hot little flathead. the crankshaft has had all corners radiused and every surface is polshed smooth.