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F-Head Flathead Conversions - Photos

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by So-Cal Speed Sacramento, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. 28dreyer
    Joined: Jan 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,166

    from Minnesota

    Ramar 2 port.jpg DSC_0309.JPG DSC_0309.JPG This was asked in the OP's second post...

    "I have been told this is a Ramar for a Ford banger, but it doesn't completely match all of the information I have found on them. Perhaps you can shed some light on them?"

    "RaMar" was a collaboration of Joe Jagersberger (Rajo Joe) who's Rajo shop in Racine, WI, got funded by Max Markman to develop the F head for the Model A & B. Most of Rajo's earlier efforts and wide success was with Model T conversions.

    As you can see, the adds are dated 1931.

    There was a two and the 4 port as the OP has pictured from the Speedway Museum collection. Here is the two port and some advertising pertaining to it. This car and engine are part of a private collection in Minnesota.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  2. 28dreyer
    Joined: Jan 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,166

    from Minnesota

    Now here is a really obscure one.

    This is an Auto Engine Works, F head (exhausts overhead) complete engine that was made in St. Paul, MN by what later became Capitol Gear, maker of marine reverse gear boxes.

    It is not a conversion on a Ford T or other block. Supposedly a dozen or so engines were made. This may be the only survivor which is also in the Minnesota private collection. IMGP6919.JPG 08640004.jpg 08640005.jpg
  3. boo
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 578

    from stuart,fl.

    have some jigglers for sale
  4. revjimk
    Joined: Nov 30, 2010
    Posts: 89

    from Denver

    Speedy Bill's Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska has a huge room with nothing but engines, lots of these conversions. Amazing how many guys had their own little backyard "factories" back in the good ole days
  5. Trethewey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 46


    Does anybody have any info on that Harry Miller-Gulf/coffin-nose Cord 810-lookin' lakes roadster, in the black & white Dixon brochure? (Above, middle of page 2, this thread).
    Boy, is that car swell!
  6. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,509

    Gary Addcox

    I was always told that Chevy extended the hood on the '28 models in preparation for the 6 coming out in '29. Was I wrong ?
  7. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 1,565


    My dad's first car, a 1925 chevy, had open pushrods.
  8. Chev were always OHV

    @Gary Addcox, Yes the hood was extended for the 6 but the engine was not ready for release, so they did a redesign on the 4. The 2-port head and the side plates are the major differences to the earlier engines.

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