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Projects Finally I get my Flathead powered T Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by mctim64, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Ever since I was in high school I wanted a Flathead V8, anything would do I just thought they were cool. This was the late '70s and most my age didn't even know what they were but I had my eye on a 1940 Ford pickup that could be had for $2500 and in real good shape with a "Hot" Flatty. Well, I just couldn't sell my MGB fast enough to get the money (still have the MG BTW) so the truck went away and I moved on to other things.

    A few years back I built a 59A for a friend that was going to put it in a '41 Merc but then decided to go with a 302. So now I'm stuck with an engine and nothing to put it in. I thought about it for my Sedan but that had to have a Y-Block. After dressing it up a little at a time over the years I have finally decided to build a car around it. I don't have much yet but it's starting. With the help of Derrek Boling we dug up a '27 T Roadster body, I will use a Boling Bros. frame, I have a "banjo" rear from a '41 Merc wagon that I will use a home made QC built by Mike Moore in OR with an enclosed drive line.

    Things are moving along now so I will have more to share in the coming months.

    The one that got away so many years ago.
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    Mock up to show stance.

    Engine and rear.



    All together so far with the lovely Kyra driving.
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  2. Ric Dean
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 477

    Ric Dean
    from Central NY

    Go get-em I admire a guy that sticks to their plan and aspiration’s.

    I’ll be subscribing to this thread.

    I still have a drawing I did of a Flathead powered 27 T Roadster on Deuce Rails in High School Study Hall around 1955; even built a wood model of it.
  3. Congratulations,great project.

    I'm subscribed! HRP
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  4. swimeasy
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,067


    We have exactly the same interest. Good luck, my friend!
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  5. Good looking flattie....looking forward to the build. Tim
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  6. Great start Timmer
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  7. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 4,345

    64 DODGE 440
    from so cal

    Got to follow this one. Looking good so far Tim.
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  8. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,618

    1. 1940 Ford

    Your project has my interest, looking good.

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  9. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,257

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Very cool Tim, is that the same T body that was sitting in the Boling yard when I was there to load up my Y Block ? I thought it looked pretty good. :)
  10. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,735

    Marty Strode

    I applaud your choice on the QC, Mike is a great guy and his units are a work of art. Good luck with the project.
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  11. Yes it is Larry and yes it is. :D
  12. Thanks! I met Mike out at Bonneville this year and we got to talking about his "product". One good thing that came of Speed Week. :p
  13. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    Looking forward to the progress on this T project. how lucky can one guy get with all these kool parts and the lovely Kyra too. Oh that would be me with my T roadster and lovely wife of 50 years.

    Keep us posted Gary
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
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  14. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    dude...forget the T some more pics of the lovely Kyra!
  15. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,948

    T&A Flathead

    This will be a great build. Looking forward to watching.
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  16. Gonna watch this one!
  17. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,231

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Larry, U ole dog. And I'm not going into the T pic category.
    Great looking project Tim.
    Do I also see a rebuilt Y block laying in wait??
  18. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,941


    What kind of frame are you thinking of running? I was thinking of doing a build post as well. Maybe one day after I'm done. Really dig your start and all of your ford engines, vehicles in the background of your pics. I'm the same way ☺

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  19. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,876

    from Nebraska

    Another cool project... I'm looking forward to following along. Should be a fun little car when you're done!

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  20. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,278


    Believe it or not, one of my cars started with a guy giving me a set of head lights.
    Good luck with your project.......
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  21. 51farmtruck
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 884


    This is going to be a cool car. Anymore info on that quickchange? Tried googling him but came up with zilch. It looks like a nice piece.
  22. You know Im watching ...
  23. bambbrose
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
    Posts: 226

    from So. Utah

    The Y block man using a flathead. Very excited to see the outcome on this one. If the start is indicative of the build we know it will turn out great. Gonna take it to bonneville?
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  24. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,735

    Marty Strode

    I saw Mike at a swap meet a couple of weeks ago, he told me that he only builds 2 or 3 units a year. It's not a business for him, and more of hobby, and he doesn't take orders normally. I will try to get in touch with him, and pass his contact info to you. In the past, I have owned and worked with a couple of converted ones, his is "head and shoulders" over those old units from the 50's.
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  25. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
    from omaha,ne

    Cool as hell!Will be watching...
  26. rodl
    Joined: Jan 14, 2011
    Posts: 255


    I'm in Tim, I've always been partial to Flatties myself, although I never hotted one up. Not so little brother, who has one in his 32 Roadster utility, and it's been there since the late 70's - with a McCullough blower sitting on the top!
  27. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    Tim, another one..... really, and with a Flathead... really. You are going to get on my bad side, really. Watching with anticipation on this one as well. Get it done.

  28. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,876


    I like everything I see so far, looking forward to seeing more of this one.
  29. Here's a picture of what I want it to look like. I don't know who this car belongs to but I thank them for the inspiration. My frame will be a standard Boling Bros. A frame like what is under my Sedan except with a 2" drop in the front. As for the QC Marty is correct, Mike only does about three a year. I was lucky enough to get the last one for this year. Looking forward to getting it.

    And for Larry, here's another picture of Kyra. I let here help on the Sedan sometimes too.
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  30. Thinking more like TROG. ;)
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