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FlatCad Racing's Quest for 200 MPH-a Cadillac Flathead Story!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38FLATTIE, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Voted today - keep em coming gang!

    B&S
     
  2. Marcosmadness
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
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    Marcosmadness
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    from California

    We need your vote! Come on guys, we can do this for "one of our own". This is important. Vote today! Last chance! And yes, I have already voted.
     
  3. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    38FLATTIE
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    from Colorado

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Thanks again to all of the votes and support!

    The votes count for 33% of the total 'value' Champion places on the entry. The rankings were based on video views, so it's hard to guess how the views correlated to votes.

    Champion will announce the 15 finalist on Feb.18. Thanks to all of YOU, I feel our chances are good.

    Regardless of the outcome, we owe a HUGE part of our success and fun to all of you, for the support and encouragement you have provided us.

    Thanks again!

    Buddy Walker and the FlatCad Racing Team
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  4. THANKS to the HAMB and to Ryan

    Yes, Buddy said it well . . . we are deeply grateful for all the work you guys have done voting and supporting the FlatCad Racing team. As we've said many times, we could not have done this without the HAMB (brought us together in the first place) - and for all the members that have helped us along the way.

    Now . . . we'll see how this ole' contest goes!

    B&S
     
  5. pops29
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    from turlock ca

    Hello All I know we have been quiet as of late, so an update is due.

    Buddy and Dale will be flying in to my shop this weekend. We will assemble the motor Saturday and finish up on Sunday, Monday off to the Dyno, Only change to the motor is we will set up 2 injector hats, one for Alky and one for fuel. and the other Dale the mad Scientist purchased us a brand new Mag !!!!! pro mag that is !!!! and this thing is a beast, It is so big I will have to modify the exhaust for clearance. Dyno is set for Monday the 7th -- to -- 9th , if you remember last year we ran the car on the chassis dyno and were unable to get any real numbers as we had a clutch issues. This time we should get real numbers with the new cam and Alky !!!! I say we will get 750+. I will post some pics as we assemble and Dyno. After the Dyno Dale fly's home and Randy fly's in to help install the motor and tranny and both Buddy and Randy fly home on the 12th to leave me to clean up there mess !!!! The only unfortunate thing is I normally only have to spend 1 week a year with these Bastards now they will be at my house for over a week !!!!!
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  6. LOL Have fun guys!
     
  7. fenderless
    Joined: Mar 31, 2006
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    fenderless
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    from Norway

    Good Luck on the Dyno guys:) Big numbers will be shown:)
    Oh! Will last years HP contest numbers be counting this time:D?

    K

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  8. pops29
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    from turlock ca

    Sure, whats your guess?;)
     
  9. fenderless
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    from Norway

    As there is no number out yet, I'll say 789 HP;)

    K

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  10. Flat Roy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    Flat Roy
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    Lets go for the big 800HP WooHoo!!!
     
  11. cowboyinachair
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    cowboyinachair
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    from colorado

  12. 64 DODGE 440
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    64 DODGE 440
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    Hell turn it tight. 825
     
  13. pops29
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    from turlock ca

    Good Morning all

    After a long 3 days of assembly and ripping a head stud out of the block things looked bleak for the dyno. Thanks to Lock-n-stich they set us up with a cast iron thread repair kit and all the alignment jigs to repair the threads simply and quickly. we finished the assembly Monday night. Yesterday was setup day on the dyno, We did get to fire the Beast !! just to warm up and re torque the heads and check its vitals. Today is Alky full pull Day !!!
     
  14. khead47
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  15. 41 Dave
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    pops29, Wish you guys all the best in your runs this year at Bonneville. This time I will be there to cheer you on ! being retired does make things like this so much more accessible. Keep on a trying Good luck on todays puls !

    Dave
     
  16. pops29
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    pops29
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    from turlock ca

    ok First Pull 4000 rpm -- 261 hp
    pull 2 4900 rpm -- 573 hp 614 TQ. fat as hell !!!! allot more to GO
     
  17. captmullette
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    no video...........uh......excuse me
     
  18. pops29
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    New run

    643 hp
    625 tq
    5400 rpm

    chasing fuel issues flooding still fat
     
  19. 38 coupe
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    38 coupe
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    from Texas

    And.... any update?
     
  20. We ran our best dyno run with 90% alky, 10% nitro - and 19+ lbs of boost. That was about 653 HP and 707 or so torque. We thought we'd pick up more at the top-end with nitro, where it really added was in the mid-range. The motor seems to top-out at about 650 or so HP with our current combination of stuff. Really makes a ton of torque at a low RPM - so we need to let it hammer the taller gears and probably shift at 5200 or so.

    When we upper the blower speed to 21 lbs boost, was making a hell of a run and we blew a head gasket at about 4700 RPM - killed two cylinders.

    Here is a link to another thread that includes more dyno info.

    Here is a a link to the YouTube video of the best run we made:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c12HEMcP4ls

    Enjoy!

    B&S
     
  21. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
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    I've been busy, and haven't been on the board for a while, and have a lot of catching up to do!

    First, I want to thank everyone for all of your support! It means a LOT to us!

    We ran on alky, up to 19.4 lbs boost, then added 10% nitro, and 2 more lbs boost.We only gained 13 HP, but a lot of torque. See pics-first pic is the alky tune we will run. Second pic is our nitro run. We'll run the nitro if we end up a couple of MPH short-kind of our 'Hail Mary' tune!

    I was disappointed, as I really thought we could and would top 700 HP. Still, the engine makes great torque, so we'll see what happens on the salt.
     

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  22. autobilly
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    Thanks for the update. The Flattie sounds nasty during the 500 HP dyno run on the link.
     
  23. 38FLATTIE
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    from Colorado

    Poppa Smurf (Pops29) has been busy, changing all of out 1" hoses and clamps over to AN fittings, cleaning up our plumbing even more!

    Poppa Smurf also did our discharge water manifolds!

    ......AND, the new steel came in for the upgraded chambers on the heads!
    Don also made a new water pump discharge manifold.
     

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  24. keeper
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    keeper
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    from So Cal

    Are the aluminum heads being retired?
     
  25. 38FLATTIE
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    38FLATTIE
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    from Colorado

    Hi Kevin!

    No, they are not. We are going to try and make new steel chamber pieces, and keep the aluminum tops.

    We are trying to accomplish 2 things. First, we want to see if the steel will seal better, as it won't expand as fast as the aluminum.

    Second, I have 2 chamber designs we want to compare to what we are running.
     
  26. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    I just installed my cyclone heads and wondering which spark plugs to run....

    The cyclone heads have the larger regular size plug holes.

    Pete-


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  27. 38FLATTIE
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    38FLATTIE
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    from Colorado

    Pete, NGK-5238, or R5671A-9 would be good plugs to start with, I think. I'm not positive about the reach the Cyclone heads take, but If I remember correctly, it's .750

    I hope this helps!
     
  28. 38FLATTIE
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    38FLATTIE
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    from Colorado

    Wow! I was only gone for a couple of weeks, but this site sure changed-wish they would change it back!

    We'll be at El Mirage this weekend, so I hope to see a bunch of you there!
     
  29. fenderless
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    from Norway

    Good luck at El Mirage:) please report soon:)

    K
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    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  30. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    I'm with you Buddy. But i always was against change. Guess that's why we run in the Vintage classes. Happy Birthday and do good in the dirt.
     

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