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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by glmke, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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    Fat Hack
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    from Detroit

    Very cool thread...let's keep it going!!:cool:
     
  2. Lostlakesteve
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
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    Lostlakesteve
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    from mn

    I got mine in pieces and that is the way it sits.
     

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  3. Damn, that's nice.
     
  4. Fat Hack
    Joined: Nov 30, 2002
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    Fat Hack
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    from Detroit

    Anyone got the exterior dimensions of the V8-60 vs the "regular" flathead???

    You know...Height, Width, Length???
     
  5. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    Flat Ernie
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    smaller, smaller, smaller...

    ;) Sorry, couldn't resist - best approximation is 75% scale!
     
  6. glmke
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 789

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    do any of you v8-60 guyes know were to get spark plug wires?
    madeline 431.jpg
     
  7. Here's one I saw a couple of weeks ago

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    And the car it was in.

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  8. Gemini EFI
    Joined: Jan 5, 2006
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    Finished. Installed on engine, going in Don Konency's Anglia convertible.
    Gemini EFI
     

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  9. jcmn
    Joined: May 24, 2008
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    from minnesota

    I'm pulling together parts for a nostalgia t roadster and want to use a V8 60 with a 3-speed top-loader and a stock model A rear end. I've had two guys tell me the 60 doesn't have enough torque. Anybody our there running a 60 whose had trouble with it?
     
  10. Pete1
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    from Wa.

    I used to run a 60....
    About the best you can hope for on gas is 125 hp. (very expensive hp)
    In a 1250 lb roadster, you can scoot around fairly quick and look cool.
     
  11. Rob Paul
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Hopefully this will see the water sometime soon. I dont think Its been wet since before I was born... ROB

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  12. gas4blood
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
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    from Kansas

    Here's my '37 V8-60. Eddie Meyers intake, Offenhauser heads. You can see the tin sides in one pic. I bought it because it was fun to look at, no home for it right now, but I have a T or an A that it might be fun in. The trans with it is the small V8-60 unit.
     

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  13. A Chopped Coupe
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    This was sitting in tech at Bonneville in a 40/50's sprint car. The center exhaust was split and came out the regular place in the block and also on the top. The thing that puzzled me was that the top pipe was made of "Copper". There was another sprint car with an 8BA that also had "copper" exhaust pipes........................why????????????
     

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  14. superbell
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    I need a lead to someone that has a timing cover assembly for my flathead 60, HELP!
    Rick
     
  15. Hello , intresting topic indeed!

    Does enyone have not leaking waterpumps for that little bugger??

    Mine leaks like hell and allso cranksaft front seal is spraying oil = MESS!

    I just got it running and test drive it a littlebit....
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    Sneak peek to snowy yard... Car didn´t climb up the hill sut seems to be working otherwise ok , backtires just didn´t have a nough grip and i tryed to install ATV´s chains on it but (luckily?) they are too short....

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  16. fullhouse296
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    HOW....WHAT.......aaaand WHY ?
     
  17. Looks like one little bad ass ice racer to me!
     
  18. fritzz
    Joined: Mar 21, 2012
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    from canada

    i have the chance to pick up a v8,60,fully rebuilt,with edmunds duel carb intake,edelbrock vintage block letter heads,holley 97's,ready to run.been looking for a flathead for a roadster or coupe project,is this engine a good choice.
     
  19. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    No, not really. In my opinion, there's really only three markets for a V8-60:

    1) - Restored stocker
    2) - Midget Racer / Crackerboat (or some variants)
    3) - Transplant for smaller cars or oddball fits (early English Fords, etc)

    They're very heavy for what you get, don't make much power, and you'd be time and money ahead just to get a regular flathead - even for a light weight roadster.
     
  20. fritzz
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    fritzz
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    from canada

    any other thoughts about this engine?
     
  21. V860too
    Joined: Apr 20, 2016
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    V860too

    60 parts are out there.
    Just have to know who to ask.
    Like getting my hands on this NOS 40 Service Block was score
     

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  22. V860too
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    V860too

    Weak Little 60...
     
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  23. 1Guey
    Joined: Sep 10, 2016
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    1Guey

    A79FF097-4B32-4206-8EF2-39AD9C2CD3DC.jpeg I have a French V8-60. Can anyone tell me if there are any difference from the American ones.
     
  24. Dirty Dug
    Joined: Jan 11, 2003
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    V-8 60, the original small block, gotta love'm.
     
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  25. blowby
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  26. drtrcrV-8
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    If you are ever at Vern Tardels, there are at least 3 Model "T" Roadster Pick-Ups with V8-60s in them, & yes, they look like "factory" in that the scale of car to motor is about as "perfect" as could be desired!!
     
  27. the37thstreet
    Joined: Apr 12, 2012
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    My contribution the Ford V-8 60 tread. Is a 1939 Worlds Fair display cutaway of a 1940 Ford 60 and column shift trans. Keep this tread going. 006.JPG 007.JPG
     
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  28. Gary in MN
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    Finished in 2007, no speed records here but it is fun to drive. Gary IM001241.JPG
     

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