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Hot Rods Flathead buy? With photo

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Labhis, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Labhis
    Joined: Jun 25, 2016
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    Labhis

    Screenshot_20181228-105029.png Screenshot_20181228-105407.png Just saw this photo photo of two flatties for 600$. Used as orchard fan motors. Getting excited thinking about it. Here's a photo. Sight unseen, what would you do? Jump and risk it?
     
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  2. razoo lew
    Joined: Apr 11, 2017
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    razoo lew
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    from Calgary

    Are you building one or are you planning on flipping them? While six hundred bucks is cheap, two cracked blocks with stock parts is not worth much to anyone else.
     
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  3. Labhis
    Joined: Jun 25, 2016
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    Labhis

    Maybe build one and flip one. I've seen piles of rusted flatties go up for 400 around here all day long. Being orchard motors I woukdwou think they had a ton of time on them or run all that hard.
     
  4. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
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    I'd want some more information. They look like 24 stud motors, but the pictures are not that good, so I can't be sure. I'd also like to known if they were 59 series or not. All in all, I'd probably buy them in any event, as the engine stands and radiators alone are probably worth a couple hundred bucks by themselves. Given their use, I'd say they are probably a better bet than something sitting in a field or in a car with no hood.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
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  5. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
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    Yeah...but they probably spent their entire life outdoors in the environment. Without puling the heads you have know idea what your purchasing. How many days weeks or months went by when someone forgot to close the hood on them.
     
  6. Labhis
    Joined: Jun 25, 2016
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    Labhis

    They are 59AB motors.
     
  7. Labhis
    Joined: Jun 25, 2016
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    Labhis

    Screenshot_20181228-113451.png Screenshot_20181228-113444.png Screenshot_20181228-113437.png Some more
     
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  8. Is that one of those big 4 speed truck gearboxes ?
     
  9. Labhis
    Joined: Jun 25, 2016
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    Labhis

    Inthink it is. Couldn't find much about it.

    Oit-7006 stamped in it
     
  10. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    A buddy got one out of a grove wind machine. 59 series with a truck 4 speed shifted into 4th gear. Clutch looked brand new since it was never used. He put the engine in his '30 Model A Tudor and I put the trans in a '40 ton and a half I had. Both the engine and trans were in great shape.
     
  11. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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    51504bat. Yea those appear to be wind machine frames. I had one from Mentone and it had a 59 on the bell but seemed to be one of the replacement/industrial engines produced after WWII and had more cracks than the slow lane on the I-10, oh they are fixing those!!
     
  12. Jalopy Joker
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    hope that they are not from a lemon orchard
     
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  13. 29AVEE8
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    Lemons grow in a grove. Peaches and apples grow in an orchard. :)
     
  14. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    I wouldn’t buy them.
    You have no idea if they are good blocks.
    The odds are against you.
     
  15. junkman8888
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
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    Hey!, you're supposed to be chopping a T-Bird! Looking at other stuff is only gonna get you sidetracked!
     

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