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Hot Rods Flathead Lakester ride along 181.814 MPH

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  1. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
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    Ran our lakester at the Loring Timing Associations event heres a link to the in car video of my fastest pass to date. The gas burning flathead is 295 cubes and supercharged.
    Mile speed 174.873 top speed at the mile and half 181.814 both new records.
    Ronnieroadster

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=wMDLLWO9nbQ
     
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  2. ROADSTER1927
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    Ronnie your link does not work for me, but WAY TO GO! Gary
     
  3. 51 MERC-CT
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    Try this--
     
  4. hrm2k
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    very damn cool.............congrats on the records !!!
     
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  5. Fantastic! Really good sound.
     
  6. Verry, Verry, kool Ronnie.............
     
  7. dragsled
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    Great video , Congrates on the records Ronnie,,,,, Tim Jones
     
  8. The37Kid
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    Congratulations! That is a lot more fun to watch than the last one. Bob
     
  9. seb fontana
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    from ct

    Looks like it takes off like a shot, I watched the tach the first time then played again and looked out the wind screen....Mid 6k?
     
  10. Nice!:cool: Think you can get the coupe to run like that?:rolleyes: That is one fine sounding motor!
     
  11. Awesome stuff Ronnie - keep flyin the flag amigo !
     
  12. sawbuck
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    from 06492 ct

    congrats...nice run !
     
  13. loudbang
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    Great results. Looks like you have the perfect tire and gear ratio figured out just below your shift point in the traps.
     
  14. edcodesign
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    Great job, thanks for the treat!
     
  15. Cusco
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    Great video and the sound is a m a z i n g !
     
  16. Very cool. Great job!
     
  17. Larry W
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    from kansas

    Love it !!!!!!
     
  18. fab32
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    You have to mentally scale back your thinking but just imagine the work that every component of that little engine is doing to contribute to what we see out the windshield. I would have been impossible for anyone involved with the original design and build of the flathead to imagine what their "baby" would become capable of almost a century after it's birth.

    Frank
     
  19. Being a flathead lover for 50 plus years,my senses tell me this engine must be a destroker or have some very light valves and flywheel to run up to 6,500- 7,000.What is the bore and stroke and what size valves and what cam are you running? Congrats on a very fine running flatmotor; nuf sed WELL DONE! Flatheadjohn47Texas 979-595-7324 cell.
     
  20. coreythompsonhm
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    Very happy that I am picking up a flathead this weekend. Thank you for the inspiration, and congratulations on the record!

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  21. fenderless
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    Thank you for the ride Ronnie:) Have you Limited the rpm to 6900?;)
    Sitting in a lakester With a roaring flathead behind is my ultimate dream...!:)
    Hope SCTA will alove French Blocks one day!?:)

    /K
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    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  22. spooler41
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    Thanks for the ride,awesome video!

    ..................Jack
     
  23. ronnieroadster
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  24. Atwater Mike
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    Ronnie...
    I ran a 4-1/4 stroker crank in a 59L block in '58. Bore was 3-3/8", (304 C.I.?)
    I had a Potvin Eliminator cam, Evans heads, (no rollers in those days! No 'good' springs, either.)
    Lincoln valve springs, Chrysler valves. Antique stuff. But I revved it just past 6K a number of times, (engine liked to get to 5800, but I was 'pushy')
    No comparison to what you guys do now... Congrats! And, thank you for the nice ride.
     
  25. That's awesome, congrats on the record. Got any shots of the car so we can see what it looks like?
     
  26. Lytles Garage
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    BITCHIN !! Drives like a Cadillac !! Congrats.... Chris
     
  27. olcurmdgeon
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    pic of Ron's car he sent me this spring image.jpg
     
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  28. HOTFR8
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    Well done Ronnie. I like the comment about the wild life reserve.
     
  29. fenderless
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    from Norway

    See that you have had important help from D.H, that makes us at least two;) Could not thank him anough:)
    Very valuebel help! What crank, rod, piston combo do you use? Have you considered Alky?;)

    /K

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    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  30. Nice! That really revs for a Flathead!
     

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