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Projects Flatheads still rule...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Yeah I like flatheads.. Merc crank and ross pistons for my coupe engine build.

    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  2. jamesgs4
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 253

    from denver

    saw this blown flatty at a local car show, best engine there in my opinion.
  3. 504640
    Joined: Aug 8, 2011
    Posts: 515


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  4. Ya I hope it's not the flatty for the chevy myself. It's going to love you for putting the right heart back in her. Nice car and motor. You could probly sell that chevy motor to @3windowlarry. Lol:D:D
  5. Flatty going in. sbc coming out.
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  6. There will always be debate as to whether they rule or not, but there is no debate on there longevity.

    There are certainly more 24 stud flatheads running around then there are GenI SBCs. Flatheads are Forever.
    LOU WELLS, too many fords and Stogy like this.
  7. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,471


    I love my flatheads. I hate my flatheads. My car's a female and definitely has an attitude.
  8. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 900

    from Florida

    So yesterday another Hobby Member car left the shop. 57 Ford retractable. Took up two Hot Rod spaces. Today I started to move some stuff around. Still have three more to finish before I can get back to my Roadster. I was sweeping the floor and turned around and thought this would be a good pic.
    Four Flatmotors, got to love it.
    Then I turned around and said wow, there's more.
    Went to wash my hands and found another one hiding in the corner.
    Can't wait to get back playing with the fun stuff.
  9. First flathead for me and is now between the rails.
    C69A block with C59A heads, original Edelbrock regular intake, barn find 97`s and a few mods to help it move the pickup.


  10. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,116

    big duece
    from kansas

    My french long block; going together one part DSC09732.JPG at a time...
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  11. mkebaird
    Joined: Jan 21, 2014
    Posts: 336


    '50 8BA with F6 rad/shroud, runs coool P1030048.JPG
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  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Here's my 21 Stud I threw in to race last year. I have some evans Script heads for it now but I think the plan is to yank the motor entirely and build a 284" Stroker.



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  13. Chevbucket
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 459


    image.jpg Flathead engine I assembled this year with Edmunds heads and a Potvin eliminator cam.
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  14. :D:D:D :cool:
    Sometimes it is a love/hate relationship with a flatty. I once had a flathead powered jail bar pickup. There were just days that I loved to hate the flatty in that old truck.

    This one is actually one of my favorites. it was just a daily driver.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2016
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  15. Chevbucket
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 459


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  16. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,695


    I have only gotten to be around for one Flathead startup..............this one !!!!! Yes, you do know the car

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  17. Not pretty!
    This is what they looked like in the early '50s.
    When they were used hard and put away wet.
    (this picture is last week, not 1952)
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  18. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,858


  19. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,858


  20. With the hard to find Wittek clamps on the fuel lines.
  21. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,228

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Still rule ,well yes in a way,I do like them a lot now an even own one with 2x2s etc. in yet another rod I'm building. But back in the mid 1950 ,as I was taking in the hotrod n custom car things going on,forming up my likes an dislikes. The thinking was v8 flatheads were the old junk an over the hill. Over head valve V8 was the in thing,Cady,Olds,or Hami,even Studebaker an Ford Ys. So OHV V8s ruled for about a decade plus,nearly no rods were built with flat set ups. Much later all but just a very few super hard core V8 Flatheaders then were joined by some that did start to like the older stuff. Point being there was a gap,we could say were they did not rule much at all. I do love my flathead now for this new project 1917Hubba,yet my old rod 28A I built in 1959 still has my OHV Ford V8 "Y" in it,with no idea of ever changing it.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2016
  22. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,858


    The crazy thing is when I bought these clamps, there was a 2 foot box full of these and several other box full of different sizes, but my friends were in a hurry to walk away from the booth that I bought these and several other sizes. Now I collect Wittek clamps.
  23. I have several myself and just found some for 3/8" hose
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  24. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,261

    Cliff Ramsdell

    59AB in my Model A tudor. Fenton intake, headers, rings and bearings. Runs good, drive it most every day if it's not raining when I leave for work, don't care about the ride home.

    Cliff Ramsdell

  25. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,014


    2016-05-31 19.09.04.jpg
    Just a simple little 276 going together for my AV8 project.
    Merc Crank
    Offy heads and intake
    3 5/16 pistons
    Potvin 3/8 cam

    Hopefully heading for machine work soon.

  26. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,608

    Ron Brown

    Tony is this your coupe....if so is that the stock A steering box Ron
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  27. Hey Ron,
    I don't know a lot about anything,
    but yes this is my car.
    The guy who put the frame together, ( It's a '32 frame),
    a good buddy of mine, told me it was an F-100.
    It has been there for 13 years! It doesn't look like
    the Model A Boxes I have had! There is no light
    horn attachment at the end of the box.

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  28. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
    Posts: 1,143


    [​IMG][​IMG]on an f100 box the steering shaft is on top of the sector,f1 has the steering below the sector,makes more room at the corner of the head. The one in my coupe is modified at the mounting flange,but goes through the stock model a hole in the frame.

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  29. Ron and Bader2
    Thanks for the input.
    Here are pictures of mine.
    This box whatever it is fits in
    the original '32 frame holes.
    Lets not hyjack this thread.
    P8240002.JPG P8240003.JPG P8240004.JPG
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