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Projects Flatheads still rule...

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

  1. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
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    Nice old woodie.
    The engine looks great. Going to be hard to hide that air breather.
    The valves seem rather loud???
     
  2. csebern
    Joined: Nov 24, 2015
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    The stock hood closes with an air cleaner installed... barely.
    The ticking noise you're hearing is actually the fuel injectors. They are noisiest at idle.
     
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  3. Koz
    Joined: May 5, 2008
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    My 8ba waiting for the machine shop and a mild rebuild for my roadster..... Crack free, (to the best of my knowledge,) '50 truck motor. Stock bore, no ridge. This was how clean it was when I pulled it apart. Waking from a 30 year sleep.

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  4. csebern
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  5. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
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    I was never a flathead guy, never thought I'd ever own one,,,,than came trog....curse you trog!

    Iv been in love ever since. The sound, the look and the simplicity.
     
  6. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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    Got a strong running 8RT with '49-'51 Merc heads on it and a new Carpenter carb. Not going to be needing.
     
  7. desoto58
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    from sweden

    wow..nice
     
  8. nutrocker
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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    Loving this thread.

    My two.

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    And the one before
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  9. mkebaird
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    Love those SU's!
     
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  10. Carguy48
    Joined: Nov 8, 2010
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    Love the flatheads! Still learning from this one. Screen Shot 2017-10-26 at 9.54.31 PM.png
     
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  11. csebern
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    Supercharged. Fuel injected. Doesn't feel like a flathead anymore.

     
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  12. sailingadventure
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    V8 60, not a lot of HP, but the car dosen`t weigh very much. 011.JPG

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  13. 1941coupe
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  14. bandoola
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  15. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
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    from Las Vegas

    5E24540F-2AD3-4D09-B6B1-37E9A19E0930.jpeg In my ‘50 Shoebox
     
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  16. So-cal Tex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
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    True survivor Flathead that was built in the late '40's is now in my '32 Roadster, 268 ci 59A block with a Merc crank, 8BA pistons ( pop up pistons) which I was told was a old school way to create more compression, Ported and relieved block, early grind Winfield Cam, Wieand F-R Heads, pre-war Wieand 2x2 intake like the Pete Hnderson Roadster had Harmon Collins Dual Point Dist. with two 6 volt coils.
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  17. JOHN H EDGE
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    Here's a few in our shop. The blown flathead in the 3 window was built by art chrisman and we even do 6 cylinder flatheads. Love em image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.png
     
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  18. 3340
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  19. TERPU
    Joined: Jan 2, 2004
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    Yes, they do have a lot of character, sound great, and are the period correct engine of choice for our early stuff. But the 4x2 Nailhead in the background sure makes me smile too. It's the era I guess. Anything before '55 has the feel about it. Not that I lament a good old SBC but they are a different thing all together.

    - Tim
     
  20. Bandit Billy
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    Mine, merc crank, 8BA, 471 Navarro equipped, ported and relieved...if its good, its got it.
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    It isn't just pretty, its pretty fast.
     
  21. Woodie
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
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    They sure do.! Here's ours. 284 cu." "H & H Flathead" New in the box. Going into it's new home. Ready to make noise.
     

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  22. "Nothing Better than a Flathead I Reckon "
     

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  23. 55styleliner
    Joined: May 11, 2015
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    My 286” Flathead. Love it and the truck it powers!! FAC0D635-AB82-476D-8A8B-6F9988129488.jpeg
     
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  24. 97
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    I wonder why that says more to me than all the polished shiny ones put together?
     
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  25. Dangerousdan
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    from Arizona

    Flatheads for ever!
     
  26. manitouguy
    Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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    manitouguy

    Here’s my old timer ‘34 21 stud

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  27. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
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    Yeah,yeah it was my poor attempt at sarcasm, in that nobody(nobody I know) could be bothered hot rodding an LB. I have always thought LBs were the late 36 motors with insert bearings , 37 and 38 21 stud motors were similar but did not have the LB cast into the block??? I could be wrong however as I have never bothered with any 21 stud motors preferring to sell them to restorers.
     
  28. The 'LB' was never cast into the block - and not always present on the block (seemed to depend where/when it was produced). Some LB blocks were stamped with a LB on the intake manifold surface - usually up by the front on the engine on the Driver's side front corner. Again - no casting marks on the block, bell housing area of heads (that I know of).
     

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