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Mystery Ford Flathead Heads...........?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sm0kin joe, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Hi, i recently purchased some pre '48 heads for a flathead ford motor. They have "Hotton & Sullivan engineering" on them. They are a cool looking head that i would like to find information about. Do any of you flathead men out there know anything about them?
     
  2. Chris P
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    Chris P
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    from Tucson

    do you have any pics?
     
  3. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
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    Wecome to the HAMB.

    I assume you have a zero in your name because you were told the name "Smokin Joe" was already taken.

    I'm not normally one to hassle a person about their screen name – but we already have a Smokin Joe and he is pretty well known here. Thing will be a lot less confusing if you considered changing your username.
     
  4. no photos at present, sorry.
     
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  5. lakes modified
    Joined: Dec 2, 2001
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    lakes modified
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    So what do you want to know about them??. I have had a set of them for over 10yrs, sitting on a 59ab block. They made two versions of them also around 1949.
     
  6. bump
     
  7. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
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    NICE Heads :)
    Here are some pix , 2 different versions :
     

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  8. Digger_Dave
    Joined: Apr 10, 2001
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    The longer I "hang around" the HAMB; more and more I learn about different "BRANDS" of flathead speed equipment that I have never heard of. (even after being a flathead lover for 50 years; I lead such a "sheltered" life! :D )

    Were those made in the US, or .... ???
    Were they limited production??
     
  9. Dale Fairfax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
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    Hotten & (Don) Sullivan were engineers at FoMoCo back in the forties. Sullivan is somewhat legendary, having been connected with Ford racing efforts for about 50 years. The two conspired to build the heads right there in Motor City U.S.A. The complete story can probably be obtained from Harry McAuliffe in Detroit. He's not "CNC" but he probably wouldn't object to a phone call:313-534-5974. If it happened in Hot Roddong in Michigan in the past 60 years, Harry knows about it. He's also a dealer in Flathead stuff-usually has quite an inventory of original and off the wall. Sometimes Cadillac & Chevy 6 stuff too. v






     
  10. fab32
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    I'm not normally one to hassle a person about their screen name – but we already have a Smokin Joe and he is pretty well known here. Thing will be a lot less confusing if you considered changing your username.[/quote]

    I agree, it would be just common courtesy to do so. Of course courtesy isn't that common any more so I suspect the name change won't happen.

    Frank
     
  11. Scott Miller
    Joined: Jun 2, 2005
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    Scott Miller
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    from Tampa, Fla

    Wow. Those are cool. Check to link below...

    Klazurfer, mind if I add your pics.
     
  12. Bugman
    Joined: Nov 17, 2001
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    Remembert the big Otto contraversy from awhile back? We had an Otto, then a new guy signed up with oTTo and everyone was all in a huff? Neither of them post here anymore.

    Nice heads BTW.
     
  13. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
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    klazurfer
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  14. bump
     
  15. smitty city
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
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    smitty city
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    i have a set of h&s on my 29, you can find some more info on don sullivan and the heads at "the hot rods of dearborn/hotton & sullivan
     

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