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Technical New to flatties

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kj714, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. kj714
    Joined: Aug 4, 2010
    Posts: 7


    Not long ago, I got my first flathead. Started & ran for a minute okay, but it has a head gasket problem, the affected cylinder is pitted pretty bad. Looks like a rebuild.

    A few days later and I have another flathead. Now I have two flatheads.

    Not sure how this ends :)

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  2. This car shit DOESN'T end! It drags out forever and consumes every available dollar! Don't fight it, it's just the way it is!
  3. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,834

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Resistance is futile.
  4. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,420

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Down the rabbit hole you go.
    Good luck!!
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  5. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 467


    Looks like you got a nice replacement. And as mentioned it doesn’t end and fighting it only makes it worse.
    also it looks like your original engine has been sleeved. Or at least the two cylinders in the pic. It’s not the end of the world but it may be some of the problem when you go to use it for the next project.
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  6. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 3,017


    Keep an eye on those flatties.
    Next thing you know, they've invited all their friends to come hang out.
    Y-blocks are social animals. I started with one, now there's 6 of them in the shed.
    They're like stray cats... they multiply, too.
  7. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 467


    Don’t get me started with first gen Hemis. I have 6 and named my dog Hemi. Only have one flatly in the shed but it is getting lonely.
  8. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,602


    Seems to be a common problem no matter what brand, but the rarer the brand the worse it gets...
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  9. But hey.... keep us posted, because as 'they' say: Misery loves company!
  10. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,630


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