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Motion Pictures Petejoe’s Garage tour. Day 3 Flathead Fire

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  1. Petejoe
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    Just a quick tour during my isolation. I built it 15 yrs ago. Enjoy! Rick.

     
  2. oldiron 440
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    Your definition of junk in your shop and mine are two different things, my work space is about the same size and I barely have room for the Fairlane. Lol
     
  3. choptop40
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    Thanks for the tour
     
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  4. 41rodderz
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    Thank you for sharing. Nice that you but forethought on the history .:cool: I wish I had a second floor .:)
     
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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    so, did truck run OK before?
     
  6. Bandit Billy
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    Wow, love the old house and the wash house. Thanks for the tour Petejoe.
     
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  7. Very nice! I can only wish that my garage was that well organized and thought out. The wash house is cool also. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  8. Thanks for taking us on the tour. Great work space.
     
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  9. OLDSMAN
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    Thanks for the tour. You have a great setup!!
     
  10. GordonC
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    Thanks for the tour!
     
  11. Petejoe
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    You’re all welcome. Thank you for the compliments.
    This engine is a rebuild, never started.
    Checked the distributer timing. All correct.
    Gonna double check the plug location.
    Engine is backfiring out of the front carb.
    Hasn’t idled yet.
    If it was all easy it wouldn’t be fun. Right?
     
  12. Flathead Dave
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    I was going to watch me some "Blue Moose Music" on you tube but this was interesting. Thanks for sharing your garage.
     
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  13. Jalopy Joker
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    back to basics - distrib correct with #1 at TDC - plug wires correct - vacuum leak - coil - if you did not rebuild motor pull valve covers & check top end
     
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  14. Petejoe
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    Distributor is correct at #1.
    With the front carb backfire, I have at least good spark, so the coil must be ok.
    Going back over the wire placement today.
    Along with checking for proper spark in all the holes.

    The 48 flathead distributor rotation is counter clockwise. I did install a new rotor and cap on a known working MSD distributor.
    Boy I hope I don’t have to remove the heads (not valve covers) on this.
    Here’s the first (no fire video) with a small front carb backfire.
    Day 2 in the Garage....

     
  15. Jalopy Joker
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    not a flathead guy - motor not even trying in video - maybe start new thread asking for ideas to get it going
     
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  17. KJSR
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    Thanks for taking the time to post! Cool collection
     
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  18. I remember when you built that shop. Very nice.
     
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  19. Petejoe
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    1941815D-0233-44A9-9760-82601D9E9712.jpeg I’m a dumb ass dyslexic.
    Knowing these distributors run counter clockwise I decided to install my plug wires clockwise.
    I got frustrated with the MSD and was getting ready to install a stock unit.
    Look what I noticed.

    View attachment 4627554


    Flat first fire.


     
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  20. Bandit Billy
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    Don't sit in the truck with pliers sticking out of your pocket! :eek:

    Sounds like a flatty! I like it!
     
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  21. Petejoe
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    Better than a screwdriver.
    thanks!
     
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  22. v8flat44
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    Way to go Petejoe ! Awesome.....thanks for sharing !!!!
     
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  23. GordonC
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    Sounds good!
     
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  24. T&A Flathead
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    Sounds good.
     
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  25. Charlie K
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    Sounds good! Now all you have to do is put the headers on and drive it!

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  26. Petejoe
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    Yep!
    Tomorrow. The whole damn truck is vibrating with this engine.


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  27. Great tour - nice clean shop with consideration for the other half ! Like the crank up as well - who hasn't done the exact same thing with a distributor ! Great stuff thanks for posting - enjoyed it !
     
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  28. Jalopy Joker
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    back to the basics - check and recheck - next time you put a rear in front of camera please let it be rear of your truck as it heads down the road
     
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  29. Really nice home you have there and the history is really cool. That wash house is really something too.

    What area of the country is that? I must have missed it.
     
  30. Petejoe
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    NE Ohio, Ron

    Thank you again everyone!
    It was fun to share. Better entertainment than CNN.
    One more video coming up.
    It’ll be one back on the road terrorizing the neighborhood.


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