In the mid '60s I had a '51 woody with a flathead. It was .040 over with a "3/4" Clay Smith cam, Fenton headers, Mallory dual point, with the two piece cap. It was dual life with four lobes and each set of points fed 4 cylinders. It had an Edlebrock 4 bbl manifold. I don't remember what the carb was except that it was an AFB. It was the one and only 4bbl flathead I ever ran and I loved it. Frankly I was tired of screwing with multiple carb linkage and matching and tuning carbs. I probably wasn't too good at it. The heads were shaved stock heads. I was working part time in a Montgomery Wards auto shop, committing to college about 75 miles a day with weekend surfing trips as often as I could go. This was my only car year round. It had a three speed with overdrive and a 4:11 rear end. It drove as well as any car I've ever owned old or new, a bit slower than some. Highway speed was fine and it did the Santa Cruz mountains as well a most other folks and better than some. I should never have let it go. Not a lite car. It had heavy duty shocks and over load booster springs on the rear. I have never been left along the side of the road with a points distributer. I have been stranded several times with HEI until I started carrying a spare module. When it works HEI is great but a street driven flathead runs fine with points. It was still 6v too with an 8v battery.