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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by =StreamlineDeco=, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. =StreamlineDeco=
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
    Posts: 177

    =StreamlineDeco=
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    More to come! Working on port matching the intake and getting some machining done on the crank. Cleaning and so forth. I'm really looking forward to polishing the intake up. Haven't had the opportunity to polish anything yet but I'll give it a shot with this. I read 'Eastwood' sells some nice polishing kits but if anyone knows of any other reliable (and easier on the pocket book) sources that would be most appreciated! I'll post pictures of my progress soon! Thanks for letting me share fellas!

    =Adrian=


    Happy New Year! 1939-err, I mean 2009 :D
     
  2. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,808

    plym49
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    from Earth

    Wow! Nice progress! Looking good for tthe new year!
     
  3. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,808

    plym49
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    from Earth

    Hey - what's going on with the rebuild? We've missed the regular updates.
     
  4. tathataboy
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 84

    tathataboy
    Member
    from Olathe, KS

    I've enjoyed your thread very, very much! I know it's been a lot of work (on the motor, not to mention the keyboard), and appreciate all you've done to share it.

    And I beg for more!

    I'll be working on '56 Plymouth with a seized 230 6-cylinder, and your words here have both put the fear of God into me...and encouraged me (by the fact that it CAN be done).

    Best wishes either way,
    Mark
     
  5. JRODHOTROD
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 440

    JRODHOTROD
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    from Manor, TX

  6. Well does it live yet?
     
  7. EasternWesterner39
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 3

    EasternWesterner39
    Member
    from San Diego

    Hey Adrian, this is Powerhouse from P15D24.

    That's lookin' Swell! Looks like my kinda' fun. How's it goin'? SHe runnin' yet?
     
  8. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 3,706

    64 DODGE 440
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    from so cal

    Any progress on the flatliner?
     
  9. Killer thread - LOVE those old Plyms and the MoPar Flatheads !!

    Rat
     
  10. hotrodjeep
    Joined: Feb 3, 2009
    Posts: 869

    hotrodjeep
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    from Tama, Iowa

    How ya comin?

    Jeff
     
  11. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 5,983

    73RR
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    Great project ! We must be about due for an update...:rolleyes:


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  12. His profile says he has not been on since feb 2nd 09, maybe he gave up?
     
  13. The Law
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 248

    The Law
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    from N. AZ


    What paint is on this block? It looks great and I would like to give that a shot.
     
  14. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,808

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    I recall (from some prior thread) that it was Hammertone.
     
  15. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    plym49
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    Maybe. But he was seemingly so into the project with rapid progress and frequent updates - I hope he is OK.
     
  16. I hope everything is ok too ! I was sooo getting into this......
    Any Updates
     
  17. 50FREAK
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 162

    50FREAK
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    Cool thread lots of good info.. Im gonna need to do my motor in my 50 in the next couple years...
     
  18. dustdevil
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 814

    dustdevil
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    from illinois

    Damn, please keep us updated, I hope to do one of these motors in a future project. Have to wait and see.
     
  19. Man--what a great thread--I can't wait to get into an old Mopar Flat Six. Anyone know if StreamlineDeco/Adrian finished the car, or is OK? He hasn't been active on either HAMB or P15/D24 since early '09.
     
  20. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 699

    Barsteel
    Member
    from Monroe, CT

    Searching the net for rebuild info a Dodge flathead 6 and found this thread. Anyone hear from this guy? Want to see how the engine turned out.

    Chris
     
  21. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 5,983

    73RR
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    His last post was in June 2011...try sending an email vs a pm. Maybe he'll respond.

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  22. =StreamlineDeco=
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
    Posts: 177

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    HEY EVERYONE!! I can't believe how long it's been since I've updated. My apologies for leaving many holding their breath's. Never fear, the engine is still on for a complete rebuild. Work has been slow and family emergencies led me to leave certain things on the back burner (engine included). But I'm back and hopefully will be posting some updated pictures soon! Still looking for performance parts for the engine. Maybe even an aluminum head. Found some on ebay, but nothing near budget, lol. Still looking for a solid overdrive trans from a mid-to-late 50's mopar. Any leads are welcome :). Just thought I'd leave you all with an update. So toss out your old milk cartons with my photo's and stay tuned!
     
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  23. Nice seeing you again :)
     
  24. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,979

    yetiskustoms
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    This is a great thead!
     
  25. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
    Posts: 3,706

    64 DODGE 440
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    from so cal

    Good to see you are surviving. Looking forward to progress reports on the build.
     
  26. Great to have you back and back on track, great thread so hope that continues!
     
  27. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 344

    j hansen
    Member
    from sweden

    Subscribe!!!
    Good job with the engine,keep the flatheads alive.
     

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  28. Raceandoval
    Joined: Apr 3, 2013
    Posts: 6

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    Wow! What a great thread! I just acquired a 1949 Windsor with a Spitfire 6. Can't wait to see the new updates. Definitely engaged me since I'm up at midnight captivated. Definitely got my blood pumping! Really glad I chose to keep the flathead six!
     
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  29. atlbluz
    Joined: Jun 10, 2013
    Posts: 3

    atlbluz
    Member
    from Atlanta Ga

    Anyone following this thread able to tell me if that is a freeze plug hole that I have circled from one of these pictures. It's been 40+ years since I rebuilt the motor and when I refilled the system with coolant after changing the water pump I have a leak that appears to come from behind the timing cover area. It appears that I may have to pull my motor. If someone could help me I would sure appreciate it. My engine is from a 1938 Plymouth P-6
     

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  30. =StreamlineDeco=
    Joined: Oct 21, 2006
    Posts: 177

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    atlbluz,
    I can't remember for the life of me. I will have to go check it out, but from the looks of it, it appears to be a gallery for coolant. I will get back at you.

    On a side note, I'm in the process of getting my bottom end done. I have been strapped for cash as I'm spread accross various projects at the moment. Also, the automotive department at the nearby college sucks now so I'm left to fend for myself on some of the machining. I will post pictures of the crank polishing and the balanced assembly as soon as I can. This project has been draggin on for some time now and I'd like to get it running before the end of the year. Stay tuned!
     

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