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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Trent_A, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Trent_A
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 96


    Ever buy something Spur of the moment? Went to the local scrap yard to pick up some John Deere parts and found this sitting buy the walking path. I keep hearing that flatheads had a unique sound and had to find out my self, so I bought it and got it to run on my shop floor. I have no plans for it, don’t have anything to put it into and paid way too much to try to resell it. What the heck was I thinking? [​IMG]
  2. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    make it look pretty and save it for the project you havent thought up yet. or just sell it for what you got into it, give it a good home...its lookin like a stray dog in the back of that pick up truck.
  3. Mercmad
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,383

    from Brisvegas

    I'll bet it has a very " unique " sound with an exhaust like that..:D
  4. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,588

    Big Tony

    Luv them flatties....

  5. a stand for it so every once in awhile you can just fire it up just to hear it run; put some nice pipes/ glasspacks on it.
  6. So, what is way too much?
  7. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335


    Tell us what you paid for it.

    I doubt anyone here will give you a hard time over the price, and I'm guessing some people will comment that it's worth twice what you paid.
  8. yup, what did ya pay for it?
    funny how things work,
    crap, I have a complete 40 ford truck with flatty 8, transmission and rear. and I cant even move the whole thing for 800. !
    I hear all the time froze up flattys selling for 500. crap mine will probably fire right up and run and it wont sell.

    On yours, I am interested in what you paid for it and when you bought it, was it a "gamble" or were you told it runs?
  9. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,351

    from ma

    if only I lived closer to texas! I'd love a 40 pickup! drop in a 59a or an 8ba and be done!
  10. drock6570
    Joined: Aug 11, 2006
    Posts: 413


    Its that sound, theres just no denying it! Everytime I hear my Flatbrokes car rumble by.......I WANT ONE. Hold on to it
  11. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Externally...which may mean are '52-3 Merc installed in a big truck, with Ford or Ford truck intake. I'll take it!!
  12. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 911


    So from Ryans 21 bolt/24 bolt tech tip, without counting them that would look to be a 24 bolt.
  13. MN Falcon
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 566

    MN Falcon

    Good catch. I don't think I would go out of my way to put lower compression Merc heads on a Ford. But then again I got excited when I found out that the motor mounts in my '46 Ford 1/2 ton w/ 8BA were not homemade -- they were '49 Merc car as were the water pumps. Then I recalled the fellow that I bought it from said he owned a '49 Merc back then also, he even had one of the 15" Merc wheels with hubcap on the truck (so of course I started thinking he dropped that motor in the truck). But in the end it was just an 8BA (by the way the Merc pumps and mounts didn't fit all that well in the truck).
  14. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Merc pumps just have the brackets a couple of inches higher and fractionally different in spacing...need spacer blocks for use in early Ford or truck.
  15. guy51usa
    Joined: Jul 29, 2006
    Posts: 69


  16. crisallt
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 19


    GASP - sacrilege!!!! now wash your mouth out with soap....

    And... How much???
  17. skajaquada
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 1,642

    from SLC Utard

    "Spreading the gospel of TRADITIONAL hot rods and kustoms to greasers world wide..."

    trying to make friends around here aren't ya...;)
  18. 72sst
    Joined: Nov 24, 2006
    Posts: 429


    I bow to the flatty gods........................
  19. GizmoJoe
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,299


    Boat anchor? Ya GOTTA be funnin' with us to say that on the HAMB!
    Tsk tsk.
  20. 72sst
    Joined: Nov 24, 2006
    Posts: 429


    Me thinks we should make him a boat anchor......................AAARRRGGGH:mad:
  21. GizmoJoe
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,299


    Well.. sleepin' wit da fishes might be a little drastic.
    But at least an intervention is in order.
  22. Trent_A
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 96


    It wasn’t stuck so I knew there was hope, after I put points in it and some gas I got it to run. Yesterday I completed a stand, wired it up so I can start it and hear it run at a push of a button and it’s got 50 PSI oil pressure at idle.
  23. RopeSeals???
    Joined: Jul 2, 2007
    Posts: 444


    Ha!!! Now you're hooked... Find something to put it in :D
  24. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,375


    End table for your living room? Clean it up, paint it, put it on a stand in the kitchen?

    Bitchin'! I love flatties! I'm sure you'll find something to put it in! If not, I'm sure someone would be glad to take it off your hands... :D
  25. kenagain
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 820

    from so cal

    Looks like the guy I fired for using the heat wrench found him self a new job outta state
    Oh well I dont think you paid too much
  26. Trent_A
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 96


    $500 !!!!
  27. You should be able to get that back out of it easy. My brother in law needs that in his '27 T roadster. I hope he doesn't go small chevy again.
  28. 50flathead
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
    Posts: 1,153

    from Iowa, USA

    You may not need a project car. The mere sound of a flathead is enough.
  29. zombo27
    Joined: Dec 8, 2005
    Posts: 265

    from E-town Ky.

    500 bucks for 1 flathead that will run is damn good these days.
    500 bucks for 2 is better, (yeah I did that)

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