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The Flathead Rebuild: Part 3

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. choprodinc
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 141


    Great thread! Next best thing to being there. If you are blessed with this passion, then you probably have a similar story/memory. Great friends, good times, HotRodz, and painted ladies... "Thank You God!"
  2. Ned_Gob
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 539


    That are some passionate car dudes right there, awesomeness ruled !
  3. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,473

    from Essex, Ma.

    Car shows are for the birds, road trips in old cars, and adventures like this are what it's all about. well done.
  4. Silva
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
    Posts: 445

    from TX

    That picture of Joyo "clownin" is priceless...

    Sure was a fun trip fellas, I'd turn around and do it again.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  5. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 761


    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! :D
  6. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    "Mind your pennies fellas… and the dollars will take care of themselves."-Ryan
    Glad to read that you got it sorted and had a ball to boot.
    I spun number three big end bearing in the ute on the way to work yesterday. Unfortunately repairing it won't be such an adventure for me, but more of a big pain in the arse!
    Penziol Racing 20W50 is no longer available in Oz. I shouldn't have used the crap Valvoline 20W50 that is available here at work. I'm fairly sure it was thinning out when it got hot. Dissasembley will reveal all.
  7. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    Great adventure and some really great pics to boot.

    So whens the next update?

    -A Seat of the pants 'dyno' run? Hows it pulling?

  8. Nothing beats an epic road trip with good friends. Thank you for letting us ride along on yours.
  9. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,701


    Way better than any TV show out there . . . the latest news from HAMB Central :cool:

  10. mmmm flatheads. looks great!!
  11. dirthawker1313
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 647


    its been a nice change of pace to read this story instead of reading about people passing on. while i feel for all those that have lost loved ones i come to the hamb to read about hot rods and thanks ryan for giving me something i came here to read.!
  12. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,223


    My gut went tight when reading about the noise in the new start-up, man and I wasn't even there. That had to be freaky, but it taught you all some cool stuff about your products used and I am so impressed with the innards you chose. Couldn't have been more interesting and exciting as a priviledged observor, hats off to Vern, Keith, Joyo, Silva, , and all concerned. Record work time for the machine shop is a miracle. Thanx for sharing with us and best of luck with the mill. The picture of Joyo with the clown-like head face behind is priceless. Atta Boys!! ~sololobo~
  13. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,776


    Nice work guys!
  14. raengines
    Joined: Nov 6, 2010
    Posts: 227

    from pa.

    those adjustable lifters did the same thing to me back in the 50's, took the adjustment bolts out and added thin lock nuts after the 3rd time.
  15. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,777

    from Omaha, NE

    thanks for letting us folow along.

    I also had my adj. lifters back off ( the same lifters you bought after the same research) and I decided to try loctite. Seems to have worked, out lasted the rest of the engine.
  16. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,505

    Okie Pete

    Run it on up to Ks. and let Jeff take alittle of the top.:rolleyes:
  17. Captain Carson
    Joined: Dec 5, 2007
    Posts: 71

    Captain Carson
    from N.Z

  18. Nothing better than a road trip with a couple of good mates, throw in a rebuild of a flatty at the flathead ranch and you've got the ultimate memory for a lifetime.
  19. Nice work guys....but DAMN, where are your Nads?

    You should DROVE it back home to err.,, break her in properly.

    "What"? I hear you say?

    Hey thats the trad way of running her in.

    Nice work !!

  20. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,161


    Just got home from a 12 hr. snow detail and had to read the latest installment of 'The Flathead Chronicles'. Great to see all is well under thehood of your fine machine. Time for some shuteye, Cat
  21. glad it all is working out
    waiting for the disclaimer caption to the spray painting with open flame heat tho :eek:

    set up.... for the pic ...... so we can see whats wrong.. right?

    remember kids............ now don't ever spray paint in a enclosed room with an open flame ...
    espiecally two guys directing the spray cans at each other without appropriate personal safety protection...
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  22. salad bar
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
    Posts: 14

    salad bar
    from Lincoln CA

    Man,I would have bought tickets to watch. good work and fun !
  23. mosimpson
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 271


    You mean this Paul's:


    He also does Nailheads:


    I guess the secret is out... Paul is the man!
  24. Butch11443
    Joined: Mar 26, 2003
    Posts: 353


    Thanks for the three great posts and sharing the adventure with us Ryan. Enjoyed reading every bit of it.
  25. hot rod pro
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,708

    hot rod pro
    from spring tx.

    A trip I wish I could have been on!

  26. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    Danny - Is this the motor out of the car you sold Ryan? Don't mean anthing at all negative by the question, just wondering. If it is the same car, yea, I really believe that would have been a blast for you to be on that road trip too.
  27. Ryan, glad to hear it all worked out ok. What kind of mufflers are you running? I think a little video with audio is in order.
  28. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    Truely great. Thanks Ryan. Slim
  29. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,531

    from WA

    Thanks for sharing Ryan....those crazy adventures of feverish work never leave your memory banks....have several of my own and treasure them all....after all is said and done always worth all the hassle ....

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