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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flathead4d, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. flathead4d
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 889


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  2. Ain't that a little jewel! Too much FUN! Thanx for the share. :cool:
  3. I will be dead before the Flathead.
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  4. Saxon
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,157

    from MN

  5. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 3,155

    The 39 guy

  6. troybert
    Joined: Oct 11, 2012
    Posts: 72

    from muncie in.

    In the words of the late Dick Towers THAT'S BITCHIN !
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  7. They were here before us and they'll be here after us.

    If engines had a "greatest generation" it would be the flathead. ;)
    turboroadster and dana barlow like this.
  8. the rumors of it's death has been greatly exaggerated
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  9. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,883


    Awesome. Thanks, love it
  10. Thanks for the post - that great stuff!

    We have three running flathead cars. One tore down engine in the shop and one languishing out back in the weeds - gotta move that baby inside soon.
    Viva el flathead!
  11. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,776


    Fairly old news, Slider made those passes and recorded that video 2 years ago at Brainerd during the MSRA (Rick Schnell is a founding member) Super Secret Fun Run. There were / are a number of threads on it when the record run occurred. The odd part about was that it was very hot and humid that weekend, not the best air to be setting records in, but Nitro-Methane will cause weird things to happen.
  12. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,285

    dan c

    it was definitely dead in the '70s. people thought i was weird for liking them! the saying used to be "you only need a vacuum gauge on a flathead because they suck!"
  13. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,689

    Kan Kustom

    Flatheads rule ! Cool video.
  14. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,377


    Cool video, thanks

    936 hp on the dyno!

    Somewhere, hopefully, John Bradley's looking down and smiling.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
  15. chessterd5
    Joined: May 26, 2013
    Posts: 649

    from u.s.a.

    cool run!
    No! the flathead is not dead.
    French military vehicles ran them till the early 90's. You can still buy them new, in the crate.
    The flathead was a well designed engine & 7secs. says more than I can say about it.
  16. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,776


    936 was actually from his old motor that he stopped running at the end of 2010. That motor was run on a 50/50 nitro/alcohol mix. The new motor was built to run on a 60/40 mix and Rick estimated it was making over a 1000 hp.

    At the end of the day, it is without a doubt one of the coolest and fastest dragsters in the country, and I never get bored of watching it run.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  17. Thaplumbr
    Joined: May 7, 2012
    Posts: 119


    Man that is freakin awesome!!!!
  18. They were tearing up the track at the Meltdown Drags a few weeks ago. Fantastic to watch it run, that sucker is quick...

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  19. bigslim55
    Joined: Jan 2, 2014
    Posts: 443


    I agree with Big A! I didn't catch his name, but Announcer said it was the worlds fastest Ford V8 Dragster...! It sounded AMAZING, looked cool & fast as hell...! Here's a couple pics from Sunday at the Meltdown Drags... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439056404.518275.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439056429.194344.jpg
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  20. Jimmy2car
    Joined: Nov 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,707

    from No. Cal

    I have seen that Slider and also the dual engined dragster build by Flathead Jack.
    Both amazing cars
  21. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,685


    By all means the Flathead is NOT dead nor is it cheap. But they are cool to own.
  22. quickchangeV8
    Joined: Dec 7, 2010
    Posts: 437


    Absolutely excellent! Flatheads are simply the best!
  23. norms30a
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 575


    Really neat, one strong flatty, I like how the camera gets wavy at the top end
  24. 2MNYTYS
    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 39

    from MN

    They were at it again last weekend at the MSRA SS/FR in Brainerd and posted a 7.647 at 175.96... Way cool car!
  25. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,269


    Money can cure death or at least postpone it.......Do not confuse the flattie in the dragster with something most of us could do or even pay for :D
    zzford and Crazy Steve like this.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,484


    Who said flatheads were dead? Mines not, but sometimes I would like to kill it - LOL.
  27. barrnone50
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 562

    from texas

    Go Flathead!! Giddy Up!! That's the real deal.
  28. not dead to me, I drive one each and every day, its a smidge slower than slider though
  29. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,285

    dan c

    on facebook, there's the flat spot, v8 ford and shoebox ford. boy, do they scream if someone talks about putting a sbc or sbf in an old ford!
  30. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,556


    I always had a soft spot for flattys I still run one in the 51 merc. guys always say why don't you put something more reliable in it hell it aint broke yet.

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