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Larry Jennings
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-21-2002 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've lost what little was left of my mind and am building a "60", I'd like to find heads, valve train pieces, ect. If you have a piece or a garage full e mail or call 650-366-7570hm or 650-465-3683cl

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-21-2002 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dont't have their phone or anything but try Honest Charlie's Speed Shop in Chatanooga, Tn.

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Larry Jennings
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-21-2002 10:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Old Charlie is on the list of last resort places to look. I want to first see if somebody has this stuff in their way and are just gettin tired of tripping over it. It'll be a couple of years before the car is done and then I'll call retail suppliers .

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70SportsRoof
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From: Scottsdale, AZ, but soon to be in Orange, CA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-22-2002 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally don't have any speed equip for the 60. But I do know that as far as heads go, if you are buying them used be very cautious. I've done lots of reading on building the flatheads, (since I'm getting ready to build one for one of my trucks) and most everybody says to try and stay away from used cyl heads. The prob is they can warp just barely, and cause sealing probs, which in the flathead will cause overheating. I know the heads are still being made for the 60, just can't rememeber who it is. I'm not saying that all used heads are warped, but it is something to be on the lookout for, especially if you buy them sight unseen, such as in a classified, or eBay. That'll be a place to check for the stuff you want, but you may pay a little more than expected.

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1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (my daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, another 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford parts truck, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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Larry Jennings
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From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-22-2002 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A couple of buddy's raced a fuel flatty back in the days and one of them still lives 2 doors down from me. They taught me to snug down the centers of all flatmotor heads and go have a beer "then" coffee now, then come back and do a 1/2 of full torque in regular sequence followed by a beer "then" mow the lawn now, then around 3/4 of the full torque and have a beer "then" walk the dog now, then button it up and have a beer "then" fer sure not now, and go for a ride . I think there are several companies making V8 60 parts new but since I'm gonna have some welding and shaping done to the heads "new" would be a waste and truth is most of the problems we had way back were from incorrect machine finishes. Too smooth a finish will let a gasket slip and too rough will give compression a track to start escaping.

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They think they can make fuel from horse manure... Now I don't
know if your car will be able to get thirty miles to the gallon,
but it's sure gonna put a stop to siphoning.
- Billie Holliday

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Thud
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From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-22-2002 06:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speedway Motors has lots of stuff for Flatheads (including 60's). Flathead Jack might have 60-Horse stuff, but I think they lean toward the standard sized stuff. I'll dig up some contact info.

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Thud
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From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-22-2002 07:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are addresses for some of the better known Flathead vendors:

Speedway Motors:
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/default.asp

Flathead Jack:
http://www.flatheadjack.com/

Motor City Flathead:
http://home.att.net/~sawilson/motorcityflatheads.html

Joe Smith Automotive:
http://www.joesmithauto.com/home.htm

(FLAT IS WHERE IT'S AT!!)

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Dwayne

M&M Member #18
'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
2 '69 Cyclone Spoiler II's
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

[This message has been edited by Thud (edited 05-22-2002).]

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Larry Jennings
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Posts: 408
From: Redwood City, Ca. USA
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-25-2002 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry Jennings   Click Here to Email Larry Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the links.

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Butch Jennings
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From: California
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 05-28-2002 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Still looking?

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