Brought to you in part by:

Great deals on auto restoration supplies!

.


JC Whitney clearance center!

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Full Size Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns
  Flatheads anyone ? ? ?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Flatheads anyone ? ? ?
Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-05-2000 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone around here dig old hopped up V-8 Ford flatheads? You know, with the aluminum heads and 2-3-or 4 carb Stromberg 97 intakes and stuff? Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

DidgeyTrucker
Gearhead

Posts: 1190
From: Greenbrier, TN USA
Registered: Oct 99

posted 11-05-2000 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beyween '32 rails, '29 roadster pickup body, big n little REAL American Torq-Thrusts, Paint it Omaha Orange........

IP: Logged

Mavsleeper
Journeyman

Posts: 33
From: Montgomery,Al
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 11-05-2000 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mavsleeper   Click Here to Email Mavsleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Black '40 2dr, dropped front axel, big and little wide whites, red wheels with stock hubcaps, and smitties. Bill

------------------
Bill Shepherd
'71 Mav 351W?
'97 Contour Sport V/6 5sp
'91 Samuria(don't laff):)

IP: Logged

Thud
Gearhead

Posts: 1258
From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-06-2000 06:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Dad had '40 coupe dirt-track cars back in the late '60s. I got a serious soft spot for the old Flat-motors.

Bought the latest "Rod and Custom", Friday. There is an article about Halibrand acquiring a large quantity of new production (1962 - 1990) Flathead parts from France. The French used Flatheads in their military trucks for a bunch of years. They had fixed some of the cracking problems and had cast them using modern casting techniques... in steel, not iron. $1500 for a block... while they last.

------------------
Dwayne

M&M Member #18

'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
'69 Cyclone Spoiler II
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

[This message has been edited by Thud (edited 11-06-2000).]

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-06-2000 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, that's the stuff. My favorite concept 50's street rod is a 34 (suicide doors) 3 window coupe, 3/8 x 3/8ths Merc, with a S.C.O.T blower and 4 side draft Strombergs. Cad LaSalle box, big and littles with chrome reversed wheels and baby moons, and no sides to the hood, just the top so the headers can stick out the side. Exhaust pipes welded into the header collectors, then under the car into Hollywood glass packs, ans tail pipes out the back. Rrruuuumpa, Rrrrummmpa! Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

Mavsleeper
Journeyman

Posts: 33
From: Montgomery,Al
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 11-06-2000 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mavsleeper   Click Here to Email Mavsleeper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex, how about a Hallibrand Quickchange in that '34. A banjo steering wheel too! Bill

------------------
Bill Shepherd
'71 Mav 351W?
'97 Contour Sport V/6 5sp
'91 Samuria(don't laff):)

IP: Logged

TomP
Gearhead

Posts: 5761
From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 11-06-2000 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i'd say just to get even with the chevy engined 32 guys... (see if the censor catches this?)

TIT for TAT

a 69 camaro with a flathead with 3 carbs ,Finned heads ,the works...

tell them you used the 350 in your deuce!

IP: Logged

TomP
Gearhead

Posts: 5761
From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 11-06-2000 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh guys (Stewart?) we can say TIT now!!

anyways... these new French flatties sound cool...i suppose you can spend a bunch on machining and repairing an original, might be the way to go?

IP: Logged

Thud
Gearhead

Posts: 1258
From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-07-2000 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someday.....

A maroon '39 Deluxe Coupe, gray leather interior.... Dropped axle (gotta get the "sit" right), with disc brakes (safety first).... a 3 1/4" x 4 1/8" 59AB flattie with Edelbrock heads and 3 Strombergs.

This has been my dream car since my early teens.

------------------
Dwayne

M&M Member #18

'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
'69 Cyclone Spoiler II
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

[This message has been edited by Thud (edited 11-07-2000).]

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-09-2000 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea on the quick change Halibrand Bill. I forgot all about the rear end. Would have to have AT least 4.11 gears too! Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-19-2000 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody ever seen a single 4 barrel intake for a Flathead? I have but I forgot who made it and what carb it was for. I think that it was for an old Caddy carb. (before my time lol ) Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 3984
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-19-2000 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought Offenhauser made those ol' timer parts!

------------------
Y2K Explorer XLT 4X4 4.0 auto with maypops
1995 F150 XLT 4X4 302 auto with winter duty
1972 Torino 2 door 351C/C4 in hibernation
still looking for that "behind the barn"Boss 302 or Mach1
Need a bigger garage for all my toys

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43151
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-19-2000 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Briggs & Stratton?

------------------
SteveLaRiviere/Webmaster -- MCA # 47773

Have rice for dinner, not transportation!

IP: Logged

Thud
Gearhead

Posts: 1258
From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-20-2000 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Offy makes one and it takes a Holley 390 CFM 4BBL.

Grrrr.. Briggs and Stratton! A GM company! If you weren't the Master Kahuna I'd bite you on the ankle!

------------------
Dwayne

M&M Member #18

'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
'69 Cyclone Spoiler II
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 3984
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-20-2000 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sick 'em,Thud,sick'em!

------------------
Y2K Explorer XLT 4X4 4.0 auto with maypops
1995 F150 XLT 4X4 302 auto with winter duty
1972 Torino 2 door 351C/C4 in hibernation
still looking for that "behind the barn"Boss 302 or Mach1
Need a bigger garage for all my toys

IP: Logged

Stewart
Gearhead

Posts: 9743
From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 11-20-2000 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LMAO!!

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43151
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-20-2000 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
!

------------------
SteveLaRiviere/Webmaster -- MCA # 47773

Have rice for dinner, not transportation!

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43151
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-20-2000 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tecumseh?

------------------
SteveLaRiviere/Webmaster -- MCA # 47773

Have rice for dinner, not transportation!

IP: Logged

MLariviere
Moderator

Posts: 3984
From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-20-2000 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Techumseh = Mopar. Trust me,they run like them!

------------------
Y2K Explorer XLT 4X4 4.0 auto with maypops
1995 F150 XLT 4X4 302 auto with winter duty
1972 Torino 2 door 351C/C4 in hibernation
still looking for that "behind the barn"Boss 302 or Mach1
Need a bigger garage for all my toys

IP: Logged

Thud
Gearhead

Posts: 1258
From: Cumming,Ga.,USofA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 11-21-2000 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thud     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd rather have a Briggs.

I'm sensitive about the ol' flatmotors. There's something about them that hits me deep.

(Of course I was joking about biting you on the ankle, Steve.... I don't know where you've been ).

------------------
Dwayne

M&M Member #18

'94 Lightning #942 of 4007
'70 Mach1
'69 Cyclone Spoiler II
'65 Galaxie 500 + parts car

[This message has been edited by Thud (edited 11-21-2000).]

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43151
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-21-2000 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, you don't know where my foot's been up!

------------------
SteveLaRiviere/Webmaster -- MCA # 47773

Have rice for dinner, not transportation!

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-21-2000 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not the new issue 4v intake which fits a 390 CFM Holley flange, but the "original" ones from the fifties guys. Besides, Offy was not the only one that made them. Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43151
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-21-2000 07:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like this?

Check this site: http://flathead.arsrobotica.com/carb.htm

------------------
SteveLaRiviere/Webmaster -- MCA # 47773

Have rice for dinner, not transportation!

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-22-2000 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not quite Steve. That one is for two 2 barrel Stronbergs. Oh, by the way Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 43151
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-24-2000 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, I'm on the right track... Just change the top!

Here, have a Billy Baby!

------------------
SteveLaRiviere/Webmaster -- MCA # 47773

Ford - The closer you look, the better we look!

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 25883
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 11-25-2000 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When Vic Edelbrock Sr. designed that particular intake manifold, there were no four barrel carbs made yet Steve. The ones that I am talking about were dedicated 1-4 flathead intakes. Possibly by Weiand, Offenhouser, Gran-cor, Edelbrock, etc. Alex

------------------
Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator
Fleet of FoMoCo's too long to list!
http://superstockers.homestead.com/week.html

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2005, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[Posting Pictures]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]