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cederholm 10-06-2019 04:52 PM

Test fired my flattey!!
 

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Very exciting day and a long time coming. I bought this flathead 15 years ago with plant to build it. About 2 years ago I got the block over to Gary (GOSFAST) for a check, machine work and parts. Along the way I got a distributor from Jim (Bubba's) and took my sweet time putting her together. And a bunch of clutch & trans parts from Mac VanPelt.

This is just a quick shot of starter fluid but she fired right up! Don't worry, I'll get in in the frame before I break it in.

Video and before & after shots below.

WooHoo - time for a beer!:D

~ Carl

https://youtu.be/atPgatI6a-I

petehoovie 10-06-2019 05:02 PM

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BEFORE:
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...3&d=1570398555


AFTER:

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...2&d=1570398555

FortyNiner 10-06-2019 05:04 PM

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You've got some serious go juice feeders on that flatty. I like it.

KiWinUS 10-06-2019 05:16 PM

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Congrats
Los fantastic
Enjoy

adileo 10-06-2019 05:25 PM

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Congrats, very nice. Brooklyn my home town. Where abouts?

cederholm 10-06-2019 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by adileo (Post 1807047)
Congrats, very nice. Brooklyn my home town. Where abouts?



Kensington, near Park Slope.


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adileo 10-06-2019 06:32 PM

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Prospect park:) as a kid I can recall many fond memories.

I’m from Flatbush, still consider Brooklyn home.

You have done well with that flatty. Can’t wait to see it on the road.

JSeery 10-06-2019 07:14 PM

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Looking good!

cederholm 10-07-2019 06:57 AM

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Thanks for all the encouragement! And for the enlarged before and after photos!

~ Carl

cederholm 10-07-2019 06:58 AM

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Yes, my kids love that park and are building their own great memories there. :)

~ Carl


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Originally Posted by adileo (Post 1807081)
Prospect park:) as a kid I can recall many fond memories.

Iím from Flatbush, still consider Brooklyn home.

You have done well with that flatty. Canít wait to see it on the road.


stangblue 10-07-2019 07:03 AM

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Nice! Now you can put down the Loud pedal !!!!!!!

tubman 10-07-2019 07:16 AM

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To my mind, the best part of this hobby is the initial firing of an engine.

Congratulations.

Ol' Ron 10-07-2019 10:49 AM

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I'd like to make a suggestion to all those that rebuild an engine. use a stock carb for the first 50/100 miles. Mustible carbs have a tendency to run rich, and that;'s the last ti\hing you need for breaking in the rings. Yes they look nice, BUT!!

cederholm 10-07-2019 10:54 AM

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Thank you for that Ron. I am planning to break it in with two carbs blocked until I'm confident everything is working correctly, but it's very good to hear an experienced confirmation.

~ Carl

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Originally Posted by Ol' Ron (Post 1807321)
I'd like to make a suggestion to all those that rebuild an engine. use a stock carb for the first 50/100 miles. Mustible carbs have a tendency to run rich, and that;'s the last ti\hing you need for breaking in the rings. Yes they look nice, BUT!!


texas webb 10-07-2019 10:56 AM

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Thanks for the tip Ron.

TomT/Williamsburg 10-07-2019 05:31 PM

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Congrats!

JSeery 10-07-2019 08:40 PM

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Was just taking a second look, like your engine run stand, nice setup!

A bones 10-08-2019 12:42 AM

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Bet that MG will sound nice when you get it in there.

cederholm 10-08-2019 07:08 AM

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Would be the coolest MG around! :D


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Originally Posted by A bones (Post 1807546)
Bet that MG will sound nice when you get it in there.


cederholm 10-08-2019 07:12 AM

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Thanks! More of a sturdy dolly than a run stand. I hated having the motor on a traditional stand. All that weight on four bolts made me cringe. A short trip to Homedepot and a little sawdust later and I have a dolly that lets me sleep better at night. :)


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Originally Posted by JSeery (Post 1807509)
Was just taking a second look, like your engine run stand, nice setup!



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