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Old 10-06-2019, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Test fired my flattey!!

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!

~ Carl

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Old 10-06-2019, 05:02 PM   #2
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BEFORE:



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You've got some serious go juice feeders on that flatty. I like it.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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Congrats
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:25 PM   #5
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Congrats, very nice. Brooklyn my home town. Where abouts?
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:02 PM   #6
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Congrats, very nice. Brooklyn my home town. Where abouts?


Kensington, near Park Slope.


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Old 10-06-2019, 06:32 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:14 PM   #8
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Looking good!
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:57 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the encouragement! And for the enlarged before and after photos!

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Old 10-07-2019, 06:58 AM   #10
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Yes, my kids love that park and are building their own great memories there.

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Old 10-07-2019, 07:03 AM   #11
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Nice! Now you can put down the Loud pedal !!!!!!!
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To my mind, the best part of this hobby is the initial firing of an engine.

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:49 AM   #13
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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!!
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #14
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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.

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Old 10-07-2019, 10:56 AM   #15
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Thanks for the tip Ron.
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Congrats!
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Was just taking a second look, like your engine run stand, nice setup!
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:42 AM   #18
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Bet that MG will sound nice when you get it in there.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:08 AM   #19
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Would be the coolest MG around!


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Old 10-08-2019, 07:12 AM   #20
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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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