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Old 01-01-2012, 12:43 PM   #101
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Back in the day everyone drove to work often in a flathead powered car or truck. Never once was i Left stranded by my flathead.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:11 PM   #102
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Great thread
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:53 PM   #103
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8 Years ago I had a different outlook on the need for that radical cam sound that the l-100 gave. In a large displacement engine it works just fine. However my present 280 ci engine in my truck has an EAB cam in it right now and the torque makes these Green mountains feel like the flat lands of Nebraska. I guess I'm just getting old.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:42 AM   #104
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8 Years ago I had a different outlook on the need for that radical cam sound that the l-100 gave. In a large displacement engine it works just fine. However my present 280 ci engine in my truck has an EAB cam in it right now and the torque makes these Green mountains feel like the flat lands of Nebraska. I guess I'm just getting old.
Getting old could be the reason but I suspect it has more to do with not picking a cam because it sounded good on YouTube.
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:24 PM   #105
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296" flathead, 41 Ford coupe, 2 deuces, 400jr cam. Good idle and instant throttle response that surprised a lot of people, some with overheads.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:41 AM   #106
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does any of you have any specs on Engle Camshafts , I talked to Engle a while back and they said they haven't ground a flathead cam in a number of years, and had no spec's on them. I am trying to identify a cam I think may be an old Engle grind.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:10 AM   #107
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where is Old Bill? i hope he is ok!
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:23 PM   #108
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That's a good question, he was last on the Barn in Dec. of 2016
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #109
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Pete would know for sure, or JWL, but what about using the profile of the latest 53 Merc cam & adding some lift to it. Somewhere in the .375"+ range. I bet it would be a real good performer & still have a stock idle & give good mileage?
Just a thought.
Oh, then have it dynoed in New Mexico to show 300 HP
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:49 PM   #110
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An early Chrysler 6 stock cam (flathead) had .375 lift.
This was tried in flathead Fords a few times for "stock car" racing
but was usually rejected as not being stock for the same type engine.
It did help slightly.

Oh, and 300 hp is relatively easy to attain from a flathead Ford with a blower, but try doing it naturally aspirated.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:58 PM   #111
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I was just making a joke with the New Mexico Dyno
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:44 PM   #112
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where is Old Bill? i hope he is ok!
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That's a good question, he was last on the Barn in Dec. of 2016
I've wondered the same thing. Last time I got a message from Bill was just prior to the 2016 EFV-8 Club WNM in Bakersfield, CA. He told me he could not make that meet, and his brother Charlie would tell me why when I saw him at the meet. Well, I never saw Charlie there, so never found out the story on Bill. I've tried to email and PM him several times over the last two years, but get no response. Doesn't sound good to me.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:39 AM   #113
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I've wondered the same thing. Last time I got a message from Bill was just prior to the 2016 EFV-8 Club WNM in Bakersfield, CA. He told me he could not make that meet, and his brother Charlie would tell me why when I saw him at the meet. Well, I never saw Charlue there, so never found out the story on Bill. I've tried to email and PM him several times over the last two years, but get no response. Doesn't sound good to me.

wow i hope he is ok, i met him up in Tahoe when he gave you the windsheald wiper
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