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Old 06-23-2017, 07:13 PM   #361
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If as late as the late '80's early '90's wonder if molds , models, tooling still exists somewhere? Flattys had a pretty big following even then, can't believe all got scrapped?
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:14 AM   #362
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If as late as the late '80's early '90's wonder if molds , models, tooling still exists somewhere? Flattys had a pretty big following even then, can't believe all got scrapped?
Road trip to France?, maybe American Pickers will find it next time they go overseas.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:38 AM   #363
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Fordever Block ( Flatheads Forever) Get it???? NO hmmmmm back to the drawing table! Comments Welcome. I thought of this when I had 102 temperature bad cold and sinus infection and maybe something else I haven't discovered! :-)))
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:24 PM   #364
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Just back from 4 days at the Summit nationals at Norwalk. I'm with Ron, let's wait to see the first one running before we worry about names. Back at it tomorrow.

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:20 AM   #365
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Just back from 4 days at the Summit nationals at Norwalk. I'm with Ron, let's wait to see the first one running before we worry about names. Back at it tomorrow.

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I'm with you . . . because when I tend to throw "names" at engines, they're usually not ones I can repeat at Thanksgiving Dinner with Mom!
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:57 AM   #366
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would think that the most popular use of this block would be for a stock rebuild, or very close to it. If the block is supplied with a 3 5/16 bore then it becomes a 258 ci engine. Angle mill the heads and you can get almost 8:1 CR. Stock cam carb abd a decent dist and you down de road. Total cost less than 4K for a strong reliable engine. Now ya can't beat that with a stick. AND then there are the other people.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:13 AM   #367
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would think that the most popular use of this block would be for a stock rebuild, or very close to it. If the block is supplied with a 3 5/16 bore then it becomes a 258 ci engine. Angle mill the heads and you can get almost 8:1 CR. Stock cam carb abd a decent dist and you down de road. Total cost less than 4K for a strong reliable engine. Now ya can't beat that with a stick. AND then there are the other people.
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Ron if this new better flowing block could deliver .75 hp per cubic inch you're knocking on 200 hp.

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Old 07-02-2017, 08:44 AM   #368
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Okay guys so maybe it's too early to have fun with names and such but what else can we do at this point? I'm excited to see this come to fruition

But anyhow I was at the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona last night. Pretty good show if you ask me.

So as we walked out to our cars I looked back at the grandstands (which have been beautifully upgraded by the way) and saw a banner honoring Barney Oldfield, who happened to be a Ford test driver for a time, and the banner stated that Barney Oldfield's nickname was "Speed King".

Speed King, I like that. That'd be a great title for a product this important. Think on it.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:55 AM   #369
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Speed King, might want to check with his wife first. But they were good washers.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:14 PM   #370
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Quick update.

I've had a lot going on the past few weeks, being out of town for a while, then the 4th weekend, now I have to go out of town again. Missed working on the block model most of the last few weeks. But I am still messing with it when I can. Progress is being made. That is one good thing. I will be trying to buy a new horizontal machining center in the next week or so as well as furnaces for my new foundry operation. Getting pulled in every direction right now. It is actually amazing that I get anything done.

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Old 02-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #371
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Any news?
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:53 PM   #372
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X2 on any news??
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Old 09-10-2019, 02:26 AM   #373
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Any further news on this project?
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:51 AM   #374
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Any further news on this project?
I've been wondering the same thing....any news on this project?
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:17 PM   #375
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Good flathead blocks are not as rare as you might think. Allot of us old car guys have many put away that will out live us all. I have at least 10, one of them NOS.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:36 PM   #376
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Did you read the post "B&S" made about his "NOS" 59A block? A lot of "NOS" parts were factory rejects with the attendant problems.

Unless you have had your blocks thoroughly tested, I'll bet at least 8 of them are bad.. "Ran when parked" is not good enough; when I was in college, I ran an 8BA with 7 cracks between the valve pockets and the cylinders for two straight years with a combination of "STP", "Barr's Leaks", and some luck. I sold my second to last "good" 8BA block to a guy who had gone through 5 blocks from used engines that turned out to be unusable.

You are correct that there will be some good blocks coming out of the "woodwork" over the next 20 years, but nowhere near enough to satisfy the demand that seems to be building now. In addition, "Tod" is planning some modifications that will make his new blocks superior to anything used. They probably won't be "legal" for Bonneville and SCTA competition (at least not for a while), but they will be a boon for the average "hotrodder".
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:39 PM   #377
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What tubman said, and it's way worse for the 21 stud guys.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:46 PM   #378
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Phil makes a good point. There are lots of folks who have a stash of good flat head blocks. As time marches on, they will come to market. That being said, I sire admire Tod for his aspirations,talent and just plan hard work and devotion.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:54 PM   #379
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There is a huge difference between blocks and "good blocks"; a guy buys a bunch of engines 15 years ago and stuffs them in a shed or under the stairs (my favorite spot). How many of those were magna-fluxed and pressure tested. Not hardly a one in my opinion.

My experience is that "field engines" (ones not out of good running cars) are just that for a very good reason. I was given one once, about 25 years ago; never again.

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Old 09-10-2019, 11:57 PM   #380
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When the time comes, I would be in at the mid 2k price. I will be watching for the notice he is ready.
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