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Old 12-12-2019, 09:11 AM   #21
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WOW!!! they are hollow, Never seen one of these before, Never say never. Probably a 500 hp flathead out there some where, just haven't seen it yet???
Now Ron - you said 'Flathead', not 'Flathead Ford' . . . so here is a link to the Flathead Cadillac I built for Bonneville - 650HP on Alky, more with 10% pop, but we couldn't keep the head gaskets in it with pop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c12HEMcP4ls

A little set of outtakes from Bonneville:

https://youtu.be/HQrtwU16RaM

I'm going through the engine this winter to freshen it up - the crew wants to go racing again. We shall see!
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Old 12-12-2019, 03:44 PM   #22
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Probably a 500 hp flathead out there some where, just haven't seen it yet???
Take a look at this. Some people may think it is fake news though.

https://www.hotrodhotline.com/rick-s...thead-dragster
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:01 PM   #23
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Yes, I was well aware of that run, I thimk it was over 170 as well. You understand I do realize that you ca get power form exotic fuels and supercharging. The trick here is keeping it together/ But it's not easy to get hi HP on regular 91/93 gas with out a blower. I'm sure it's been done, but I don't know how to do it. But maybe my next engine will be close.
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