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Old 07-26-2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Flathead V-8 tops 200 MPH Rear engine modified 27 Ford roadster

As some of you know I have been running Ford Flathead blocks for some time in our Land Speed race car. Its been eight years of trial and error with our race car learning how to get reliability and power out of our beloved supercharged on racing gasoline Flathead Ford blocks.
On Friday July 13th 2018 running my car at the Loring Timing Associations land speed event in Limestone Maine my car was timed at 200.921 Miles Per Hour.
Some details about the run.
It was made from a standing start no push just the power of the engine powering the car to the top end finish line which is 1.5 miles. On the run the mile speed was 185.773
Now some details about the engine.
Its an 8BA block bored 3 -5/16 with a 4 1/4 stroke crankshaft. The block is not modified the original intake ports are retained and the stock exhaust passages are used exactly how the block was originally designed. Some have said those three exhaust ports per side are a big hindrance to flow and performance I have found otherwise. The blower is small 2.3 in size and theres a four barrel carb feeding this little monster.
As far as we know no other Ford roadster bodied race car powered by a Ford Flathead valve in block engine has run 200 MPH prior to this run.
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The attachment is the in car camera of the run hope you enjoy the ride.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRbG60gTpM
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Congrats .. well done , big thumbs up !! Cant wait to get home and look at the vid properly .
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:08 PM   #3
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Jeez, Ron.....My having only half a clue as to the obstacles you've overcome, you have knocked flathead performance far beyond out of the ball park. Just DAMN, Ronnie! DD
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:39 PM   #4
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Way to go Ronnie. Quite an accomplishment.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:11 PM   #5
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I should have known this was taking place. I certainly would have gone. Congratulations!!!......I’m going to search LTA......Mark
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YEOOOW! Fantastic! How about a couple pictures of the beast?
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http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/3bd111...560c9d3073.pdf
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So awesome Ronnie
A pure credit to your persistence, attention to detail & knowledge
Great stuff
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:31 PM   #9
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Congratulations. I know its been a long road to get to this point.
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Wow! Congratulations! 200 mph in a flathead powered car. I’ll be sure to tell everyone who sees one of my flatheads what they are truly capable of, with the right mechanic!
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:49 PM   #11
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Wow! Awesome! Congrats Ronnie ! I loved to watch that tach to climb beyond 6k !
Waiting for your next visit to Bonneville.
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:32 AM   #12
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Fantastic Ronnie...you are indeed one badly afflicted flatheadolic. Great effort!
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Excellent accomplishment Ronnie!!
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:21 AM   #14
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I would call that pretty cool! The starter sounds like an original Ford part, too.
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Congratulations Ronnie, that was an awesome run!!
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Congratulations Ron!
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Congrats, Ron! Well done!
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:54 AM   #18
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Congratulations and thanks for the ride!
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:38 AM   #19
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Ron, great runs in Maine, congratulations! Hope to see you at the Ty-Rods in September. LouB.
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Congratulations Ronnie, you worked long and hard for this accomplishment. nick.
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