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Old 03-19-2021, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default So that old 59 Flatty then. Is it going to run?? If so, for how long??

I've been working on the 59 Flatty for 6 months. It's in the 32 frame, so why not see if it will run??
Thanks to everyone who has followed the progress on this old Flatty.
Take good care of yourselves and I'll see you next time.
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:18 AM   #2
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55 Minutes Mart!!! I've just gotten to fiddling with the starter.

Thanks again for the hard work!
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Old 03-19-2021, 11:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: So that old 59 Flatty then. Is it going to run?? If so, for how long??

Mart: imagine putting the Reds headers on with fenders etc. in the way, I had to take the driver side off and weld up the holes then reinstall. I found it much easier to take the horns off the inner fender of my ‘41 gave me a little more room to work. I still had a sore back for a week when I was done.

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Old 03-19-2021, 12:32 PM   #4
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It's great to see you get it running. What weight oil is in it? Try running straight 30w and see how the pressure is.
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Old 03-19-2021, 01:17 PM   #5
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Mart: CONGRATS on getting your flatty running. Video is really informative,.
Please keep us updated on how you improve the oil pressure. Is low oil pressure common in these type engines?
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Old 03-19-2021, 02:17 PM   #6
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Hey Mart, won't get a chance to watch till tonight but judging by the comments, a quick note.

I have read a common reason for low pressure on rebuild/reassembled 59a's is worn cam bearings, if you didn't replace them. I can't remember if you did or not.
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:29 PM   #7
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also looked like oil line to gauge was full of air. bleed air off, psi may improve
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:58 PM   #8
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That was great! Had a big smile on my face listening to that old engine purr. And I think we heard a smile in your voice, and your son Jack too. Grins all around.

And to think what the block looked like when you first removed the heads on that old piece of scrap iron!

Thanks for all the videos.
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Nice job Mart !! Purrs like a kitten..... Mark
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Good job Mart! I was as excited as you where to see the first start!
thanks for the Video's!
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also looked like oil line to gauge was full of air. bleed air off, psi may improve
Or maybe not, as PSI works the same whether it is air or oil.
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Old 03-21-2021, 10:35 PM   #12
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Or maybe not, as PSI works the same whether it is air or oil.
air compresses, fluids do not. just saying!
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