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Old 07-03-2015, 03:21 PM   #161
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It's been awhile since I have posted any progress on the flathead project...
That being said I finally was able to put the new flywheel, clutch and
pressure plate on today....!!

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Old 07-04-2015, 08:05 AM   #162
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And use the pilot bearing, not a bushing.. My bushing squeals like hell from time to time. I'll change it when I get around to pulling the engine !
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:14 PM   #163
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Yes, I did put a pilot bearing in the flywheel..if that's what you mean......
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:58 PM   #164
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Come up here to Me. Phil and we'll go to coast and get some clams. If there to cold we'll steam em. Walt
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:39 AM   #165
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Its been awhile since I posted on here, thought I would post an update. Attached are some pics of what the motor will be going in.



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Old 01-11-2017, 01:00 PM   #166
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perfect!

if you don't mind my asking what did they charge you to hot tank your motor and pull the studs??

did you ever fire it??
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #167
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The hot tank, power wash, wire brush, was 75 bucks. the stud work was 120 bucks.
Have not started it yet. Was thinking of finishing the rolling chassis, installing the motor then start it up.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:48 AM   #168
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thanks... I'm in the springfield area and i'm always looking for decent machine work. same guy do the rest of your machine work?? did your crank need grinding too??
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:39 AM   #169
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Eastwoods Auto Machine did all of the machine work, they did grind and balance the crank. If I ever need work done that's the place I will go to.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:54 AM   #170
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Finally dropping the motor into the frame.
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:34 AM   #171
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Man, that is looking good! What clutch and pressure plate did you end up going with?
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:48 AM   #172
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looks nice, but seems like the motor is quite a ways back from the front crossmember. i trust you have had a body on?
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:55 AM   #173
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Man, that is looking good! What clutch and pressure plate did you end up going with?
Purchased the clutch and pressure plate from Speedway.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:56 AM   #174
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looks nice, but seems like the motor is quite a ways back from the front crossmember. i trust you have had a body on?
Have not placed the body onto the frame yet. Will do that once I have a full rolling chassis.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #175
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wow, my AV8 needed the front mounts only just behind the crossmember and the crankshaft nut was over the crossmember, in between the U bolts and is was still a very tight squeeze to firewall and this was a 28 , not a 31.

That chassis to me seems a lot longer than standard in the pics.

Is it still 103 1/2 inch wheelbase?
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:38 PM   #176
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Might be mid-engine ford coupe???
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:37 PM   #177
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How about a pic of the F100 you've got parked next to it?
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:35 PM   #178
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Being nosey, here...Did you pull the plugs out of the crank, to clean out the sludge, then replace with new plugs? (Few modern machinists know to do that, these days) I recently built a '49 239 and the crank was completely stopped up with asphalt-like crud. I got new plugs from VanPelt. With good oil and semi-full flow filter, the engine should out-last me!

You're doing beautiful work and that sucker should run like the wind! Can't wait to see the end results!
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wow, my AV8 needed the front mounts only just behind the crossmember and the crankshaft nut was over the crossmember, in between the U bolts and is was still a very tight squeeze to firewall and this was a 28 , not a 31.

That chassis to me seems a lot longer than standard in the pics.

Is it still 103 1/2 inch wheelbase?
I will take some measurements tonight.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:02 AM   #180
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How about a pic of the F100 you've got parked next to it?
Here is the truck.
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