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Old 08-18-2019, 11:43 PM   #1
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Here's a bit of candy from the local show we had here on the weekend [racing for MNDi] We don't get many flatheads at the shows, but this one has been popping up a few times now. All I know [because a friend of mine has worked on it]is that engine was built by H&H and shipped to Western Australia.
Is it a real "hotrod" I'll leave it to your choice
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:13 AM   #2
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Beautiful! Looks like something that could have cruised down Van Nuys Boulevard back in the day! -Bob
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:14 AM   #3
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:06 AM   #4
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It’s pretty but a little to over the top for me......is that a red ‘37 in the background?.....I like the green pickup !!.....Mark
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Hope it sounds as good as it looks
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:27 AM   #6
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That is one sweet looking Hot Rod!
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:30 PM   #7
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When I go to our local show, I'm usually the only one there with a flathead, seems like everything has to be a rat rod or sled or some kind of foreign drifter. They ask me what kind of engine I have, I laugh and ask them when they were born. Al
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:57 PM   #8
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When I go to our local show, I'm usually the only one there with a flathead, seems like everything has to be a rat rod or sled or some kind of foreign drifter. They ask me what kind of engine I have, I laugh and ask them when they were born. Al
Same here in WVa. I have a 38 coupe, and a 38 conv coupe,most times they are the only flatheads there
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:09 PM   #9
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That is some nice candy, like both of those vehicles. Mark can back me up on this, Flatheads are alive and well here in Vacationland. I have seen more and more this year than previous @ some of our local shows.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:28 PM   #10
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Went to a local show Sunday and a car builder talked about a customer who's Flathead eng cost so much that the poor fellow couldn't finish the body work [costs]. And it is getting worse for the flathead builders. $4 grand is often a starting point! Newc
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:58 PM   #11
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Itís pretty but a little to over the top for me......is that a red Ď37 in the background?.....I like the green pickup !!.....Mark
the 37 I dont think you would have liked , it was orange and a streetrod with all the bling stuff, I'd almost guarantee it had a scrub in it. Im glad you liked my pickup, I always get a lot of people come and want to talk about it take pictures for their dad or tell a story of " back on farm" They love it when I say I drive it daily too.
Yes the 32 did sound great BUT nowhere near as good as my friend Les Moran's blown 32 that has the best sound ever!
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Old 08-20-2019, 12:06 AM   #12
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Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:01 AM   #13
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I like your truck better. Not too much stuff added either. Not like you are going to put a rubber rat on the tailgate or other.


If you want to draw attention to your old pickup. Put a 60s pitbike... mini bike in the bed. People like it. taco or Indian.


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Old 08-20-2019, 03:27 AM   #14
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I was at a show about 15 years ago and a guy walks up and tells me mine was the only flathead he'd seen all day. That's how I met Lars from Sweden.
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Where is Lars now? Haven't seen him post for sooo long.
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