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Old 06-23-2017, 07:13 PM   #361
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If as late as the late '80's early '90's wonder if molds , models, tooling still exists somewhere? Flattys had a pretty big following even then, can't believe all got scrapped?
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:14 AM   #362
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If as late as the late '80's early '90's wonder if molds , models, tooling still exists somewhere? Flattys had a pretty big following even then, can't believe all got scrapped?
Road trip to France?, maybe American Pickers will find it next time they go overseas.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:38 AM   #363
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Fordever Block ( Flatheads Forever) Get it???? NO hmmmmm back to the drawing table! Comments Welcome. I thought of this when I had 102 temperature bad cold and sinus infection and maybe something else I haven't discovered! :-)))
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:24 PM   #364
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Just back from 4 days at the Summit nationals at Norwalk. I'm with Ron, let's wait to see the first one running before we worry about names. Back at it tomorrow.

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:20 AM   #365
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Just back from 4 days at the Summit nationals at Norwalk. I'm with Ron, let's wait to see the first one running before we worry about names. Back at it tomorrow.

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I'm with you . . . because when I tend to throw "names" at engines, they're usually not ones I can repeat at Thanksgiving Dinner with Mom!
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:57 AM   #366
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would think that the most popular use of this block would be for a stock rebuild, or very close to it. If the block is supplied with a 3 5/16 bore then it becomes a 258 ci engine. Angle mill the heads and you can get almost 8:1 CR. Stock cam carb abd a decent dist and you down de road. Total cost less than 4K for a strong reliable engine. Now ya can't beat that with a stick. AND then there are the other people.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:13 AM   #367
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would think that the most popular use of this block would be for a stock rebuild, or very close to it. If the block is supplied with a 3 5/16 bore then it becomes a 258 ci engine. Angle mill the heads and you can get almost 8:1 CR. Stock cam carb abd a decent dist and you down de road. Total cost less than 4K for a strong reliable engine. Now ya can't beat that with a stick. AND then there are the other people.
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Ron if this new better flowing block could deliver .75 hp per cubic inch you're knocking on 200 hp.

That's what we need.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:44 AM   #368
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Okay guys so maybe it's too early to have fun with names and such but what else can we do at this point? I'm excited to see this come to fruition

But anyhow I was at the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona last night. Pretty good show if you ask me.

So as we walked out to our cars I looked back at the grandstands (which have been beautifully upgraded by the way) and saw a banner honoring Barney Oldfield, who happened to be a Ford test driver for a time, and the banner stated that Barney Oldfield's nickname was "Speed King".

Speed King, I like that. That'd be a great title for a product this important. Think on it.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:55 AM   #369
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Speed King, might want to check with his wife first. But they were good washers.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:14 PM   #370
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Quick update.

I've had a lot going on the past few weeks, being out of town for a while, then the 4th weekend, now I have to go out of town again. Missed working on the block model most of the last few weeks. But I am still messing with it when I can. Progress is being made. That is one good thing. I will be trying to buy a new horizontal machining center in the next week or so as well as furnaces for my new foundry operation. Getting pulled in every direction right now. It is actually amazing that I get anything done.

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Any news?
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:53 PM   #372
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X2 on any news??
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