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4 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

If it’s a flathead just put a shim between the tappet and valve stem that holds the valve just off the seat at all times then put your dial indicator on the valve head. Flatheads are hard to make power with as compression ratio is so low. As you reduce chamber volume you reach the point of diminishing returns very quickly as flow to the valves starts getting restricted. Serious flathead power would love forced induction... turbski it! 

The Ford flattys do very well with a McCulloch screw setup, but I don't recall seeing a lot of them with a turbo kit. That must be a newer thing?

Hope you got some rest.

Mike

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7 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

The Ford flattys do very well with a McCulloch screw setup, but I don't recall seeing a lot of them with a turbo kit. That must be a newer thing?

Hope you got some rest.

Mike

Never seen one either, probably easier to rig up but some day when I get around to the Ford flatly in dads barn it might get a rootes blower off a Pontiac/Buick 3800 as they’re relatively plentiful (cheap) and sized close... supercharged flathead V8 8N anyone?

Kinda caught up on some rest. Get back into the 6 on 6 off routine...

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9 minutes ago, AngrySailor said:

Never seen one either, probably easier to rig up but some day when I get around to the Ford flatly in dads barn it might get a rootes blower off a Pontiac/Buick 3800 as they’re relatively plentiful (cheap) and sized close... supercharged flathead V8 8N anyone?

Kinda caught up on some rest. Get back into the 6 on 6 off routine...

There's been all manner of engine put into those little red bellies, even a turbine, but there hasn't been a charged or turbo flat 4 done yet with the usually supplied 120 cube monster.... at least not that I've seen.

Mike

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51 minutes ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

There's been all manner of engine put into those little red bellies, even a turbine, but there hasn't been a charged or turbo flat 4 done yet with the usually supplied 120 cube monster.... at least not that I've seen.

Mike

I would be interesting to see what can be done with the original engine. The crankshafts I bet would take some power/rpm. They’re quality forged steel and being inline four, naturally balanced. The rods and pistons would be the failure point would be my guess. There’s good pistons available as they’re the same as the V8 but rods may be more difficult. I think the V8 rods are the same length with the only difference being the big end width is narrower as there’s two rods per throw. You could probably have a factory cam ground at a smaller base circle to one of the many V8 profiles available and would work, add some forced induction of some kind... hmmm

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19 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

@560dennis I bet if you look out on the lake rn you’ll spot us on our way to Cleveland. 

Dang ,was down there Madison township park , Monday ? 
only saw some seagulls 

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On 5/23/2023 at 10:56 AM, AngrySailor said:

@560dennis I bet if you look out on the lake rn you’ll spot us on our way to Cleveland. 

Hey Sailor, when you get a chance check this out.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1974-general-motors-other-morristown-nj-583684?utm_medium=email&utm_source=auctions_newsletter

It landed in my email, after about three others from friends that pretty much said, "Dude! You have got to see this!!". They know have this strange fetis.... uh.... craving for NOS parts, no matter the brand.

That's a serious contagion in itself. I caught my case from MAFCA meetings & magazines.

There is no known cure.

Oh well.

Mike

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On 5/25/2023 at 8:47 AM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Hey Sailor, when you get a chance check this out.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1974-general-motors-other-morristown-nj-583684?utm_medium=email&utm_source=auctions_newsletter

It landed in my email, after about three others from friends that pretty much said, "Dude! You have got to see this!!". They know have this strange fetis.... uh.... craving for NOS parts, no matter the brand.

That's a serious contagion in itself. I caught my case from MAFCA meetings & magazines.

There is no known cure.

Oh well.

Mike

I worked with an electrician that put a LS7 in a 70 Camaro he had in the 80's not sure what the cost was then but that will probably bring some serious money, be good if it found a home in a Yenko or Motion car.

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On 5/25/2023 at 10:47 AM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Hey Sailor, when you get a chance check this out.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1974-general-motors-other-morristown-nj-583684?utm_medium=email&utm_source=auctions_newsletter

It landed in my email, after about three others from friends that pretty much said, "Dude! You have got to see this!!". They know have this strange fetis.... uh.... craving for NOS parts, no matter the brand.

That's a serious contagion in itself. I caught my case from MAFCA meetings & magazines.

There is no known cure.

Oh well.

Mike

To rich for my wallet. Besides in doing good with a 283 , 

 

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A sailors job never ends. He probably had to chase after a sea sick sea serpent.

Mike

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On 5/25/2023 at 10:47 AM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Hey Sailor, when you get a chance check this out.

https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1974-general-motors-other-morristown-nj-583684?utm_medium=email&utm_source=auctions_newsletter

It landed in my email, after about three others from friends that pretty much said, "Dude! You have got to see this!!". They know have this strange fetis.... uh.... craving for NOS parts, no matter the brand.

That's a serious contagion in itself. I caught my case from MAFCA meetings & magazines.

There is no known cure.

Oh well.

Mike

Geez that’s crazy! It’s really only worth that IF you need the numbers matching aspect. You could build a heck of a lot more motor for $20k... years ago I almost bought an NOS 1940’s Onan generator in the original crate so yeah, I got that bug too...

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So I bought 7 forklifts and had them transported down east to fix up and sell. The first load arrived right after I left for work (of course). They’re all mostly I good mechanical condition and I had new tires put on many of them before they shipped. Trever been working the odd evening at my place getting them prettied up. Big Nissan first on the list. 
 

Pops making good progress on his building this past week also. Think they’re in for a week of rainy weather coming up though.

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The big Nissan almost done. Buddy Trever putting the new parking brake cables on. Just have to look at a couple minor issues like the throttle linkage being a little stiff and install the new front work lights. Pretty sure it’s sold, had a call about one of the others today also. 
 

Had pops take some measurements on the square body, checking tire clearance to the box and springs  I’ve never been quite happy with the track width and how the wheels tuck under the truck. The rims are widened rally wheels I’ve added 4” to to make them 15”x12”w. I either need to roll the inner lip of the rear fenders to gain sidewall clearance or change the backspace 1” to gain clearance as I’m lowering the truck at least another 2”, however changing the backspace takes room from the inside... I’m going to tub the box to gain some clearance there but the springs are the next issue.  Debating on mounting the springs inside the frame rails and going for broke with 18.5” wide tires... if I tub the box only I think I can get these under it on a 15x14” rim with the sPrings as they are.  Mounting them inside the frame will make it handle like a wet noodle...

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4 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Four link it

Thinking about it. Gotta watch what the insurance covers when you get into this stuff. It’s a “modified vehicle” rn. At some point it moves to the “pro-street” category then the rates go stupid.  I kinda am after lifting the left front wheel consistently though... she would on occasion when the pave and launch was just right but think I can improve drastically on that even with the leaf springs... mostly I’m just not ever been happy with how the tires sit under it appearance wise. 

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7 hours ago, AngrySailor said:

Thinking about it. Gotta watch what the insurance covers when you get into this stuff. It’s a “modified vehicle” rn. At some point it moves to the “pro-street” category then the rates go stupid.  I kinda am after lifting the left front wheel consistently though... she would on occasion when the pave and launch was just right but think I can improve drastically on that even with the leaf springs... mostly I’m just not ever been happy with how the tires sit under it appearance wise. 

Dump the square body get previous generations they had factory coils and control arms in the half tons then you can tweak from there and it’s still factory type

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7 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

Dump the square body get previous generations they had factory coils and control arms in the half tons then you can tweak from there and it’s still factory type

Aww I can’t do that! It was pretty much my first vehicle. I Got a ‘68 GMC 910 but that’s pops ride now and he’s perfectly happy with the 283/three on the tree. It’s a nice driving rig really. Was thinking of sticking a stock(ish) ‘54 in it but the shift linkage would be real tight. Heck everything is real tight in them with a big block. Exhaust and clutch linkage are a problem as well. 

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My buddy would rip out the stabilizer with a mild 396 on his 67, not sure the early stock system would take what you got coming

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6 hours ago, hardtail said:

My buddy would rip out the stabilizer with a mild 396 on his 67, not sure the early stock system would take what you got coming

Yeah the ‘68 is just a driver. If I put a ‘54 in it, it would be with the 3spd saginaw still which wouldn’t take any abuse at all. Would just be to cruise town with a big block cuz eff you Greta. Kinda worried about wracking up the square body though... might have to look at stiffening the frame here and there...

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