Flatheads

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Flatheads
« on: December 25, 2013, 02:30:47 PM »
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 02:31:15 PM »

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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 02:40:19 PM »
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 07:45:23 PM »
Here's a couple:

flatheadv8s

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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 09:37:06 PM »
Ardun Flathead
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 09:38:50 PM »
Blown Ardun
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 09:45:12 PM »
Perhaps one of the most interesting uses for ol’ Henry’s original V-8 was in World War II midget submarines, even by the Axis powers. This Japanese Navy midget sub was captured by US forces – take a good look at what powered it through the water!
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 09:48:28 PM »
T. Noah "Tiny" Smith from San Antonio, Texas, came up the Smith-Jiggler design.
The standard Ford V8-60 tended to overheat so Smith built a F-head conversion with the exhaust valves in the head and the intake valves in the stock location in the block.
Since the exhaust valve rocker arms were exposed, they tended to "jiggle," thus the name Jiggler.
In 1964, a conversion kit could be purchased for $450; a full race engine was $1050.
Since the head was air-cooled, the engine still suffered heating problems and because the intake valves were still in the block, there was no significant increase in horsepower.
From Museum of American Speed.
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 09:56:37 PM »
Ardun heads on v8 60.
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »
Flathead's
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flatheadv8s

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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 10:09:22 PM »
Magnesium Flathead
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flatheadv8s

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 10:11:20 PM »
Don Smith's
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 10:13:08 PM »
The new eye candy.
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 06:24:31 AM »
 thanks  graeme

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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 02:38:40 PM »
That looks like some serious coin there!!!!  nice!
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Re: Flatheads
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2014, 07:01:52 PM »
Never has one spent so much to go so slow....

Here's the engine from my old deuce.  8BA was built for a crackerbox but never used until the previous owner put it in the coupe.  Pretty standard fare on the outside, but this engine ran well & sounded great !