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ChuckD 07-21-2020 10:01 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by flatjack9 (Post 1908597)
It is not unusual for that drain hole to get clogged so the water will not drain properly.

Thanks, flatjack9 for the knowledge. It's a great help.

ChuckD 07-21-2020 10:02 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by JSeery (Post 1908594)
As Ronnie pointed out, a drain on the radiator is still not going to totally drain the block.

Thanks JSeery, your knowledge is a great help.

ChuckD 07-21-2020 10:06 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by Alaska Jim (Post 1067496)
As Ronnie stated, there is a good flat spot on both sides of the block at the front. I drilled and tapped both sides and installed drain cocks for the eng. in my 51 merc., and the eng. for my 29 roadster project. I did this so I did not have to remove hoses to drain cooling system, in case cooling system maintenance. ( heater hoses, heater control valve, t-stats, even head gaskets.) I did it mostly to be able to completely drain and change out the anti-freeze every couple of years. I will say that it is best done with the eng out of the vehicle. may not be possible in the vehicle

Thanks, Alaska Jim for the input. I will put it in the brain housing group. Mine is a '50 merc block with BA heads. Don't know how you have a lot a cruising time up in the tundra country! But I know any time is great with a flattie!

ChuckD 07-21-2020 10:09 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by Ronnieroadster (Post 1067402)
The 8BA flathead block WILL NOT drain completely even with the lower radiater hose removed. I always drill and tap the 8BA blocks in the same location as the drian on the early blocks. Theres a nice flat area on each side of the block thats the perfect location to add the drain plug.

Thanks a million Ronnie. Great looking rod too!

ChuckD 07-21-2020 10:11 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by Ronnieroadster (Post 1067402)
The 8BA flathead block WILL NOT drain completely even with the lower radiater hose removed. I always drill and tap the 8BA blocks in the same location as the drian on the early blocks. Theres a nice flat area on each side of the block thats the perfect location to add the drain plug.

By the way how many gal. does does my '50 flattie hold?

Ronnieroadster 07-21-2020 02:13 PM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by ChuckD (Post 1911659)
By the way how many gal. does does my '50 flattie hold?

Chuck you will find depending on the size of the radiator the capacity will be 4 to 5 gallons.
Ronnieroadster

ChuckD 07-22-2020 10:17 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by Ronnieroadster (Post 1911743)
Chuck you will find depending on the size of the radiator the capacity will be 4 to 5 gallons.
Ronnieroadster

Thanks again, Ronnie. Didn't know I was in such honored company. Congrats on the salt flat award in 2018. When you get a chance would like to see the car and what you did to the flattie to make it so fast. Thanks again.

Ronnieroadster 07-22-2020 05:04 PM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by ChuckD (Post 1911992)
Thanks again, Ronnie. Didn't know I was in such honored company. Congrats on the salt flat award in 2018. When you get a chance would like to see the car and what you did to the flattie to make it so fast. Thanks again.




How about a ride along as my supercharged 292 cube Flathead powered gas burning rear engine modified roadster hits hits 200 MPH. The second video is from an early test run with a 258 inch engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRbG60gTpM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv_-lQCxHQA

ChuckD 07-23-2020 10:43 AM

Re: Block drain for 8RT
 

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Originally Posted by Ronnieroadster (Post 1912104)
How about a ride along as my supercharged 292 cube Flathead powered gas burning rear engine modified roadster hits hits 200 MPH. The second video is from an early test run with a 258 inch engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRbG60gTpM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv_-lQCxHQA

Man O man, I can't believe that is a flattie. Holy cow, that shit is wicked sounding in both videos. Were both engines supercharged? I'd love just to get mine to just be a bad ass engine with some umph! What did the 258 post for speed? I could listen to a flattie all day long. There's just something different in the sound of those beautiful engines. Even my single carb merc block, BA heads sounds good. Just don't know enough about em (my first flathead at 70 Y/O) to start building something. I'd insert a photo here, but don't know what a URL is. Thanks again, Awesome!


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