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Old 02-09-2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:24 AM   #2
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Isn't "cammer flathead" a contradiction of terms?
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:39 AM   #3
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"Oxymoron" - I always wanted a chance to use that word!

Pretty impressive engine, though.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:51 AM   #4
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who made that thing? wow!
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:14 PM   #5
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That is crazy cool!
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:38 PM   #6
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:43 PM   #7
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Twice as many carbs as it should have!
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:19 PM   #8
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I don't remember who built the engine, but it was installed in the Bob Estes Spl. and entered in the 1951 Indy 500.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:23 PM   #9
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I'm probably wrong here but I'm a little skeptical if this is a real working engine. Again, I could be wrong.
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Old 02-09-2018, 02:43 PM   #10
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It's certainly pretty neat. I love the ingenuity that went in to this in an attempt to keep the flathead competitive. Certainly a pretty well thought out design.

I would love to see the bottom end of this motor. I would assume it's beefed up a bit.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:10 PM   #11
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A guy in my neighborhood has two of them, at least he had two, I know he has one, for sure, in a 32 tudor Ford. It doesn't have manifolds on it and really up wakes everybody when he starts it every once in a while.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:28 PM   #12
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Can you imagine the torque on the drive ( where dist used to be end of cam shaft) to turn the dual camshafts , with valve springs etc................................

By the way the guy down the street from me Steve Farkley makes a overhead cam set up for a flathead. Want to see some crazy flathead stuff , check out his website

http://www.uncommonengineering.com/
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:20 PM   #13
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When is a Flathead not a flathead?
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:32 PM   #14
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:03 PM   #15
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believe the motor in question was built by joe davis in the late 40's. 4 sets are extant out of 10 originally machined. speedway has one in their museum and had it on display at the ambr show 2 weeks ago in pomona.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:01 AM   #16
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Interesting to see the Lucas commercial distributor bolted on the front. Note slotted mounting holes. Mech advance only, no vac brake.

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Old 02-10-2018, 12:21 PM   #17
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Changing the fan belt would be interesting....what is the blue engine behind it?
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Changing the fan belt would be interesting....what is the blue engine behind it?
Looks like an early flathead ohv conversion, maybe Lee Tornado?
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:15 PM   #19
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believe the motor in question was built by joe davis in the late 40's. 4 sets are extant out of 10 originally machined. speedway has one in their museum and had it on display at the ambr show 2 weeks ago in pomona.
I must have missed it. would have been great to see.
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I would give my right and maybe my left "you know whats" for that engine! LOL
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