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Old 11-13-2014, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Miles on your flathead.

I'm curious about the miles that are put on out flatheads each year - mainly I like to know who puts the most miles on their flathead powered cars/trucks.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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I enjoy driving all of our Flatheads as much as possible, especially on road trips and tours that we (the Cigar City Flatheads) set up. I also try to use our other non-Flathead antique vehicles. My daily drivers include our '39 Ford CS, '51 F-1 and '63 Studebaker Avanti. I can't really put an actual number on millage but, I do measure Smiles per Miles...
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:04 AM   #3
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Old Henry puts the most miles on his Flathead.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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Bought SHEBA a 47 tudor done up in 50's style street rod.
at the end of August and to date I've put just about 5400 miles.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:34 AM   #5
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The odometer on my 39 Deluxe shows just over 72,000 total miles. I think I might have put as many as ten miles on it this year.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:47 AM   #6
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Bought SHEBA a 47 tudor done up in 50's style street rod.
at the end of August and to date I've put just about 5400 miles.
Good for you Bill! Drive the wheels off of SHEBA
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:06 AM   #7
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Default Re: Miles on your flathead.

Total 236000 @ 12000 per year
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:09 AM   #8
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I think the award will go to Paul Carrigan aka Rumbleseat who passed away not that long ago. He routinely put on 10,000 miles a year in all kinds of weather in his 34 roadster. Sure miss his input.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:12 AM   #9
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Bought SHEBA a 47 tudor done up in 50's style street rod.
at the end of August and to date I've put just about 5400 miles.
Way to go Bill! Sounds like you and Sheba are becoming real road warriors .
My road mileage for 2014 is down considerably from 2013. Did ~14k in 2013 and maybe 3-4k so far in 2014. Now, considering some tentative plans for next year, 2015 could turn out to be a record breaker for Olivia (my avatar) and me. I am planning to drive to the EFV-8 Club ENM in Charlotte, NC, the CNM (if that happens), and to Bonneville for Speed Week. Also, there is some preliminary talk about another long distance cross country type tour in 2015 by some EFV-8 Club members, but we will have to wait and see how that plays out.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:16 AM   #10
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Are we talkin' up and down miles or forward miles?
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:11 AM   #11
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I put 42,000 miles on my avatar since 1991.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:49 AM   #12
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I think the award will go to Paul Carrigan aka Rumbleseat who passed away not that long ago. He routinely put on 10,000 miles a year in all kinds of weather in his 34 roadster. Sure miss his input.
A timeless picture of Paul Garrigan and another very-well-known flathead guy we all know........these two never needed to boast about their flathead-powered mileages. DD

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Old 11-13-2014, 11:55 AM   #13
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That picture says it all Two Friends & a Car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #14
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:50 PM   #15
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I have driven my '50 Custom over 25000 miles since 10/10/2010 and in all lower 48 states and Quebec, Can.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:31 PM   #16
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45500 miles for my 40 convt since 2001
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:41 PM   #17
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54,000 on my 49 coupe since 2006 plus 10 laps around Bristol speedway last May @ 70+ MPH.

Hey Blu, I thought you got rid of your flatty??????
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:43 PM   #18
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I think the award will go to Paul Carrigan aka Rumbleseat who passed away not that long ago. He routinely put on 10,000 miles a year in all kinds of weather in his 34 roadster. Sure miss his input.

My recollection is that Paul put on over 100K during the time he posted on this forum, then had the engine out for a 'freshening up', and continued to pile on miles until his health wouldn't allow. I'm guessing he had in the vicinity of 150-175 during a 12 (or more) year period. This on a 'well-built' 59A-type (described here several times). Ron, and others could likely elaborate.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:27 PM   #19
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Default Re: Miles on your flathead.

my buddy and I just did about 2100 miles in five days on his 48 ford custom. here is a link to a thread i did on it.

http://www.customcarchronicle.com/fo...-early-custom/
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #20
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Sounds like Bill and I last month... 2000 in 7 days, with our 47 & 49. I wonder where all these guys were when we were touring to the moonshine fest?



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my buddy and I just did about 2100 miles in five days on his 48 ford custom. here is a link to a thread i did on it.

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