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Old 01-31-2021, 02:47 AM   #41
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The cam is a Max1 clone done by a local cam grinder who's been in the business since the mid fifties. The car will be a cruiser.
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:18 AM   #42
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What kind of springs are you planning on using? Stock? New or used? When I got my MAX1 from Iskendarian, it came with a set of their 185G springs. I only needed a couple of shims and have been very satisfied with it's performance.
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Lincoln Zephyr springs should be just fine
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Just catch'n up on some Ol'Ron wisdom.
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I just re-read my copy last week, my copy is spiral bound. I didn't have a dog looking over my shoulder either.
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Lincoln Zephyr springs work just fine, but you have to buy them and a .060 shim os cheaper. I don't have the cash to buy something I don't need. Building an engine ?car is very expensive and aesthetics and brand names increase the cost with little benefit ot power or economy. I can't afford that. But I respect those that can. However, ther e are many people that buy things that just don't work for the application, just because it look good.
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Old 02-03-2021, 02:32 AM   #47
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What kind of springs are you planning on using? Stock? New or used? When I got my MAX1 from Iskendarian, it came with a set of their 185G springs. I only needed a couple of shims and have been very satisfied with it's performance.
As I mentioned earlier the springs will be new stock spec springs from Speedway. I'm now going to wait to have them checked before I get the .060 shims if indeed they are needed.

What does the 185G stand for?
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Posted this some time ago, may or may not help clarify installed height.
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Old 02-03-2021, 09:32 AM   #49
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That Book was printed 29 years ago, and I've learned allot since. I started Nostalgia engines and began rebuilding them for others for aprox 15 years. It was the first of the modern Flathead books and I think it helped bring the flathead back into popularity, When I went to the 1097 York ps car show there were only 6 flathead there including the one we brought. It was then I thought of writing my book, In 92 I brought a 100 books aand sold out in 2 days. I'm very proud of that.
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As I mentioned earlier the springs will be new stock spec springs from Speedway. I'm now going to wait to have them checked before I get the .060 shims if indeed they are needed.

What does the 185G stand for?
Ya know, I never thought about that. I always thought it was just a part number, but perhaps it does have some other meaning. I wonder if anyone else knows?
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I always took it as just a part number and generally a stiffer spring than what is needed for a street flathead.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:00 PM   #52
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As I mentioned earlier the springs will be new stock spec springs from Speedway. I'm now going to wait to have them checked before I get the .060 shims if indeed they are needed.

What does the 185G stand for?



185G is the Isky part number for their performance type Flathead valve spring. That valve spring is similar to the Lincoln Zephyr valve spring which is a good alternative for the flathead.
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