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Old 11-25-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-FLATHEA...a68dc5&vxp=mtr

So here we have a 239 bored 1/8", stock crank, 8CM cam, a Merc 8CM head on one side and an 8BA on the other, with 2x2's, and it's putting out 216 HP!? I must be doing something wrong??
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-FLATHEA...a68dc5&vxp=mtr

So here we have a 239 bored 1/8", stock crank, 8CM cam, a Merc 8CM head on one side and an 8BA on the other, with 2x2's, and it's putting out 216 HP!? I must be doing something wrong??
I emailed them to ask for a dyno slip & they told me they would supply one for $500 extra!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #4
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I think he had a 100 HP misprint. Possibly has a keen imagination too.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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You guys are missing the magic ingredient -- the spray bomb orange paint. Always good for an extra 100 horses! dw
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Ease up!! Maybe they assembled this thing in the dark.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #8
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Here is his web page
http://www.mikesoldfordchevy.com/flathead-engines/


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omg wtf where have we all been he has the hp secrets we all strive for "LOL"

239 FLATHEAD BORED 190 HP @ 3500, @ 4000 210hp @4500 216 hp. BORED 00 .1250 TO A 259 CU.IN. ,NEW PISTONS,and rings,new old stock 8CM ford cam,FOR THAT MERCURY RUMBLE SOUND, the best ford made,BEST power on street,but idles smooth at 450 rpm, idle., new cam bearings, good lifters and new rod bearings,new mains and reconditioned rods and oil pump . ,turned .030 rods .020 mains and CRANK,NEW STAINLESS VALVES , NEW SPRINGS, GUIDES, AND KEEPERS ,DECKED BLOCK .016, .015,NEW RINGS ,8.5 to1 COMPRESSION,NEW HARDENED VALVE SEATS FOR UNLEADED GAS. PRESSURE TESTED AND CLEANED. NEW GASKETS. USE YOUR INTAKE AND WATER PUMPS,COMES WITH DISTRIBUTOR,CALL 608 778 1410 ask for Mike. Porting and Polishing Available. FOR DETAILS ON SHIPPING AND OTHER ENGINES,ALSO HAVE 125 HP. 8BA JUST LIKE THIS ONE FOR 3900.00,AND HAVE A MERCURY ENGINE 1952, WITH 4 INCH STROKE, CAN REBUILD THAT WITH ALUMINUM HEADS AND 4 BARREL CARB FOR$ 6,500.00 SHOULD PUSH 220 HP. AND 4000 TO 5000 RPM.. .,we CAN REBUILD YOUR ENGINE YOUR WAY FOR YOU AS PER YOUR REQUEST.. call 6087781410 for details,OR 3192158908.,ask for Lynn....4 INCH NEW EAGLE CRANKS for $495.00 ADDITIONAL.............1.6 inch valves in all engines REBUILT NOW''''''
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:42 PM   #9
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MAN, this guy has the secret. wow,
I wonder if he has a book to sell with his speed secrets, cuz I need to buy it
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:49 PM   #10
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216 hp @4500 with a stock 8cm ford cam now that is really hard to imagine the dyno pull on that one. "LOL"

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Old 11-26-2014, 12:07 AM   #11
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Come on you guys.... has anyone considered that the seller might be dyslexic. Could be that 126 looks like 216 to him, just sayin'. And maybe, just maybe the mismatched heads are the secret. I have never tried that.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:14 AM   #12
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You forgot to read the fine print "intake pictured not included"
That's where all the horsepower comes from!
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:52 AM   #13
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I'm guessing thre are a lot of real powerful flatheads in Wisconsin. Anyone know of this guy or his work?
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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don't miss the part about new cam bearings and "GOOD" lifters.
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:54 AM   #15
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Kinda reminds me of a story from an American buyer touring a Chinese factory he was planning to order electric motors from...
He was touring the assembly line for 2 and 4 HP motors with the manager, watching 2 HP motors go together down the line...at the end, the last worker was taking decals that said "2HP" from a box and slapping one on each motor. The American asked the manager to describe the difference between the 2HP and 4HP motors, but before the manager could answer the worker at the decal bench, without even looking up, reached into a second box under his bench and slapped a "4HP" on the next motor...
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #16
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Don sez;
"You guys are missing the magic ingredient -- the spray bomb orange paint. Always good for an extra 100 horses! dw"

I just screwed up & lost 100Hp as I couldn't stand the orange some yokel painted this engine & applied some green.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:22 PM   #17
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Maybe he is related to the guy I got the "show quality " wiring harness from. That description of the motor is hilarious.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:56 PM   #18
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A colleague was trying to by a really nice high end used car for his wife. The dealers original offer sheet said "new tires". When he looked at the car (Beamer) and got ready to close the deal he asked about the new tires (what was on the car were obviously not new) and was told they were new...
New to that car! So my point is the devil is in the details. Anybody with dyno experience can juice a printout! However a good flattie might approach 200 HP on nitro!
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:11 PM   #19
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Don sez;
"You guys are missing the magic ingredient -- the spray bomb orange paint. Always good for an extra 100 horses! dw"

I just screwed up & lost 100Hp as I couldn't stand the orange some yokel painted this engine & applied some green.

I always thought the extra horsepower was from red paint and chrome!
Now I've got to repaint my engine!
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:57 PM   #20
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You gota admit, it's very entertaining to hear all this. Unfortunately, some body might buy it. Now I have to re paint my green engine too.
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