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Post by trip on July 1st 2017, 8:39 pm

Long term project for when I have the time and money to rebuild.  Now all I need is something to put in.  Thinking some kind of rat rod. This thing is 239 cid with 100hp. Been in storage for probably 30 years. Pulled the plugs and turned it over with a wrench so it is not stuck.

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Post by actionpack on July 2nd 2017, 4:42 am

nice find wes

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Post by hastemaker on July 2nd 2017, 6:50 am

Wasn't some of the old flat heads also 85 hp?
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Post by trip on July 2nd 2017, 7:30 am

hastemaker wrote:Wasn't some of the old flat heads also 85 hp?
I think so. This is a later model Ford engine. The Mercury engines were a little larger with 110 hp.

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Post by hastemaker on July 2nd 2017, 8:11 am

Hard to believe that 85 to 110 hp was used to move all the heavy metal those cars were made of...my new p/u has 395hp..
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Post by trip on July 2nd 2017, 1:41 pm

I told Cathie that motor weighs almost as much as our wing and the wing has more power.

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Post by NeonLeon on July 2nd 2017, 3:42 pm

I love it .... great start for something special!!! Way to go Wes!!!

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Post by actionpack on July 3rd 2017, 4:55 am

way back a friend had a 49 ford , that thing made the sweetest sound in second gear going down a hill making the cherry bombs make music , cool

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Post by trip on July 3rd 2017, 5:20 am

actionpack wrote:way back a friend had a 49 ford , that thing made the sweetest sound in second gear going down a hill making the cherry bombs make music , cool
We had an old cut down back in the 60's with this engine running straight exhaust and I loved the sound of it.

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Post by trip on July 11th 2017, 9:37 pm

My new toy may not be such a good deal after all.  Have been studying and doing research on the motor.  Been reading that every flathead has cracks in the block.  Most can be fixed.  The old engines can be very expensive to rebuild.  A lot of people spend $5K-$10K building these motors.  I wont.  Thinking maybe I should part this thing out and use the money to build a SBC (small block Chevy) engine.  I could put that in my 82 Chevy P/U.  Haven't made up my mind yet.  Shrug

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