Newly Engineered Flathead V8 Block – Motor City Speed Equipment

Googling around as you do I initially found the story of Mark Kirby’s  newly engineered Flathead V8 block on the Coker Tyres website 

This is a quite old story from back in 2010

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This page led to me to the Motor City Speed Equipment Website 

Here you can find some details and specifcations for the newly engineered flathead block, not sure how old this information is?

There is also an old article here on Hot Rod Network

I also found a video on YouTube from 2012 showing Mark discussing the project

I’m not sure what has happened to the project since but some chatter on the H.A.M.B suggests that Jon Hall on Shadow Rods may be involved?

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Hood and Fenders – Reblog from Brad Albrecht’s Mustang Restoration Projects

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Brad Albrecht's Mustang Restoration Projects

After far too long, I finally decided I was far along enough in the engine compartment that I should put the hood and fenders back on. I still have a few fine adjustments on the engine before I am ready to fire it up for the first time, but the clock is ticking for summer cruising.

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Ahh, spring!

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Seriously?  It’s April 4!  This is not roadster weather!  28685851_10216425438251154_8388987590613026421_nActually, I don’t mind, because I’m not finished up yet anyway.  We have driven the car a couple of times, it has 20 miles on the odometer, enough to find a couple of little bugs that I’ve taken care of (the shifter selector shaft seal, and a radiator hose that wasn’t quite tight enough, which I fixed, but now the gas gauge isn’t working), and I still need to get the canvas on the top made and get it licensed, but, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

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I had “Fly’n Brian” painted on the tail pan at “Motorama” at Cobo Hall, in a tribute to the cars original name, “Flying Flathead”,  where we debut the car. I’m very happy with that, although the casual observer won’t know the story.  I also got the set of steel ’49 Chevy…

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Ford Flat Head V8 Working Model Engine – 3D Printed by Eric Harrell

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Ford Flathead V8!!
Modeled after a 40s 239 block and after market accessories.

More info here

Eric’s description

This is my most detailed model yet. All accessories including spark plugs were modeled. Over 200 hours print time for all parts. Almost two full rolls of filament.

All my models are printed on a Prusa i3 kit. You can find the one I use by clicking the link below. You can get 15% off by using code “GBTE”
Tronxy Prusa I3
You will need to print on an 8×10″ glass bed and change the “X” travel distance settings in the firmware to print the block.

Complete hardware kits are available. I partnered with MakerRX. Head over to their page to purchase my kit and get 10% off HatchBox/ColorFabb Filament which is some of the best filament that you can get for the price.
https://www.makerrx.com/products/mrx5

https://youtu.be/hRUQLCHZcgg

John’s Roadster, An Update

Whilst I was over at John’s I had the chance to look at the progress on his Model Roadster build.

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Rolling chassis more or less done body panels being test fitted before patch panels applied and bodywork done.

The Model B Gearbox Conversion Part 2

Took the Model B gearbox over to my friend John to give it a look over, not surprisingly we found very little wrong with the exception of some damaged threads where the gearbox top mounts

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The Model B into Model A conversion is rarely done and is quite complex meaning quite a bit of research and parts gathering will be required. John has kindly started to gather some of the parts as you can see below.

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An adaptor plate to secure the Model B gearbox to the Model A engine, tailshaft/torque tube adaptor and sheet metal to modify the Model A sump have already been sourced by John. A number of other challenges such as mounting the handbrake, swapping the release arm to LHD, pedal box and radius arm modifications and Flywheel machining just to name a few! A gear lever for the Model B gearbox is on the way.

 

Here’s What it Takes to Bring A Hot Rod Back from the Dead – Tommy Lee Byrd @ Hot Rod Network

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The popularity of barn finds and survivor hot rods has created a whole new segment of the hot rod hobby. Cars with history are much more interesting than something built in the modern era, but we had to convince Charles Berry that his ’34 Plymouth, his high school hot rod, was a really special piece

Read the rest of Tommy’s article here

 

2000 Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Ignition Coil Change Part 3

Last lap for the coil replacement.

Cleaned out the river holes with a drill and bolted the new coil onto the frame using the bolts provided. Once the unit was complete it was bolted back on the truck. After a good road test all seems well, so let’s wait and see 🙂

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Not only a new coil, a good clean followed!

Clean S10 Xtreme