V8 Ford Flathead

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Project by chucko posted 02-25-2011 02:51 AM 4099 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

V8 Ford Flathead, was made from particle board. This was cut on a CNC router Mill. I used a .25 end mill bit.

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 03:44 AM

I am wanting to build the Routermill from shopnotes and need a CNC machine to cut the gears for me. would you be interested doing that. I want them made from a good hard wood so that they will last. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks, Don. The templates can be down loaded from the shop notes web site.

-- HardHead.

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 03:45 AM

I have many fond memories of the 239 cubic inch Ford flathead V8. My first car was a ‘53 Ford and I also owned a ’’49 half ton pick-up. Reliable as all get out those things, almost bullet proof!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 04:26 AM

I can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those before. Looks pretty cool.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-25-2011 04:41 PM

Brings back a couple of memories. Did you know you could take a 39 Ford flathead and bolt it directly into
a 32 Ford Coupe, and that the 1950 Ford Police heads would bolt right up to the engine. Had to weld
bolts on the frame and front axle to mount shock absorbers on it, but it would fly. Sometimes I almost
wish I was still young and foolish enough to do this again, then I realize I would have to live through all
of the rest of it too, and remain happily where I am. Did you ever try to put a tri-carb set up on one of
these beauties? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 07:19 PM

Flatheads forever! Nice work. Projects like that are what a CNC mill is good for.

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 12:38 AM

Now I know why chevy`s last

-- Nick,Pa.

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 01:17 AM

The only real problem with the flathead was that bolt holding the generator to the intake manifold. The manifold was cast iron and a hard bump could break it, sending the generator and fan right through the radiator.

Been there, done that. (sigh)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#8 posted 09-03-2013 12:42 AM

I am modifying my golf cart and would like to build a replica Flathead Ford Motor for it…...Any plans available? I don’t care what scale as I can rescale to fit my needs. Thanks in advance for your help. Snapper

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