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Old 11-26-2003, 04:16 PM
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Question Flathead performance parts

I'm planning on a full out building of a 49 flathead. If you,ve seen my other posts you know I've been himhawing about wether to build my flathead or shoehorn a diesel into my 1 1/2 ton but I've decided to build the flathead to peak performance and give it a whirl. I keep seeing sites praising the availability of performance parts for the flathead but they must be invisible . I'm looking for a good place to find cams, pistons, possibly a supercharger, all the good stuff that the wife looses sleep over .Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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Old 11-26-2003, 07:44 PM
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Flathead performance parts

Fordhog, wise decision. I sure wish I had gone that route. Since I don't have a flathead in my 1/2 ton, I can't be of much help, but many here can. Just threw away an old catalogue I think by Joe Smith company who had flathead performance parts.
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:44 AM
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Flathead Jack's...all performance flatty stuff http://www.flatheadjack.com

Motor City Flathead
13624 STOWELL ROAD
DUNDEE, MI 48131
(734) 529-3363

Speedway Motor's
http://speedwaymotors.com/Default.asp?wc=true

Also, Edelbrock still lists heads and intakes in their new catalogs.

There is a place making superchargers for flatty's...I think Motor City was working on a fuel injection system for flatheads as well. Flathead jack is a very good place, they know what they are doing.
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Gary gave you a good list to work thru. I'd start with Red Hamilton of Red's Headers. He's been around the business a long time and is super to work with. If he doesn't have what you need, he'll know where to send you.

http://www.reds-headers.com/default.htm

Hot Rod and Custom Supply in Cape Coral, FL is another good one for availability of a wide range of supplies.

http://www.rodncustom.com/

From what I've seen and heard, Flathead Jack is one of the most expensive, but he does have some stuff that nobody else does if you can work with him.
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edelbrock sells heads for the flathead as well as a dual carb intake
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Thanks a lot guys! That will definetly get me started on my way. I'll keep you posted and we'll see how my sick mind and flatheads get along, could be interesting.
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A good place to go for info on flatheads are 2 other chat groups that are for flatheads only. the first and best is www.fordbarn.com/earlyv8/forum03/ The second is http://groups.msn.com/FordFlathead19...pgmarket=en-us ( Keep'em Fat and Flat ) 52-F1
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Old 12-10-2003, 09:28 AM
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Ross Pistons has pistons for the flathead any bore any stroke.
SCAT has brand new modern connecting rods.
There is also a 4.25" stroke crank being produced, probably by CAT.
Cams get with Isky
Heads, Edelbrock and Offenhauser.
Manifolds, Fenton replicas by Patrick's

Ignition, I think Mallory has a new distributor for the flathead.
What more could yo ask???
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Yo,Fordhog I've used MSD'sdistributor and ignition on a '50 flatty,absolutely fantastic,by the way,flat-o-matic makes great kits to use a c-4 auto or t-5 stick behind that slab head (flat-o.com) I think the guy runni'n flat-o-matic is Gene and he's real easy to talk to on the phone if ya want info.
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Yo,Fordhog I've used MSD'sdistributor and ignition on a '50 flatty,absolutely fantastic,by the way,flat-o-matic makes great kits to use a c-4 auto or t-5 stick behind that slab head (flat-o.com) I think the guy runni'n flat-o-matic is Gene and he's real easy to talk to on the phone if ya want info.
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Just to add two cents to the other suggestions...Egge Machine Co. at www.egge.com is another source for flathead parts. I'll also second the earlier opinion of starting with Reds Headers...very knowledgable guy and good to work with. Yet another source for some parts is eBay...lots of flathead parts up for auction - buyer beware of course - and be advised that most of the "bargains" have gone away as people tend to bid the price up (sometimes way past what they should) but you can still find some hard to find historic manifolds and carb cores for not bad money.

Flatheads forever - keep em running!
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Hello this is a link to a supercharger for a flatty.

Magna Charger, Inc. - Flathead Ford Supercharger Systems & Accessories

Hope this helps -John
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speedway motors has a good selection cams heads storker kits intakes and the prices dont seem to bad
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oh wow i didnt realize there was all this performance things for a flathead. i just got one and me and a friend is gonna build it.
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I would add Flathead Jack's and Wilcap/Sharp to the list..the others I deal with have already been listed.

Alos, one of our regular suppliers for all makes of performance parts, Mad Dog Racing, has added some flattie items to their mix.
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