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Old 07-05-2004, 12:30 AM
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Flathead in a Model A

Yes i know this is a truck site, but who cares, lol. Im looking for a model A. Im wanting to make it into sorta a rat rod. Just about everyone you see that is a hot rod, has a small block chevy in it. Well i dont believe in cross breading like that. I have found a flathead v8, and would really love to put it into the Model A.

Ok my question is, would i have to do anything to the frame to hold up to the flathead. Or should the frame be strong enough to hold the flathead, plus not twist under its "huge" lol power. I figure if all else fails, i can box in the original frame, no biggie. I just want to keep most of the car original, for the exceptions of the flathead and power steering and of course the tranny and rear end. I guess you could say, that i want the body, frame, and possibly the front susp (if at all possible to do and still have power steering). If thats not possible, then please make suggestions for a front end and still keep solid axle. This will be driven every day thats its pretty, and on weekends. Basically this will be a second daily driver, just not driven as often as the Bronco (there is my ford truck so i wont get kicked out LOL).

Thanks for all the help, and sorry for the long book.
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You'll get a better response at one of the following:
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Thanks for the links. Also can you run unleaded gas in a flathead, or should you buy the lead additive for it?
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I don't think you should worry about lead additive for the valves/seats in a Flathead.
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So flatheads can run on unleaded gas without any problems?
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Yeah, they will run just fine.
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Awesome news to hear. Ok so now what about dropping it into a Model A, very many modifications to the frame to do so?
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I'm not aware anyone here has done this mod, but 4tl8ford gave you the two best links to ask this question. Mike Bishop haunts both and has a book out about the transplant.
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whats the book called?
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Its something like "How to build a Hot Rod Model A" or "How to build a traditional Hot Rod" something like that. Do a search on Amazon for the author "Bishop" and "Tardel" They are like $15.00 on Amazon Good luck!
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