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08-16-2012, 04:35 PM
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Posted By 52flathead

Question engine RPM's

Does anybody know how many RPM's a flatty can safely take? Stock peak hp is 3400 to 3600. I just rebuilt my 52 8rt flathead , bottom end stock, but I put in a 3/4 race cam and tri-power with offy...
07-29-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,730
Posted By 52flathead

Let me see if I got this wright, some guy builds...

Let me see if I got this wright, some guy builds a hot rod in 1987 just like the one's from the early days and takes it upon himself to rename hot rods rat rods, thats called changing history. He can...
07-29-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By 52flathead

Welcome to the site. AXracer has hit a home run....

Welcome to the site. AXracer has hit a home run. I have been building hot rods for more than 60 yrs. Clearly define what your goal is , like the old saying " measure twice cut once "
Lots of luck...
07-29-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,730
Posted By 52flathead

South of bc. The pic's you posted are not rat...

South of bc. The pic's you posted are not rat rods. those cars are like the cars we home built back than. The problem is the way people distort and misuse the original use of a given term. Like hot...
07-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,730
Posted By 52flathead

I am in my 70's and grow up building hot rods in...

I am in my 70's and grow up building hot rods in the 40's and 50's. I have many magazines from that time. I have to agree with 4ti8 I have never seen anything like these rat rods . We all know what...
07-27-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,199
Posted By 52flathead

What is your goal? You say "back to original " To...

What is your goal? You say "back to original " To me that means a 14 in. timken . Anything else is just as unoriginal , might as well keep the dana.
The only reason I make this post is I just...
07-24-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,814
Posted By 52flathead

Talking To answer your question ,old school,traditional,...

To answer your question ,old school,traditional, hotrod, etc. changes with time. When the term was first started I was a teenager. At that time it meant ( you went down to the junk yard and pick up...
07-22-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By 52flathead

First of all, thank you for the warm welcome. It...

First of all, thank you for the warm welcome. It reminds me of the days back in the 40 and 50's in the garage with all the guys. You people are using some terms I don't understand. ( darkside,...
07-20-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By 52flathead

am I in the right forum?

I see most of you are restoring the old trucks back to stock. I just bought a 1952 f3 that was sitting in a field for 30 yrs. Most of the body is pretty rough the cab is in good shape. I was thinking...
07-14-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By 52flathead

12volt starter

I have a 52 f3 v8 flathead, if I want to convert to 12 volts do they make a 12 volt starter for it?
06-30-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,386
Posted By 52flathead

thank u stu I am going to go and look atthe...

thank u stu I am going to go and look atthe truck, what else should I look for? regarding the wheels?
06-30-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,386
Posted By 52flathead

1952 f3 wheels

yesterday for my birthday I bought myself a 1952 f3
did the 52 f3 come with widowmakers? I didn't get it home yet and I didn't know to check for that until I joined the forum. Can someone please...
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