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Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:08 pm

This is one of my current projects. 290 cid Flathead, blown on alky.
This years uppdate is to make a new intake and put on the new Baron heads;)

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Russ/40 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:24 pm

Sweet! I saved that photo...
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby 38FLATTIE » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:56 pm

Hey Kjell! Looks like everyone is showing up here!
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby TimJones » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:07 pm

Yeah Buddy, Everybody likes to hang with Carl :mrgreen: Tim Jones
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:02 am

I'm a stalker;)
No:) It's just that the flathead stuff is like an addiction:)

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Vergil » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:13 pm

Nice to see your project posted here Kjell .... great looking build .. been following your progress ...

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:01 pm

Thanks Vergil:)

And to thoose who have not seen the project before, here are some specs;
1988 French Flathead
Ported an reworked block as done before + some of my own ideas.
New home made HQ. mains with girdle (Baron style)
Moldex crank, 4 1/8 stroke.
Crower custom billet rods.
Kustom Ross pistons, reinforced for more load/pressure. Coated.
Total Seal gapless rings.
Manley Hi flow ss. valves. 1.6 inn. 1.56 ex.
Isky 185G springs, with Titanium retainers.
Turned down stock valve guides
And the Crower roller Cam and lifters
Reworked Offy .400 heads (Now we are going for a set of Baron heads)
Home made blower inntake, from a Offy quad. (new intake in the works for better fuel distribution)
A GMC 4-71 blower, pullys for 7% / 18% / 25% / 38% overdrive
Hilborn 2 port fuel injection. for Methanol.
4 th exhaused port out of the inntake.
Vertex Magneto to fire this thing up!?

Manually shifted C4 with transbrake.

4.10 rear end ratio.

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:40 pm

Here are some of the cool parts that took some time to get;)
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Russ/40 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:09 pm

Fender less, do you have a photo of the lifters you are running?
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Vergil » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:44 pm

You have some serious parts there Kjell, top notch ..

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:03 am

Russ, here are the only one I had, but check out the link too:)
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/engi ... to_23.html

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby timewr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:41 pm

Great combination Kjell. So what is your best ET and mhp so far ?

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Russ/40 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:59 am

Fenderless wrote:Russ, here are the only one I had, but check out the link too:)
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/engi ... to_23.html

Kjell


Thanks for the photo. Loved the link to the site. Some beautiful goodies available there.
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:50 pm

timewr wrote:Great combination Kjell. So what is your best ET and mhp so far ?

Steven


Well, have not gotten the real figures yet, as we had our share of trouble last season.
But we did learn alot. Fuel distribution problems, leaking blower pluss some minor stuff.
But all in all, we'll be fixing this should bring us closer to the the right numbers;)!?
When we ran with the old standard 8BA with merc crank and Isky 433 cam, i finally whent throug the gears rolled over the finish line at 100mph 12.4 sec ET. The new Killer has not been tested fully yet. If I remember correctly the last run I let go off the throttle before the 1/8 mile, rolling over the finish line 80 mph and 12.3 sec ET!! So there should be alot more power this year.

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby timewr » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:09 pm

Cool. That is easily a nine second combo (or better) you are building there Kjell.

So are you putting fuel nozzles in the new manifold you are building ?

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:43 am

Thanks Steven:)

Thats what i like to hear:)
On the new intake we are gona make provitions for port nozzles, but we are gona try without to beginn with:)

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

This saturday it's gona be a Ford flathead blower intakemanifold workshop;)!
Location; Askim, Norway.

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby timewr » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:53 pm

Curses, I can't make it to the workshop on Saturday. I look forward to seeing the photos though.

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:37 am

Would have been cool if you made it;)!?

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:08 pm

We was very pleased after todays workshop;)
Next up is for me to grind the portholes smooth and to match the block.
Roger is gona make a 1 1/2" tall plenum with the pop-off/burstpanel pointing forward this time :mrgreen: !
After we have fitted the plenum, we'r gona make the bracket for the blower-belt tensioner. We also need to make some supports for it and for the plenum.
Last is to make holes for oil filler and breathers.

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby timewr » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:31 pm

Thanks for the update Kjell
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby TimJones » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:12 pm

How's the intake coming along Kjell Tim Jones
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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:05 pm

Tim, I did some grinding on the ports, then left it at Rogers garage for some more welding;)! Roger is a very busy guy, he was doing a AV8 chassis job, and the new bike. Talked to him this week and he had bought another bike project. He does about one of theese each year. He is also planning another modell A project. And there is the gasser too :shock: !
The bike in progress, is actually a Flathead. 1340 ccm Brough Supperior!:) I think i will have some port job on it. Roger is also gona make new heads, KR style.
I'll keep you posted....;)!

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby Fenderless » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:06 pm

Hello

Now we have done some progress
Roger has welded the plenum, so now it's my turn to do some grinding!
And of also some polishing
We will also do as my friend D.H recomends, make provitions for port nozzles when we are at it

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Re: Flathead dragster

Postby roseville carl » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:18 am

lookin good Kjell...........
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