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I have recently purchased a 1952-53 Mercury Flathead V8, which I will be putting in a 30-31 Model A Tudor Sedan. I am interested in finding out what successes or failures people have had with Flatheads and what modifications seem to have the best outcomes. I plan to fully balance the engine, put a dual or triple carb setup on it, Isky cam, Aluminum high compresssion heads, port and relieve the block and use high performance exhaust. If anyone has any suggestions on what they have had the best success with your input would be appreciated.

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i got a merc flathead too.

hey man
i got a merc flatty now thats at the machineshop getting board and cleaned. I have a question for ya. Why did ya go with a flathead? I cjose a flatty because i wanted that 50's look. That sound they make sounds like nothing eles on the road today.

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NAAFH(National Association forAdvancement of Flatheads)

I mentioned in a previous thread, a book by a man named Frank Oddo, called; "Ford Flathead V-8 Builders Handbook 1932-1953".
It is a very comprehensive book and well worth the $20.
It is published by Fisher Books.
I got a copy of it even though I havent been around flatheads for a kazillion years; lots of good pix, too.
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