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Old 08-07-2001, 01:13 PM
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Question Flathead Engines

Hi, I am wondering if anyone has heard of or exerienced those Flathead engines currently available at Halibrand? They are suppose to be French surplus high output crated motors with 0 miles and "ready-to-run". Halibrand will not guarentee or warrenty these engines so I am wondering if a $3,000.00 invesment would be wise? I will appreciate any info someone may have on these engines. Thanks and have a great day! - Jerry.

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been awhile since you posted this

was wondering if you took the chance and bought one of these motors... was wondering how it worked out... thanx
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I have not seen hp figures on those engines, but in general the flathead is very limited as far as hp output. There is an article in the current issue of Streetrod Builder on a highly modified blown flathead and it only puts out about 320hp. I know several rodders in the area who have the French flatheads in their resto rods and they run well, but are not powerhouses.

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just what i wanted to know.. thanks... glad i didnt go down that road then.. lol...
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For a nostalgia rod, why not?

People love all different types of motors, just to be different.......

Some even like those weirdo motors....what are they again?...

Oh, yeah.....HEMI, HEMI, HEMI................
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im going for the horse power, liftin the wheels, type of flyin... looking for the right block to start her out with... keepin the mind open to suggestion...
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flathead engine

Jerry, what type of vehicle are you planning to use the engine in? What
parameters do you wish to meet? Would a crate small block ford satisfy
your needs and give more performance? There are lots of options. LOL
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560hp flathead

Interesting reading on a 560HP Ford flathead engine.

www.flatfire.com/flatfire2.htm

Wow
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I think the old flatheads are cool.
560 horses from one is insane! Cool, but insane! HG
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Re: flathead engine

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Jerry, what type of vehicle are you planning to use the engine in? What
parameters do you wish to meet? Would a crate small block ford satisfy
your needs and give more performance? There are lots of options. LOL
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Check the date on that first post. pre 9-11.
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