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Flathead teardown

 
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JIMBOB
500RPM



Joined: 11 May 2021
Posts: 543
Location: Canberra

Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2020 10:38 pm    Post subject: Flathead teardown

Got the flathead for the roadster today...



Was curious about the condition and couldn't wait, so began to tear it down straight away, and was pleasantly suprised with the internals.......



Little bit of shit around the valves and some rust stains in the bore but no damage, still smooth and no lip. No sludge and free to turn!!

Found a plate from an engine reconditioner in NSW with a date, 1967, and all the bearing and bore sizes...



Here's the twin carb manifold I'll run...



Will finish tearin it down this week and take it to work and crack test it, all looks good so far .

Cheers and beers
Jimbob
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Flatoz
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Joined: 02 Apr 2021
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Location: Melbourne

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject:

Go the flathead!
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LIVING ON EARTH MAY BE EXPENSIVE, BUT AT LEAST YOU GET ONE FREE TRIP AROUND THE SUN A YEAR.
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JIMBOB
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Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2020 8:22 pm    Post subject:

This engine just gets better I'm startin to wonder just how much work its actually done, check out the bearings, like new





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FRANK BASILE
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Joined: 07 May 2021
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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject:

If I am not mistaken,that reconditioners tag indicates that good ,ol REPCO did the job.........FRANK.
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Flatoz
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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 7:36 am    Post subject:

Man I would be happy with that!
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jahoota
200rpm



Joined: 11 Nov 2020
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Location: Sydney

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2020 7:47 pm    Post subject:

can i have it? (getting dibs before brootal..)

that looks in excellent nic. You must be a very proud dad with that delivery!
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