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Old 09-12-2015, 04:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Two-strokes have been kinda neglected recently, but they made a comeback, most notably in the marine segment, so there would be no surprise to me if the flatheads become successful again in at least one operational scenario, such as light aviation.
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BMW flat twin flathead on a PLA transmission (the one with reverse) in a narrow, low-frontal area recumbent configuration two wheeler.
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BMW flat twin flathead on a PLA transmission (the one with reverse) in a narrow, low-frontal area recumbent configuration two wheeler.
Sounds cool, but I doubt I'd ever be able to legally register a recumbent motorcycle in my country
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Why did I say two-wheeler? Oh well, it was 2.5yrs ago.



It was interesting to see the shrouding of half of each valve, and the trade-off between breathing and compression ratio.

Hotrodders relied on the junkyards being full of obsolete flatheads and GMC 6-71 superchargers. That combination breathes as well as a naturally aspirated overhead valve V-8.

There's also the sage of the french military flathead.
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Who said the Ford flathead V8 died?



Well, even though Ford planned to phase it out before the '53 model year, a nickel shortage due to the Korean War effort has led the flathead to remain for one more year.
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I had one of those. It was Ivory over light blue. It had chopped coils in front.

It was a sweet car, but it was totaled while it was parked in front of my parent's house. I drove it the rest of the summer to work, but never replaced the driver-side rear quarter.
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https://www.tmxnews.co.uk/news/motoc...t-on-the-side/

I remember when the first reports about the proposed flathead Gas Gas motorcycle engine were released. 10 and a half years gone, and it apparently got mothballed the same way that happened to other interesting engine projects around late 2008 and early 2009.
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This old airport tug which had been featured at an old car show last November is fitted with a Chrysler flathead-six
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Just A Car Guy: nothing to see here, move along
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Clarence Everett and his 1968 396SS Camaro, a theft recovery car; {H]e ran G or H/G, he was a flathead legend in Oregon, ran often at Woodburn dragstrip, and Bonneville. [R]umor has it it was the world's fastest flathead 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, [with] a 1950 Merc block.

Clarence took his one-year old 68 Camaro SS, yanked out the V8, and replaced it with a Flathead Ford. Everett apparently raced in a class that only allowed Flathead engines, as well as inline six-and-eight cylinder engines. It is an odd, odd combination, Flathead Ford and Camaro SS, but Everett reportedly saw a lot of success with this car.

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