[Land-speed] OT: Old Flathead Engines

Rich Fox v4gmr at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 15 17:35:05 MST 2010

I was just looking at a Dart 302 Ford block. 6 bolts per cylinder. Needs a
special ead which the owner didn't have an his ARP stud set was too short for
the heads he did have. Back to the catalog.
--- On Mon, 3/15/10, drmayf <drmayf at mayfco.com> wrote:

From: drmayf <drmayf at mayfco.com>
Subject: [Land-speed] OT: Old Flathead Engines
To: "LSR" <land-speed at autox.team.net>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010, 3:16 PM

I am curious about something. That is the number of head bolts/studs on
flathead engines.  I had an old car once that had a Continental 6 cyl and that
sucker had about a million head bolts. Same with old Ford flatheads, lots of
bolts or studs. And yet, with todays high compresion engines, greater
dimensional tolerance requirements for flatnes, etc, most only have 10
bolts/studs for each bank of cyliners.  What's up with all the bolts on a low
comp enigine?

mayf, just in from the shop area...mostly doing nothing...
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