[Land-speed] OT: Old Flathead Engines

Rich Fox v4gmr at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 15 18:11:50 MST 2010

When you look at my Plymouth flathead it has the classic ten head bolts
sealing the cylinders and another 8 bolts above the valve area. When I
converted to OHV I just used the ten bolts around the cylinders and put plugs
in the other eight.

--- On Mon, 3/15/10, Mark J Bradakis <mark at bradakis.com> wrote:

From: Mark J Bradakis <mark at bradakis.com>
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] OT: Old Flathead Engines
To: "LSR" <land-speed at autox.team.net>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010, 5:27 PM

Another possible reason - bolts of inferior construction, compared to today's
alloys.  Back then they might stretch under load more than current head

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