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FE Technical Forum / Re: Gauging Interest - Tunnelport Heads
« Last post by mbrunson427 on Today at 04:37:49 PM »
Look at the amount of interest in one day. We’re over a thousand views. Obviously there are multiple views with each person (which indicates interest also) but other threads started at the same time as this one have quite a few less views.
I’d buy a set just to have them. Then I’d look for a manifold, etc.
TPs are cool.

Marc, this is the type of response that I was speculating, just wasn't sure about. I had seen a guy post something on the FB Fanatics page maybe 2 or 3 years back about repro TP heads and he received a ton of positive feedback, but that project must have died.
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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Flathead
« Last post by Hemi Joel on Today at 04:31:49 PM »
Can you count the head studs? The Lincoln flatty has 27 per side vs. the ford with 24 or 21.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Gauging Interest - Tunnelport Heads
« Last post by TomP on Today at 04:29:49 PM »
I like the idea, cool to see Bamber Eng going through with it.  I don't think the pushrod tube is that much of an issue. I had a set of tunnel ports 30 years ago that I radically reworked with 5 /16" stem valves and welded and raised exhaust ports. We flow tested them with and without the intake and with a clay entrance with a piece of 5/8" shaft stuck to it. The pushrod tube barely mattered, like an island in a river.
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FE Technical Forum / Mounting transmission cooler lines to FE skirt.
« Last post by Gaugster on Today at 04:25:33 PM »
 I am working on a set of transmission cooling lines. These are 8AN SS braided (non-coated) and I'd like to use these two holes on the side of the FE skirt along with this type of loop. Anyone know of a better bracket option?

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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Flathead
« Last post by Heo on Today at 04:24:22 PM »
The French made FH and some of the later, German made FH's had the dist mounted at the rear of the block.

http://www.reds-headers.com/html/ffh.html

Interesting, but other than some basic architecture and 24 studs being used, those don't appear to be Ford based blocks. Lots of visible differences between those and any Ford flathead. It'd be interesting to hear the story behind them.
They are a mix of older and never flatheads early intergrated bellhousing 8ba type water returns so long time since i saw one last time
some have aluminium sump

http://flatheaddrag.com/french/frenchback.html
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Billet heads
« Last post by fryedaddy on Today at 04:02:04 PM »
really everything that dont bolt up to or replace factory or factory looking is custom.even the adapters are custom in my opinion.they do change the look of a fe to some point.
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FE Technical Forum / clutch fork pivot
« Last post by fryedaddy on Today at 03:56:58 PM »
it has been many years since my comet had a 4 speed in it. im having some confusion with my clutch fork pivot. does it hook to the bell or just the TO bearing.i have a 66 gt 390 bell housing.it has a clip of some kind riveted to the inside of the bell housing clutch fork hole.any pics or info please.i know i need a anti-rattle spring,but do i need other things to get it working?
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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Billy Two Hats
« Last post by chris401 on Today at 03:33:54 PM »
He was a villian in the movie,  "The Boys From Brazil." Just saying!
Looked it up on IMDB. Seems I saw a scene of that movie on TV when I was young.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Gauging Interest - Tunnelport Heads
« Last post by machoneman on Today at 03:30:02 PM »
I bet there are not 100 people in the USA that would actually race a Tunnel Port if the heads were available.  They would go on a show car, or hobby car, or shelf, and become a conversation item.  Left for kids to dispose of.  After this generation of folks passes on, the FE hobby will fade away if your grandchildren are anything like mine.(20-30 years old)  They are not interested in Fairlanes, Thunderbirds, Shelbys, Mustangs unless it is a Coyote.  Just trying to bring some sanity to this conversation.  The FE aftermarket is saturated now in reality, and this forum is one of the things keeping it alive.  Without Jay's forum, the other FE forums have turned into a glorified "Craig's listing" with lots of misinformation.  Joe-JDC

I agree Joe but reluctantly.

Here in the greater Chicagoland area, it's true that kids look at our old iron and admire it but would not invest $1 in one. They are all into rad Asian cars, turbos, 5" exhausts, lowering and more. Besides, they literally can't afford the expense to acquire one and as gas-gobling monsters, only we older gents can afford.

Another sign is that local owners of Model A's and T's literally can't give them away as older guys pass away by the score and their kids have a devil of a time disposing of them. Heck, even a '60's-70's muscle car guy like me wouldn't be caught dead with a old wooden-wheeled antique.

And yes, that maybe 100 max actual racers using a new TP design methinks is a high number. Most would end up on cars for the oh, wow factor.
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FE Technical Forum / Re: Gauging Interest - Tunnelport Heads
« Last post by turbohunter on Today at 03:29:32 PM »
Look at the amount of interest in one day. We’re over a thousand views. Obviously there are multiple views with each person (which indicates interest also) but other threads started at the same time as this one have quite a few less views.
I’d buy a set just to have them. Then I’d look for a manifold, etc.
TPs are cool.
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