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boscobill

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Post Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:32 pm

Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Hi, I'm running a super G on a flathead ford V8, in my present bike project. Didn't have room under the tank for the stromberg 97, so i made an adaptor for the super G i found on ebay. Had my doubts at first, but the S&S was simple and easy to tune. The old flatty (1937 221cid) starts instantly and runs strong and super smooth with
absolutely no hesitation or dead spots, pretty darn great for such a weird mis-application through a homemade manifold adaptor that is a bit to the crude side! http://www.vinmoto.org/gallery/v/VinMot ... l/1937+v8/

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Pa

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Post Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:11 am

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Very Impressive ! :D You sure have a lot of patience. Pa
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celticdodge

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Post Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:56 am

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Mindblowingly cool, what else can I say,well done,give us an update on how it handles. :D :D
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Chris Haynes

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Post Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:00 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

You can buy a Flathead V8 motorcycle through Honest Charley.
http://videos.cokertire.com/Commercials ... cycle.html
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Beachdog

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Post Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:28 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Love those flatheads. The 60 is hard to kill. I drove a Simca with the 60 ford flathead in the 60's. I bought it for the motor. Drove it on a nonstop 1200 mile trip to Daytona when I was a teenager and didn't do anything but put gas in it. [ SIMCA VEDETTE "Beaulieu". The Vedette featured a side valve V8 motor with a cubic capacity of 2351 c.c. producing 84 B.H.P] Mine was a 1958 with a column shifted 3 speed.
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wilko

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Post Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:04 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

I thought the 60 was the horsepower. I'm surprised the Vedette went to america?
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boscobill

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Post Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:11 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Hey all, The flatty bike handles like a dream! way better than i had hoped for. Had to preload the fork springs after going heavier with them, rides nice for a rigid, the steering is light for the size. My engine is the 221 cid 85 H.P.. The V8 60 used
by Honest Charley was made from 1937 - 40 and is a lot smaller at 136 cid. The Honest Charlie bike is actually made by Dale Olson in Maple Grove Illinois, who does some incredible work. The French military used a ford flathead made by simca up until 1988, and a warehouse full of blocks waiting to be scrapped was discovered and shipped back to the states by a parts dealer a few years back, and they are being sold by a few flathead specialists.
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indianut

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Post Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:07 am

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Chris Haynes wrote:You can buy a Flathead V8 motorcycle through Honest Charley.
http://videos.cokertire.com/Commercials ... cycle.html

Where would the SATISFACTION be in that? Heck, you can buy a '36 Knucklehead also.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:33 am

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

I also saw a V-12 Lincoln powered bike. Probably made by the same guy that made the V8 60's.
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boscobill

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Post Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:51 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

indianut wrote:
Chris Haynes wrote:You can buy a Flathead V8 motorcycle through Honest Charley.
http://videos.cokertire.com/Commercials ... cycle.html

Where would the SATISFACTION be in that? Heck, you can buy a '36 Knucklehead also.

Totaly agree, I build what i ride, buying a ready to go bike might be the way to go for some, and i respect that. I grew up on the farm without the benefit of ample money and soon learned that hard work and self challenges could result in the satisfaction of building and learning. Skills and knowledge are the tools that can't be lost or stolen.
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boscobill

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Post Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:02 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

Chris Haynes wrote:I also saw a V-12 Lincoln powered bike. Probably made by the same guy that made the V8 60's.

Link to the guy who does the Honest Charlie bike and the Lincoln V12 bikes, I have loads of respect for his craftsmanship!
I tested this link, may not work if you don't do facebook.....
http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Kel ... 6872338563
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servi53

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Post Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Re: Ford Flathead bike w/S&S super G

awesome work and project
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