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Old 08-30-11, 09:36PM   #12
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Location: edison,new jersey
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Default straight 8

Ive got a 1947 flatty 8 that I rebuilt14 years ago. It runs real good and is stock. They have regular insert bearings like the newer engines and gets 40 pounds of pressure at about 2500 rpms. These engines were known as 100,000 mile reliable when it was unheard of to get that many miles from other cars. It is as responsive as a 250 Chevy straight 6, and will pull 18 miles a gallon on the highway with 3.70 rear gears. If you can build a 1953 or newer block because the new pistons are much cheaper than the older ones. Parts are definitely out there for them. Steve
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