Randy Makes His Dream Car
1934 3 Window Coupe

 


Pretty cool looking flathead, eh?

Note the home made engine stand.
Another project I enjoyed.

Here's the package.  A 3 5/16" x 4" flathead
with Jahn's 9:1 pistons and Isky 400 Jr. cam, Offy heads
and 4bbl manifold with Holley 390 cfm carb.
I later changed the bellhousing to the original style yoke
from this Chevy style.
Actually, a lot happened to this engine.  My brother and I had purchased the engine soon after buying the car,
had it hot tanked and cam bearings installed.  Nearly 20 years later when I was ready to build the engine,
I had it dipped again and we found a nickel size hole from the right rear exhaust port into the water jacket.
All these shots were taken after I had the hole brazed shut.  Before starting the motor for the first time,
I discovered water leaking around the brazed area.  Being a WWII tank or heavy equipment motor I tried
desperately to salvage it, eventually having it furnace welded.  That version of the motor ran about two weeks
before completely letting go.  Head studs pulled the cylinder deck up and of course allowed coolant into
the oil.  By the time I caught it, which was really only a couple of minutes, I had lost all the bearings, flattened the
cam and scored the pistons.  It took several months, but I eventually found another industrial motor, had the pistons
polished, bought new internals and reassembled the motor.

Because of the aluminum heads, I tried the fiber head gaskets but they just didn't work.  They would give out
around the water passages and eventually break down enough to allow coolant into the combustion chamber.
After replacing the gaskets with the standard copper versions, I have driven it 17,000 trouble free miles.

The assembled car...