265 flathead dodge

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  1. Hillbilly Flathead

    Hillbilly Flathead New Member

    Hi Just wondering if anyone has any sugjestions on the oiling impovements for the 25 in full filtered flathead dodge block and crank ,, Not the bypass filtered blocks ,, I have some of both ,, plan on using a remote filter , tear-dropping the crank oil holes , and razing the pressure some , for starts ..
     
  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    posting clear pictures of that project car and engine would be helpful

     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I don't know much about the Early Dodge Flatheads..
    Not known to be Fast till the 331 Hemi came out.
    Grumpy knows all about those early Hemis.

    Ford Flathead V8s dominated here in Illinois with the Old Timers till the 1949 Olds 303 Rocket V8 was released.
    Cadillac Ok but it never made big news till the 472-500 hit the streets here.
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I've only built a few flat-head engines, but I can tell you most were reasonably easy to rebuild, and easy to work on, and rather durable.
    the last one I rebuilt was a rambler strait 6 flat head and that was still running in a buddys car and its been over 30 years since that was rebuilt.....but understand he only drives the car occasionally. his is a 1965 American two door, painted beige, mine was white, both are three speed manuals
    that car was nearly a clone of the car I drove in college , that looked like this one

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    his car and engine looks more like these picture's I found
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    I drove a 1965 rambler in college , that had that flat head in line 6 cylinder engine..about the only 6 cylinder car I ever owned, that I wish I could find again ,in great shape!
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I would be kinda leary of raising oil pressure.
    The engine itself would like it on the mains and rods.
    The question is can the camshaft drive gear and distributor gear take it or not.
     
  6. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I would use the engine what it was built for.
    If raced I do not know myself how it would take it.
     
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I like engines with racing legacy's to run and play with.
    Parts and knowledge more easily found and known.
     

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