Gray Man, Inc.

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Re: Gray Man, Inc.

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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:52 pm

Tow dolly is next on the block and got a restoration. Pressure washed, repacked wheel bearings, new straps, lights, reflector tape, grip tape, cleaned up wiring. New tire on order. Buh bye.

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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:03 am

1012 mile impulse buy. I'm an idiot.

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Post by Taterhead » Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:08 am

Ok, so I know it’s a flathead V8, but what is the reason for your hand in the picture. Is it to show size or something like that?
Not saying your hand is ruining the pic or anything, I just don’t know much about those engines and was wondering.

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:27 am

V8-60, which was Ford's downsized economy offering from 1937-1940. It's 136ci, 60hp, and has6:1 compression. My hand covers more than half the cylinder head. Hilariously dinky.
The famous old quote was that they didn't have enough power to pull the skin off a bowl of pudding. Bolt-on parts can make them cool and they were a go-to for midgets and hydroplanes in the 40s and 50s. There were supercharger kits, multiple carb intakes, high compression heads, and Ardun conversions.


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Re: Gray Man, Inc.

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Post by Taterhead » Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:38 pm

Thanks for explaining that for me.

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